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

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Traveling to Fort William, Scotland, United Kingdom? If you're planning to go to Fort William, here 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 Fort William, Scotland, United Kingdom

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

Important essentials for Fort William, Scotland, United Kingdom

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Hand sanitizer

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  • 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).


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

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  • Travel insurance

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  • A vaccine card protector

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  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.

General health necessities

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

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January

January in Fort William is cold and very rainy. Temperatures average in the low 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 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the West Highland Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

February

In February, Fort William can be brisk and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 40s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the 30s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Fort William, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In February, humidity reaches as high as 80%. There is frost a bit less than half of the time. Additionally, it is windy.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the West Highland Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

March

March in Fort William is cold and very rainy. Temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C) during the day. There is frost once in a while. It rains about two thirds of the time and snows sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the West Highland Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

April

In April, Fort William can be brisk and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 50s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the low 40s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Fort William, with several of the days of the month having rain. In April, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the West Highland Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

May

May here is chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the West Highland Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

June

In June, Fort William can be chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 50s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Fort William, with several of the days of the month having rain. In June, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the West Highland Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

July

In July, Fort William is crisp and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 60s F (high 10s C) and sometimes jump into the low 70s F (low 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the 50s F (low 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Fort William, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In July, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the West Highland Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

August

Traveling to Fort William in August, you will notice that it is crisp and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the West Highland Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

September

If you are traveling to Fort William in September, you will notice that it is relatively cool and very rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the West Highland Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

October

In October, Fort William is cold and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 50s F (low 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the 40s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Fort William, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In October, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the West Highland Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

November

November in Fort William can be brisk and very rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain about two thirds of the time. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 80% to 90% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the West Highland Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

December

If you go to Fort William in December, you will notice that it is cold and very rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 40s F (single digits C). There is frost 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the West Highland Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

Activities for Fort William, Scotland, United Kingdom

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

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