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

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Traveling to Stromness, Scotland, United Kingdom? If you're planning to go to Stromness, I've got 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 Stromness, Scotland, United Kingdom

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

Important essentials for Stromness, Scotland, United Kingdom

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

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  • N95 masks

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  • Travel disinfecting wipes

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  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • Hand sanitizer

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  • Kids' KN95 masks

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

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

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January

If you go to Stromness 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 regularly.

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February

Traveling to Stromness in February, you will notice that it can be brisk, somewhat snowy and very rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time and snow a bit less than 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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March

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

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April

April here can be brisk, somewhat rainy and somewhat hazy. Temperatures average in the high 40s F (single digits C) during the day. There is frost sometimes. It rains about half of the time and snows sometimes.

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May

May in Stromness is cold, somewhat rainy and somewhat hazy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 40s F (single digits C). It tends to rain a bit less than half of the time. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 70% to 80% range on average.

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June

In June, Stromness can be chilly, 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 Stromness, with several of the days of the month having rain. In June, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

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July

July for Stromness is chilly 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.

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August

If you go to Stromness in August, 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 60s F (mid 10s C).

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September

September in Stromness is chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

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October

If you go to Stromness 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).

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November

November in Stromness can be very chilly 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 occasionally. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 80% to 90% range on average. There is frost once in a while.

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December

December in Stromness can be very chilly and very rainy. Temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C) during the day. There is frost 5-10 days this month. It rains about two thirds of the time and snows about a third of the time.

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Activities for Stromness, Scotland, United Kingdom

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

If you visit the Stromness Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

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