A mainly changeable month, with showers or longer periods of rain on many days and only one warm settled spell.
The mean temperature was 0.4 °C above the 1981-2010 average. It was wetter than normal across parts of eastern and southern Scotland, with twice the average amount in Berwickshire. In contrast, parts of the north-west Highlands were somewhat drier than normal. Sunshine totals were above normal in the western Highlands but it was somewhat duller than usual near the east coast and in the northern Isles.
- 1st to 7th:
- Showers on 1st, the heaviest in Argyll and the Central Highlands. These cleared overnight, and on 2nd and 3rd showers were more scattered and less frequent, mainly affecting the far north and west with temperatures over 20 °C in parts of the north and east on 3rd; 22.8 °C was recorded at Achnagart (Highland). The 4th started bright, but heavy showers with thunder developed during the afternoon in most areas with only the far north escaping. The unsettled theme continued on 5th with heavy thundery showers for central and southern areas, the Borders and Lothians seeing the heaviest. The 6th again saw some heavy showers with thunder for West Fife and Perthshire, but on 7th the showers were more scattered with only Angus and Aberdeenshire affected.
- 8th to 11th:
- It was fine and settled with sunny spells and temperatures in the mid-20s for many; Eskdalemuir (Dumfries and Galloway) reached 25.9 °C on 10th.
- 12th to 23rd:
- The 12th saw changes for south-western areas with showers developing in the afternoon, and the unsettled weather continued on 13th when the north-west had rain while southern and western areas had scattered showers. After a bright start on 14th, showers developed during the afternoon with thunder for Perthshire and the Central Highlands, although the showers eased overnight. The 15th started bright but rain, accompanied by a strong south-easterly wind, spread from the south-west to reach southern areas by mid-afternoon and continued northwards during the evening; however, temperatures still reached the low-20s in many areas. The 16th saw sunny spells in the morning, but showers with occasional thunder developed mainly for the Borders and Central Belt in the afternoon. The 17th started wet but the rain cleared to the east during the afternoon, and although 18th started with some showers in the Western Isles it was generally a bright and dry day with temperatures reaching the mid-20s in Moray and Aberdeenshire. The 19th started dry and bright but rain spread from the south in the morning to reach all but the far north by evening, clearing overnight to leave a day of scattered showers on 20th with thunder in the far north. Another day of scattered showers on 21st, with the heaviest in Fife and Moray where there was also thunder. Shetland saw persistent heavy rain overnight, with 64.2 mm recorded at Lerwick by 0900 on 22nd. Lighter, more scattered showers followed on 22nd and 23rd.
- 24th to 31st:
- On 24th a rain band spread from the south during the morning, reaching the far north late in the day and clearing early on 25th to leave another showery day. The 26th saw more sunshine for most areas, but rain spread from the south-west during the late afternoon and overnight to give most areas a wet day on 27th with some unseasonably strong winds for the north-west; a gust of 64 mph was recorded at South Uist (Western Isles). The 28th started bright, but showers broke out in western areas during the afternoon, becoming heavier and more widespread on 29th with thunder for many areas and 23.2 mm rain at Gogarbank (Edinburgh). An improvement on 30th, to a generally dry and bright day. An unusually cold night followed, with an air frost in places and -2.5 °C at Cromdale (Highland). Although 31st started bright in the east, rain spread from the west to reach all areas by the afternoon.