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Kintail weather in May (Highland, Scotland)

How is the weather in Kintail in May? Wondering if it's an optimal time for a visit? This page provides detailed information on the weather conditions for that month.

Temperatures

In May, Kintail generally has moderate temperatures and high rainfall. Throughout the daytime, temperatures often hover around 14°C. However, as the sun sets and evening approaches, there's a noticeable cool-down, with temperatures gently dropping to a more temperate 6°C.

Precipitation

Kintail in May usually receives high rainfall, averaging around 142 mm for the month. Typically around 19 days of rainfall is expected.

Average sunshine

The city usually sees around 197 hours of sunlight, indicating many sunny days.

If you're inclined towards comfortable temperatures and drier conditions, May is a prime time to visit Kintail. May, June, July and August typically offer the best circumstances. While January, February, March, April, September, October, November and December tend to showcase less optimal conditions.

For an in-depth look at the yearly conditions, visit our specialized Kintail climate page with graphs.

 

Kintail, monthly averages in May

Min TemperatureMin Temperature 6°C  
Max TemperatureMax Temperature 14°C  
Chance of RainChance of Rain 63%  
PrecipitationPrecipitation 142 mm  
Rainy daysRainy days 19 days  
SunshineSunshine 197 hours *  
Percentage SunshinePercentage Sunshine *  
* Data from: Portree, the United Kingdom (49 KM, 30 Miles).

Where to go in Scotland in May

Find out more about the weather in Scotland and which places have the best travel conditions in this month.

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Legend perfect weather pleasant tolerable unpleasant poor
Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20°C and 29°C and not too much precipitation (less than 90 mm a month).

So, what should you wear in this month?

Plan on layering your clothes. Some days or part of the day it will be nice and warm and some moments it can be a bit chilly. Bring a rain jacket in case it rains during your stay.

What To Do

We rated the following activities from 1 (least suitable) to 10 (best) to do.

Swimming
5/10
Cycling
5/10
Walking
5/10
Camping
3/10
Outdoor sports
9/10

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