Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom? If you're planning to go to Aberdeen, below is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom

Based on the climate and weather in Aberdeen, the best time to go is August. See below for details.

Important essentials for Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Aberdeen, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • A vaccine card protector

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  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

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  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks are not available for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


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  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an excellent plane-friendly option.

General health necessities

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What to wear/what to pack for Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom by month

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January

In January, Aberdeen is brisk. Temperatures routinely are in the 40s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the low 30s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Aberdeen, with most of the days of the month having rain. In January, humidity reaches as high as 90%. There is frost regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to Union Terrace Gardens, you'll probably do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Binoculars

    Like these

February

February in Aberdeen can be brisk. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to Union Terrace Gardens, you'll probably do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Binoculars

    Like these

March

March in Aberdeen is cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 30s F (single digits C). It snows sometimes. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 70% to 80% range on average. There is frost a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to Union Terrace Gardens, you'll probably do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Binoculars

    Like these

April

If you go to Aberdeen in April, you will notice that it is brisk. Expect it to snow occasionally. Daytime temperatures are in the low 50s F (low 10s C). There is frost once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to Union Terrace Gardens, you'll probably do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Binoculars

    Like these

May

In May, Aberdeen is relatively cool. Temperatures routinely are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) and about a third of the time jump into the low 60s F (mid 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 40s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Aberdeen, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In May, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to Union Terrace Gardens, you'll probably do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Binoculars

    Like these

June

If you go to Aberdeen in June, you will notice that it is chilly. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to Union Terrace Gardens, you'll probably do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Binoculars

    Like these

July

If you visit Aberdeen during July, you may find that it is balmy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (low 10s C). Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to Union Terrace Gardens, you'll probably do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Binoculars

    Like these

August

August in Aberdeen is chilly. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) to 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to Union Terrace Gardens, you'll probably do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Binoculars

    Like these

September

If you visit Aberdeen during September, you may see that it is relatively cool. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (mid 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 40s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to Union Terrace Gardens, you'll probably do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Binoculars

    Like these

October

October in Aberdeen is brisk. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 40s F (single digits C), with a few days below 32 F (single digits C). But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 70% to 80% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to Union Terrace Gardens, you'll probably do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Binoculars

    Like these

November

November in Aberdeen is pretty cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 30s F (single digits C). But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 80% to 80% range on average. There is frost sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to Union Terrace Gardens, you'll probably do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Binoculars

    Like these

December

If you visit Aberdeen during December, you are likely to notice that it can be very chilly. Temperatures tend to hover around the 40s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 80 and 90% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to snow a bit less than half of the time. There is frost about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to Union Terrace Gardens, you'll probably do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Binoculars

    Like these

Activities for Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Aberdeen.

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