Scotland weather in May 2024

Expect 14°C daytime maximum temperatures in the shade with on average 5 hours of sunshine per day in Scotland in May. Check more long-term weather averages for Scotland in May before you book your next holiday to Scotland in 2024/2025.

  • 14°C maximum daytime temperature in May in Scotland (Edinburgh)14
    14°C max day temperature
  • 5 hours of sunshine per day
  • 16 days with some rainfall in May in Scotland (Edinburgh)16
    16 days with some rainfall
  • 5°C minimum night-time temperature in May in Scotland (Edinburgh)5
    5°C min night temperature
  • 16 hours of daylight per day in May in Scotland (Edinburgh)16
    16 hours of daylight per day
  • No heat & humidity in May in Scotland (Edinburgh)0
    No heat & humidity
  • 57 mm monthly rainfall in May in Scotland (Edinburgh)57
    57 mm of monthly rainfall
  • UV (maximum) index 5 (Moderate) in May in Scotland (Edinburgh)5
    5 (Moderate) UV index
  • 9°C sea temperature in May in Scotland (Edinburgh)9
    9°C sea temperature

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The May weather guide for Scotland (Edinburgh) shows long term weather averages processed from data supplied by CRU (University of East Anglia), the Met Office & the Netherlands Meteorological Institute. Find out more about our data sources.

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More about Scotland

How warm is it in Scotland in May?

Daytime temperatures usually reach 14°C in Edinburgh, Scotland in May, falling to 5°C at night.

How sunny is it in Scotland in May?

There are normally 5 hours of bright sunshine each day in Edinburgh, Scotland in May - that's 33% of daylight hours.

Is the sea cold around Scotland in May?

The average sea temperature around Edinburgh, Scotland in May is 9°C.

Does it rain in Scotland in May?

There are usually 16 days with some rain in Edinburgh, Scotland in May and the average monthly rainfall is 57mm.

Scotland May sunrise & sunset times

Browse the sunrise and sunset times for Scotland in May 2024. Select a month to view Scotland sunrise and sunset times for the next 12 months. The Scotland sunrise and sunset times shown below are for Edinburgh.

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Date Sunrise times Sunset times
Wednesday, 1st May 2024 05:28 20:53
Thursday, 16th May 2024 04:58 21:22
Friday, 31st May 2024 04:36 21:46

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