With low pressure over or close to the UK for the whole month, the weather was generally cool and unsettled with showers or longer periods of rain making it exceptionally wet in the south and east. However, there were plenty of dry, fine days in the far north-west.
The mean temperature was 0.6 °C below the 1971-2000 average, making it the coolest June since 1998. It was much wetter than normal across much of southern and eastern Scotland, especially in the Borders, Lothians and Fife where 250% to 300% of the normal amount fell. Across southern and eastern Scotland, it was the wettest June on record and the number of days with rain was among the highest in the last 50 years. In marked contrast, it was drier than average in Shetland and parts of the north-west and the Western Isles. It was a relatively dull month in many areas, especially in the south and east, where it was among the dullest on record. However, sunshine totals were somewhat above normal in Shetland, the Western Isles and along the north-west coast.
- 1st to 14th:
- The 1st and 2nd were dry and bright but rather cool in a northerly breeze. Although 3rd remained bright, scattered showers broke out in northern and north-eastern areas. These continued into 4th with other areas remaining generally dry. The 5th started bright but rain reached southern areas during the late afternoon, spreading northwards on 6th with some heavy bursts for the central Highlands. The 7th started dry and bright but rain and strengthening winds reached the south-west during the afternoon. This rain remained over areas south of the Central Belt for much of 8th with some heavy bursts for the Borders (Carterhouse recorded 38.4 mm), whilst northern areas were dry with bright spells. The 9th and 10th saw a band of heavy showers develop through the day affecting mainly Argyll, parts of the Central Belt and the Borders. These became very scattered on 11th with only Galloway and the north-west Highlands being affected but some patchy rain in the morning for central areas. The 12th and 13th saw a scattering of mainly light showers and it remained cool. The 14th was generally bright with sunny spells.
- 15th to 22nd:
- The 15th saw wind and rain spread from the south-west with over 20 mm recorded in southern areas, especially Dumfries and Galloway where Threave recorded 52.6 mm, although northern areas were drier. The unseasonal weather continued into 16th with showers or longer spells of rain for most areas, Charterhall (Borders) recording 32.2 mm, and a strong easterly wind keeping temperatures well below average for the time of year. The rain was slow to clear from eastern areas on 17th, western areas faring best with some sunny spells. The 18th was a much better day with more sunshine and only a scattering of showers for north-eastern areas. Showers here again on 19th whilst remaining areas were generally dry with sunny spells. A pleasant day on 20th although some scattered showers broke out on the Moray coast in the afternoon. The improvement was short-lived as rain spread from the south on 21st to reach all areas by the evening, with over 20 mm widely in the east and south, Durris (Aberdeenshire) recording 54.3 mm. The 22nd saw rain and a brisk easterly wind, the worst of the rainfall in the south-west with West Freugh (Dumfries and Galloway) recording 45 mm.
- 23rd to 30th:
- The 23rd was a day of showers or longer spells of rain for most areas. The showers generally eased on 24th and were restricted to eastern areas. The 25th was an improvement with plenty of sunny spells for most areas and although 26th started bright a band of rain reached western areas during the afternoon and spread eastwards during the evening. The rain continued to affect most areas on 27th although it eased from southern areas later. The 28th was a very unsettled day with bands of rain or showers spreading from the west. There were some particularly heavy showers and thunderstorms for the Central Highlands and the south-east. The showers continued for all areas on 29th although the heaviest ones with thunder mainly affected far northern areas, and the same theme continued on 30th with a scattering of showers, some heavy, for all areas.