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Aviemore
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Population 3,613 (2001 census)
est. 3,613 (2016)
Language Highland English
Scottish Gaelic
OS grid reference NH898129
• Edinburgh 90 mi (145 km)
• London 420 mi (725 km)
Council area
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town AVIEMORE
Postcode district PH22
Dialling code 01479
Police Northern
Fire Highlands and Islands
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament
  • Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Scottish Parliament
  • Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch
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Aviemore (Listeni/ˌæviˈmɔər/; Scottish Gaelic: An Aghaidh Mhòr pronounced [ˈan ˈɤːɪ ˈvɔːɾ] "The big [mountain] face") is a town in Highlands of Scotland, UK. It is also a tourist area.

Geography

Climate

Aviemore has an oceanic climate (Köppen: Cfb). It has cool temperatures and rainfall throughout the year. The highest temperature ever was 31.3 °C (88.3 °F) on 28 June 2018.

Climate data for Aviemore (228 m asl, averages 1981–2010, extremes 1956–present)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 12.5
(54.5)
15.8
(60.4)
23.0
(73.4)
24.2
(75.6)
29.0
(84.2)
31.3
(88.3)
31.0
(87.8)
30.6
(87.1)
26.7
(80.1)
25.5
(77.9)
16.7
(62.1)
14.8
(58.6)
31.3
(88.3)
Average high °C (°F) 5.0
(41)
5.5
(41.9)
7.8
(46)
10.9
(51.6)
14.3
(57.7)
16.5
(61.7)
18.7
(65.7)
18.1
(64.6)
15.3
(59.5)
11.4
(52.5)
7.7
(45.9)
5.1
(41.2)
11.36
(52.45)
Average low °C (°F) -1.0
(30.2)
-1.0
(30.2)
0.3
(32.5)
1.9
(35.4)
4.2
(39.6)
7.3
(45.1)
9.5
(49.1)
9.1
(48.4)
6.8
(44.2)
4.1
(39.4)
1.4
(34.5)
-1.3
(29.7)
3.44
(38.2)
Record low °C (°F) -21.5
(-6.7)
-26.2
(-15.2)
-17.4
(0.7)
-9.5
(14.9)
-5.1
(22.8)
-3.2
(26.2)
-1.1
(30)
-2.7
(27.1)
-4.6
(23.7)
-8.6
(16.5)
-17.1
(1.2)
-24.6
(-12.3)
-26.2
(-15.2)
Rainfall mm (inches) 123.5
(4.862)
90.5
(3.563)
85.9
(3.382)
55.9
(2.201)
58.8
(2.315)
63.8
(2.512)
59.7
(2.35)
69.8
(2.748)
78.7
(3.098)
102.2
(4.024)
99.1
(3.902)
89.3
(3.516)
977.2
(38.472)
Avg. rainy days (≥ 1 mm) 16.3 13.4 15.4 11.4 12.8 12.0 11.7 12.3 13.4 16.1 14.5 13.4 162.7
Sunshine hours 33.3 63.5 98.3 135.0 178.4 148.5 149.7 136.5 110.6 77.4 43.3 30.7 1,205.2
Source: Met Office


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