Shetland Weather in October

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

The climate in Shetland during October can be summarized as cool and wet.

October is in the fall / autumn in Shetland and is typically the 5th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cool 10°C (51°F), whilst at night 6°C (44°F) is normal.

Shetland weather averages (imperial / metric)
Daytime temperature 10.4°C 50.8°F
Nightly temperature 6.4°C 43.5°F
Average temperature 8.4°C 47.1°F
Daily sunshine 2.3 hrs
Avg rainfall 131 mm 5.1 ins
Rainy days 24 days
Sea temperature 10.9°C 51.6°F
Humidity 90%
Windspeed 26.9kph 17 mph

On average October is the 3rd wettest month of the year in Shetland with around 131mm 5.1 inches of rain making it a wet time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 24 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 2.3 hours of sunshine per day.

October temperatures in Shetland

Shetland average temperature in October

October rainfall

Shetland average rain in October

October hourly sunshine

Shetland average rain in October

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 October 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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