Shetland Weather in August

What's the weather like in Shetland (Scotland) in August 2022?

The climate in Shetland during August can be summarized as mild and reasonably dry.

August is in the summer in Shetland and is typically the warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cool 14°C (58°F), whilst at night 10°C (49°F) is normal.

Shetland weather averages (imperial / metric)
Daytime temperature 14.3°C 57.7°F
Nightly temperature 9.5°C 49.1°F
Average temperature 11.9°C 53.4°F
Daily sunshine 4.6 hrs
Avg rainfall 77 mm 3 ins
Rainy days 18 days
Sea temperature 12.9°C 55.2°F
Humidity 90%
Windspeed 19.4kph 12 mph

On average August is the 5th driest month of the year in Shetland with around 77mm 3 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 18 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 4.6 hours of sunshine per day.

August temperatures in Shetland

Shetland average temperature in August

August rainfall

Shetland average rain in August

August hourly sunshine

Shetland average rain in August

The data used in these monthly averages covers a period of over 100 years right up until last year. As such they are a valid prediction of what to expect for the weather in Shetland in August 2022.

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Shetland weather stats

Shetland weather statistics
Hottest month: August 14.2°C 57.6°F
Driest month: June 59mm 2.3ins
Sunniest month: April 4.9hrs
Coldest month: February 5.2°C 41.4°F
Wettest month: November 140mm 5.5ins
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