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

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Traveling to Birsay, Scotland, United Kingdom? If you're planning to go to Birsay, 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 Birsay, Scotland, United Kingdom

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

Important essentials for Birsay, Scotland, United Kingdom

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

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  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an excellent TSA-friendly option.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

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


  • A vaccine card protector

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

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January

January for Birsay can be very chilly, somewhat snowy and very rainy. Temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C) during the day. There is frost a bit less than half of the time. It rains about two thirds of the time and snows about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Kirbuster Farm Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

February

If you vacation in Birsay during February, you will probably see that it can be very chilly, somewhat snowy and very rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 40s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 30s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 80 and 90% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time and snow a bit less than half of the time. There is frost 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Kirbuster Farm Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

March

March in this region is cold, somewhat snowy, very rainy and somewhat hazy. Temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C) during the day. There is frost regularly. It rains about half of the time and snows about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Kirbuster Farm Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

April

Traveling to Birsay in April, you will notice that it can be brisk, somewhat rainy and somewhat hazy. Expect it to rain about half of the time and snow once in a while. Daytime temperatures are in the high 40s F (single digits C). There is frost sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Kirbuster Farm Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

May

In May, Birsay can be very chilly, somewhat rainy and somewhat hazy. Temperatures routinely are in the 50s F (low 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 40s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Birsay, with several of the days of the month having rain. In May, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Kirbuster Farm Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

June

If you vacation in Birsay during June, you are likely to see that it is relatively cool, somewhat rainy and somewhat hazy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 50s 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. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Kirbuster Farm Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

July

July in Birsay is cool and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (mid 10s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Kirbuster Farm Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

August

August for Birsay is cool and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (mid 10s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Kirbuster Farm Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

September

In September, Birsay is cool and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) and once in a while jump into the low 60s F (mid 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 40s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Birsay, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In September, humidity reaches as high as 90%. Additionally, it is breezy.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Kirbuster Farm Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

October

If you are traveling to Birsay in October, you will notice that it can be brisk and very rainy. Expect it to rain about two thirds of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Kirbuster Farm Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

November

November in Birsay is pretty cool and very rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain about two thirds of the time. It also snows once in a while. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 80% to 90% range on average. There is frost sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Kirbuster Farm Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

December

If you go to Birsay in December, you will notice that it can be brisk and very rainy. Expect it to rain about two thirds of the time and snow 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the 40s F (single digits C). There is frost 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Kirbuster Farm Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

Activities for Birsay, Scotland, United Kingdom

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

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