Montreal Traveler's Weather

>Know what weather to expect and the best time of year to visit Montreal

The City of Montreal has four distinct seasons with fairly even days of precipitation throughout the year. The temperature varies widely from winter through summer. It is a great city to visit any time of the year as long as you come prepared for the conditions. Check the monthly climate chart below to see what type of weather conditions you are likely to encounter during your visit to Montreal.

Montreal Climate by Month

MonthAvg LowAvg HighAvg Days with RainAvg Days with Snow
January-12.4°C-5.4°C414
February-10.6°C-3.7°C411
March-4.8°C2.4°C78
April2.9°C11.0°C113
May10.0°C19.0°C130
June14.9°C23.7°C140
July17.9°C26.6°C100
August16.7°C24.8°C130
September11.9°C19.4°C130
October5.9°C12.3°C131
November-0.2°C5.1°C115
December-8.9°C-2.3°C612

Average Annual Precipitation: 42 Inches

Average Annual Days with Precipitation: 164

Average Annual Hours of Sunshine: 2015

Best Months to Visit Montreal: May, June, July, August, September, Early October

Conditions in Montreal can fluctuate dramatically and quickly, especially during the spring. Remnants of tropical storms from the south occasionally bring in gales and heavy rainfall. Typically, some summer days push into the low to mid 30°C range. During winter cold snaps the low can approach and occasionally exceed -30°C. Thunderstorms are fairly common from spring through fall.

While winters in Montreal are cold with most of the precipitation falling in the form of snow, there are many winter activities to enjoy and the city can be particularily beautiful in the wintertime. Autumn is also beautiful with brilliant displays of fall colours the Quebec is known for. Although there are less days with precipitation during the summer months, the amount of precipitation is higher as the rain often falls in heavy bursts during thunderstorms.

If you visit Montreal in the summer you should preprared for warm and sometimes hot, humid weather. During the winter you must be prepared for cold, sometimes windy weather with plenty of snow. Fortunately, the metro is unaffected by the snow and, except for severe conditions, the buses do pretty well, as Montreal is well equipped to deal with snow.

We hope you find the above information helpful when planning your trip to Montreal.

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