A generally unsettled month with some heavy rain and strong winds at times, before becoming fine and very warm in the last few days. The mean temperature was 1.3 °C above the 1971-2000 average. Rainfall amounts were above average in the west, with over 150% of the normal amount in the western Highlands. Elsewhere totals were generally close to normal, but it was relatively dry in Shetland. Sunshine amounts were typically close to average.
- 1st to 11th :
- Bands of rain spread eastwards on 1st, 2nd and 3rd, with some dry, bright but rather cloudy interludes. The 4th was bright with scattered showers before rain spread from the south-west later and overnight, clearing to showers during 5th. Another spell of rain crossed from the south-west in the evening and overnight clearing to blustery showers on 6th and 7th, accompanied by strong to gale force winds. The 8th saw fewer showers and more sunshine, especially in the east, with the temperature at Inverbervie (Aberdeenshire) reaching 18.5 °C. Rain moved northwards on 9th then the south became bright and warm, with Machrihanish (Argyll and Bute) reaching 20.9 °C. Rather cloudy on 10th with showers or longer spells of rain, but becoming drier later and warm, with Charterhall (Borders) reaching 22.3 °C. The 11th was bright with showers.
- 12th to 22nd:
- Widespread severe gales on 12th brought gusts over 70 mph to the Central Belt. Rain was heavy at times with over 25 mm recorded in 24 hours from 0900 over much of the western Highlands and 76.8 mm at Tyndrum (Stirling). Further gales in the south on 13th before they eased, and a rain band moved southwards. Outbreaks of rain in the north on 14th with some strong winds, gusting to 59 mph at Rosehearty (Aberdeenshire), but dry and bright in the south. A dry day on 15th with sunny spells after a chilly start, with Tyndrum falling to -0.4 °C. The 16th was mostly cloudy with outbreaks of rain, the best of any drier and brighter conditions being across the north-west. Some dry, bright weather on 17th but showers developed in many places, heavy at times and slow moving with isolated thunderstorms. Thundery showers in the north-east at first on 18th,; drier and brighter elsewhere, with 19.5 °C at Brodick Castle, Isle of Arran. Patchy rain in the west early on 19th, with heavier rain over the south later, otherwise mainly dry and bright. Sunny spells on 20th but some sharp showers, mostly in the north-west. Heavy rain spread south-eastwards through the morning of 21st with sunny spells and showers, some thundery, following by mid-afternoon. Very wet in the north-west Highlands, with nearly 70 mm recorded at Cluanie Inn (Highland) by midnight, and windy with gales in places. Bright with further showers on 22nd with more general rain developing overnight, heaviest in the west with another 39 mm falling at Cluanie Inn.
- 23rd to 30th:
- The 23rd saw outbreaks of rain, most persistent in the west with bright or sunny spells in the east, and a maximum of 19.7 °C at Lossiemouth (Moray). Patchy, mainly light, rain overnight soon cleared on 24th to leave sunny spells and a few showers, more especially across the north-west. Rain or showers in the west on 25th after a dry start. The east was mostly dry with some sunshine, before outbreaks of rain later. Occasional showers in the north and west on 26th, but mainly dry elsewhere with sunny or clear spells. Brighter on 27th in the south and east, with Lossiemouth reaching 21.6 °C. Bright and sunny on 28th and exceptionally warm, with maxima around 23 to 24 °C widely. A very mild night followed with Altnaharra (Highland) falling no lower than 17.4 °C. Cloud and patchy rain spread eastwards on 29th, though it died out and parts of the north and east stayed bright and very warm. The 30th was again very warm in central and eastern areas, with temperatures here rising to around 22 °C and reaching 26.7 °C at Floors Castle (Borders). Meanwhile, rain spread into many western areas.