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

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

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

Important essentials for Shapinsay, Scotland, United Kingdom

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

    These N95 masks provide the best level of protection possible.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

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


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Travel insurance

    If you or a companion get COVID-19, your amazing trip can be ruined. Good travel insurance can help. See plans


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards may wear away. An unreadable vaccination card can have severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an excellent plane-friendly choice.

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

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January

Traveling to Shapinsay in January, you will notice that it can be brisk, somewhat snowy and very rainy. Expect it to rain about two thirds of the time and snow about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 40s F (single digits C). There is frost a bit less than half of the time.

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February

February in Shapinsay is cold, somewhat snowy and very 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. It also snows regularly. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 80% to 90% range on average. There is frost a bit less than half of the time.

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March

If you go to Shapinsay in March, you will notice that it can be very chilly, somewhat snowy, very rainy and somewhat hazy. Expect it to rain about half of the time and snow about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 40s F (single digits C). There is frost about a third of the time.

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April

In April, Shapinsay is cold, somewhat rainy and somewhat hazy. 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 Shapinsay, with several of the days of the month having rain. In April, humidity reaches as high as 80%. There is frost occasionally. Additionally, it is windy.

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May

If you vacation in Shapinsay during May, you will probably find that it can be brisk, somewhat rainy and somewhat hazy. 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). Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about a third of the time.

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June

In June, Shapinsay is relatively cool, somewhat rainy and somewhat hazy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) and occasionally 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 Shapinsay, with several of the days of the month having rain. In June, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

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July

In July, Shapinsay can be chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C) and a bit less than half of the time jump into the low 60s F (mid 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 50s F (low 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Shapinsay, with several of the days of the month having rain. In July, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

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August

If you visit Shapinsay during August, you are likely to find that it can be chilly 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 low 50s F (low 10s 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.

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September

In September, Shapinsay is relatively 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 Shapinsay, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In September, humidity reaches as high as 90%. Additionally, it is windy.

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October

October for Shapinsay is cold and very rainy. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C) during the day. It rains about two thirds of the time.

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November

In November, Shapinsay is cold and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 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 Shapinsay, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In November, humidity reaches as high as 90%. There is frost occasionally. Additionally, it is breezy.

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December

If you visit Shapinsay during December, you may notice that it is pretty cool 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 two thirds of the time and snow about a third of the time. There is frost regularly.

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Activities for Shapinsay, Scotland, United Kingdom

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

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