The best times to visit Cardigan for ideal weather are

June 11th to October 7th

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.

 

 


Other Cardigan Travel Info

Weather in Cardigan

Temperature

Average temperatures in Cardigan vary drastically. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a chance of rain or snow throughout most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 21st percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Cardigan, the hottest months are July, August, and then September. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early August where highs are regularly around 77.7°F (25.4°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 59.2°F (15.1°C) at night.

Cardigan Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Cardigan Temperatures (Celsius)

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“Feels-Like” Temperatures

The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.

Cardigan Perceived Temperature (F)

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Cardigan Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Cardigan Temperatures by Month

Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 30.1 21.9 14.7
Feb 28.7 20.6 12.8
Mar 34.8 26.9 19.2
Apr 46.8 37.4 29.9
May 58.5 48.1 39.6
Jun 66.8 56.5 48.7
Jul 76.7 66.6 58.4
Aug 75.6 66.1 58.3
Sep 68.9 59.3 50.9
Oct 56.5 49.1 42.1
Nov 47.1 39.8 33
Dec 36.7 30 23.7

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan -1.1 -5.6 -9.6
Feb -1.8 -6.3 -10.7
Mar 1.6 -2.8 -7.1
Apr 8.2 3 -1.2
May 14.7 8.9 4.2
Jun 19.3 13.6 9.3
Jul 24.8 19.2 14.7
Aug 24.2 18.9 14.6
Sep 20.5 15.2 10.5
Oct 13.6 9.5 5.6
Nov 8.4 4.3 0.6
Dec 2.6 -1.1 -4.6

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Cardigan are July, March, and then September. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early March. For example, on the week of March 5th there is 1 day of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early to mid December with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of December 10th.

When can you find snow in Cardigan? Weather stations report very large amounts of snow likely to be deepest around April, especially close to early April. The best time to ski (if at all) in Cardigan is often around around December 3rd when fresh powder is deepest. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.

Chance of Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Cardigan.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Cardigan (in).

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 27% 5.8 4.8
Feb 25% 10.7 3.4
Mar 22% 11.2 3.3
Apr 23% 12.8 3
May 24% 0.4 3
Jun 24% 0 3.3
Jul 20% 0 3.1
Aug 24% 0 4.8
Sep 23% 0 4.3
Oct 26% 0.4 5
Nov 25% 1.4 4.6
Dec 35% 4.9 6.3

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 27 14.7 12.2
Feb 25 27.2 8.6
Mar 22 28.4 8.4
Apr 23 32.5 7.6
May 24 1 7.6
Jun 24 0 8.4
Jul 20 0 7.9
Aug 24 0 12.2
Sep 23 0 10.9
Oct 26 1 12.7
Nov 25 3.6 11.7
Dec 35 12.4 16

 

Humidity and Wind

Cardigan has some very humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is April (68.7% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (76.2%).

Wind in Cardigan is usually moderate. The windiest month is January, followed by December and November. January’s average wind speed of around 9.8 knots (11.3 MPH or 18.1 KPH) is considered “a gentle breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early January where average top sustained speeds reach 16.3 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Cardigan.

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Wind

The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

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Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

Month Avg. Wind Avg. Wind Feel Sustained High Wind High Wind Feel
Jan 9.8 Gentle breeze 15.5 Significant breeze
Feb 8.7 Gentle breeze 14.1 Significant breeze
Mar 9.1 Gentle breeze 14.2 Significant breeze
Apr 8.4 Gentle breeze 13.2 Significant breeze
May 7.9 Gentle breeze 12.7 Significant breeze
Jun 6.9 Light breeze 10.9 Gentle breeze
Jul 6.8 Light breeze 11 Significant breeze
Aug 6.6 Light breeze 10.6 Gentle breeze
Sep 7.7 Gentle breeze 12.4 Significant breeze
Oct 8.6 Gentle breeze 13.4 Significant breeze
Nov 9.1 Gentle breeze 14.4 Significant breeze
Dec 9.7 Gentle breeze 15.2 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 73.1%
Feb 73.2%
Mar 68.7%
Apr 68.7%
May 69.1%
Jun 73.9%
Jul 71.8%
Aug 73.9%
Sep 72.3%
Oct 71.6%
Nov 71.5%
Dec 76.2%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Cardigan?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are no travel advisories or warnings for Canada; exercise normal security precautions. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Oct 07, 2019.


 

The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Cardigan, PE, Canada is July, followed by August and June. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Cardigan in December. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month

 

Most Popular Months to Visit

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Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 51.6 in December means 51.6% of the tourists vs. July.

 

 

Overall Cardigan Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 62.7°F (17.1°C) and 30.9°F (-0.6°C) with far warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with roughly 7 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the second busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.

Summer (June through August)

The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see the least precipitation with 6 to 7 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Cardigan, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 72.1°F (22.3°C) and 42°F (5.6°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 7 to 8 days per month. Tourism is fairly slow during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be lower priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is far too cold this time of year in Cardigan to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 39.9°F (4.4°C) and 24.1°F (-4.4°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 7 to 11 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.

 

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