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

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Traveling to Elgin, Scotland, United Kingdom? If you're planning to go to Elgin, I have 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 Elgin, Scotland, United Kingdom

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

Important essentials for Elgin, Scotland, United Kingdom

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

IMPORTANT COVID-19 ESSENTIALS

Other health necessities


  • Travel first aid kit

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  • Emergency rapid COVID-19 test

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  • Emergency motion sickness relief

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Activities for Elgin, Scotland, United Kingdom

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

If you are going to see the charming Elgin Cathedral, it's important to wear modest clothing:

If you go to Elgin Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

Castle hopping? For Spynie Palace, take:

We also recommend these top tours in and around Elgin.

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

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January

If you vacation in Elgin during January, you are likely to notice that it is brisk and somewhat 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 C). Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. There is frost 5-10 days this month.

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February

February in Elgin can be brisk and somewhat rainy. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 30s F (single digits C) to 40s F (single digits C).

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March

March in Elgin is brisk and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 40s F (single digits C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

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April

If you go to Elgin in April, you will notice that it can be brisk and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 50s F (low 10s C). There is frost occasionally.

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May

May in Elgin is crisp and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 40s F (single digits C). It tends to rain 5-10 days this month. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 60% to 70% range on average.

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June

In June, Elgin is chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C) and regularly 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 Elgin, with several of the days of the month having rain. In June, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

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July

July in Elgin is balmy and somewhat rainy. 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).

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August

If you go to Elgin in August, you will notice that it is cool and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

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September

If you vacation in Elgin during September, you will probably notice that it is crisp and somewhat rainy. 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 around 70 during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time.

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October

October in this region can be very chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

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November

In November, Elgin is cold and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 40s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the high 30s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Elgin, with several of the days of the month having rain. In November, humidity reaches as high as 80%. There is frost once in a while.

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December

December in Elgin is brisk and somewhat rainy. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C).

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