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

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

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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 Caithness and Sutherland, Scotland, United Kingdom

Based on the climate and weather in Caithness and Sutherland, the best time to go is July. See below for details.

Important essentials for Caithness and Sutherland, Scotland, United Kingdom

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

IMPORTANT COVID-19 ESSENTIALS

Other health necessities


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a good option.


  • Emergency rapid COVID-19 test

    U.S. residents can get them free here. Otherwise, you can buy them here.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

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Activities for Caithness and Sutherland, Scotland, United Kingdom

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

What to wear/what to pack for Caithness and Sutherland, Scotland, United Kingdom by month

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January

If you visit Caithness and Sutherland during January, you are likely to find that it is cold and very rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 40s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about two thirds of the time.

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February

If you vacation in Caithness and Sutherland during February, you may find that it can be brisk 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 low 30s F (single digits below 0 C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

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March

March in Caithness and Sutherland is brisk 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.

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April

April in Caithness and Sutherland can be very chilly and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain about half of the time.

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May

May in Caithness and Sutherland can be chilly and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain about half of the time.

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June

June here is crisp and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (mid 10s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

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July

If you go to Caithness and Sutherland in July, you will notice that it is crisp and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

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August

August is chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

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September

If you go to Caithness and Sutherland in September, you will notice that it is relatively cool and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 50s F (mid 10s C).

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October

If you visit Caithness and Sutherland during October, you are likely to find that it is pretty cool and very rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 40s F (single digits C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about two thirds of the time.

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November

In November, Caithness and Sutherland is cold and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 40s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the 30s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Caithness and Sutherland, with more than half of the days of the month having rain.

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December

December in this region can be very chilly and very rainy. Temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains about two thirds of the time.

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