The Weather

John Ruskin said:

Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.

The weather is changeable in Scotland. The East of Scotland is drier than the West and sunnier too. In winter it can be much colder. Dunbar is one of the sunniest locations in Scotland, and while has been given the soubriquet Sunny Dunny, come prepared for changeable weather. It is colder than London, but we expect you will be out and about enjoying the great outdoors, and if you are obsessed with the weather the dramatic skies are guaranteed to keep cloud watchers and photographers busy!

The UK Meteorological Office provides an excellent summary of the climate and maps of climate variables averaged since 1971. The monthly assessments are quite useful too, but we expect most of you will be interested in the short range forecasts, which – as you would expect – are more reliable than the long range forecasts.

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