Shetland Weather in May

What's the weather like in Shetland (Scotland) in May 2023?

The climate in Shetland during May can be summarized as cool and reasonably dry.

May is in the spring in Shetland and is typically the 6th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cool 10°C (51°F), whilst at night 5°C (42°F) is normal.

Shetland weather averages (imperial / metric)
Daytime temperature 10.3°C 50.5°F
Nightly temperature 5.3°C 41.5°F
Average temperature 7.8°C 46°F
Daily sunshine 5.4 hrs
Avg rainfall 60 mm 2.4 ins
Rainy days 17 days
Sea temperature 9°C 48.2°F
Humidity 86%
Windspeed 22.2kph 14 mph

On average May is the 2nd driest month of the year in Shetland with around 60mm 2.4 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 17 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 5.4 hours of sunshine per day.

May temperatures in Shetland

Shetland average temperature in May

May rainfall

Shetland average rain in May

May hourly sunshine

Shetland average rain in May

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 May 2023.

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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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