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Jody Victor® finds out about Scotland, UK

Jody wanted to find out more about the hot destinations for 2013 so he started at the top of the list and checked out Scotland.

Weather and climate.

Scottish climate varies from one region to another.

The western Highlands are wet and windy because it so mountainous and winds come in from the Atlantic Ocean. The eastern side of the country have annual rainfall similar to New York.

Because of the high latitude, winter days are short and summer days are very long; there is no complete darkness in Scotland’s far north. Snowfall averages 15-20 days in Scotland while in the mountains, the average number of snowfall days is 100.

January and February are the coldest months. Daytime temperatures ranges 41° to 45° F. July and August are the warmest months with temperatures that average 66° F.

Scotland has several ski centers for snowboarding and skiing. Strong winds that come in from the Atlantic and North Sea make the Outer Hebrides and Sutherland great for windsurfers. During the summer, long daylight hours mean you can play golf at midnight. If you do happen to go when it rains, there is a range of galleries, museums, and other attractions you can see or do.