RAF Lossiemouth

EGQS · Scotland, United Kingdom

Climate RAF Lossiemouth 2020-2024

Climate and trends: average temperature, flight conditions, precipitation, wind speed and direction.

Calculated from historical METAR data of RAF Lossiemouth (EGQS) between 2020 and 2024.

VFR conditions (%)

Month Average 2024 2023 2022 2021 2020
January 86.8 74 84 96 82 95
February 87.7 83 83 81 98 91
March 85.1 77 75 90 83 94
April 86.0 75 87 79 94 95
May 83.5 84 92 72 88
June 82.5 84 91 92 70
July 84.3 90 92 62 93
August 86.6 84 85 78 87
September 86.5 93 81 77 94
October 86.5 76 92 87 74
November 85.4 67 92 86 93
December 85.6 76 85 82 78
Average 84.6 76.9 82.9 88.0 81.5 87.2

2nd best VFR conditions of United Kingdom

VFR conditions during daylight period

Percentage of observations where the VFR minimums for ceiling and visibility are met: visibility of 8 km or more and a ceiling of 3,000 ft or more. Only observations between sunrise and sunset are taken into account.

Marginal VFR conditions (%)

Month Average 2024 2023 2022 2021 2020
January 96.7 89 97 99 96 99
February 97.6 95 99 96 99 99
March 96.3 97 92 98 96 98
April 96.5 97 97 93 99 96
May 94.2 94 99 91 97
June 93.8 97 99 99 88
July 94.4 98 99 84 97
August 95.2 97 90 97 91
September 95.6 98 96 90 95
October 95.4 96 93 95 90
November 94.7 83 100 98 98
December 97.1 94 97 92 100
Average 95.4 94.9 95.4 96.4 94.0 94.9

Marginal VFR conditions or better during daylight period

Percentage of observations where the MVFR minimums for ceiling and visibility are met: visibility of 5 km or more and a ceiling of 1,000 ft or more. Only observations between sunrise and sunset are taken into account.

Maximum temperatures (°C)

Month Average 2024 2023 2022 2021 2020
January 6.9 7 7 9 5 9
February 7.8 8 9 7 7 7
March 9.0 9 7 11 10 9
April 11.1 11 11 11 10 12
May 14.2 15 15 12 15
June 17.2 20 17 18 17
July 18.5 18 19 18 17
August 18.1 18 19 18 18
September 16.3 18 16 18 16
October 12.8 12 14 13 12
November 9.5 9 11 10 11
December 7.1 7 6 7 7
Average 11.9 8.6 12.5 13.1 12.0 12.4

78th highest temperature of United Kingdom

Average highest temperature per day

The maximum temperature is typically observed some hours after noon.

Minimum temperatures (°C)

Month Average 2024 2023 2022 2021 2020
January 1.4 1 2 3 0 3
February 1.6 2 3 2 1 1
March 2.2 3 2 2 3 2
April 3.9 5 4 4 2 3
May 6.7 7 7 6 7
June 9.5 10 8 10 10
July 11.5 11 10 13 10
August 10.9 12 10 12 11
September 9.3 10 10 11 9
October 6.6 7 8 7 7
November 3.7 2 5 5 4
December 1.8 2 0 2 3
Average 5.4 2.7 5.9 5.8 5.8 5.8

12th lowest temperature of United Kingdom

Average lowest temperature per day

The minimum temperature is typically observed just before sunrise.

Precipitation (%)

Month Average 2024 2023 2022 2021 2020
January 23.6 36 32 10 28 16
February 21.4 27 15 38 15 31
March 22.2 19 40 11 13 18
April 18.3 36 16 24 16 7
May 19.2 16 30 25 17
June 13.4 12 11 7 17
July 19.1 33 18 13 18
August 17.1 19 14 12 7
September 20.6 16 24 11 0
October 24.3 32 16 26 23
November 25.7 37 16 23 11
December 21.6 31 41 11 29
Average 20.6 29.4 23.6 19.9 15.6 15.2

Precipitation during daylight period

Percentage of observations with observed rain, drizzle, snow or hail. Only observations between sunrise and sunset are taken into account.

Wind speed (knots)

Month Average 2024 2023 2022 2021 2020
January 11.7 13 13 13 10 13
February 12.8 12 12 15 14 16
March 11.5 11 10 10 13 12
April 10.9 12 10 10 11 11
May 9.8 9 11 9 11
June 9.6 8 10 10 9
July 9.1 10 10 8 10
August 9.4 9 10 8 9
September 10.7 10 12 9 11
October 11.5 14 11 11 9
November 11.1 10 11 14 10
December 10.6 11 11 9 10
Average 10.6 11.9 10.2 10.9 10.0 10.6

78th highest wind speed of United Kingdom

Average wind speed

Excluding wind gusts. Only observations between sunrise and sunset are taken into account.

Prevailing wind direction

Month 2024 2023 2022 2021 2020
January 243° 248° 249° 261° 223°
February 243° 251° 247° 170° 232°
March 144° 329° 180° 249° 237°
April 277° 086° 027° 320° 236°
May 285° 252° 046° 277°
June 104° 214° 254° 035°
July 279° 280° 033° 275°
August 268° 253° 018° 093°
September 226° 308° 235° 247°
October 175° 221° 236° 248°
November 323° 165° 270° 229°
December 210° 302° 233° 184°

Prevailing wind direction

Average wind direction, weighed by wind speed. Only observations between sunrise and sunset are taken into account.