The best times to visit Cold Lake for ideal weather are

June 11th to September 2nd

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



Other Cold Lake Travel Info

Weather in Cold Lake


Average temperatures in Cold Lake vary an incredible amount. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for most of the year with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 38th 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 Cold Lake, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late July where highs are regularly around 78.3°F (25.7°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 53.7°F (12.1°C) at night.

Cold Lake Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Cold Lake Temperatures (Celsius)


“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.

Cold Lake Perceived Temperature (F)


Cold Lake Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Cold Lake 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 18.7 8 -0.7
Feb 20.8 8.3 -1.2
Mar 34.7 22.1 11.9
Apr 49.4 37.4 26.6
May 64.9 51.9 38.8
Jun 71.7 59.8 48.4
Jul 77.3 64.7 53.3
Aug 74.6 61.9 50.7
Sep 67.4 53.2 41.6
Oct 52.5 40.6 31.6
Nov 30.9 22.1 15
Dec 15 6.1 -1

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan -7.4 -13.3 -18.2
Feb -6.2 -13.2 -18.4
Mar 1.5 -5.5 -11.2
Apr 9.7 3 -3
May 18.3 11.1 3.8
Jun 22.1 15.4 9.1
Jul 25.2 18.2 11.8
Aug 23.7 16.6 10.4
Sep 19.7 11.8 5.3
Oct 11.4 4.8 -0.2
Nov -0.6 -5.5 -9.4
Dec -9.4 -14.4 -18.3



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Cold Lake are December, October, and then February. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late December. For example, on the week of December 24th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid June with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of June 18th.

When can you find snow in Cold Lake? Weather stations report very large amounts of snow likely to be deepest around February, especially close to mid February. The best time to ski (if at all) in Cold Lake is often around around February 12th 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 Cold Lake.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 9% 9.4 0.8
Feb 7% 10.1 0.6
Mar 8% 9.3 1.1
Apr 14% 3.4 1.4
May 12% 0.5 1.4
Jun 27% 0 4.6
Jul 23% 0 3.6
Aug 16% 0 1.8
Sep 12% 0.4 1.4
Oct 7% 1.4 0.8
Nov 10% 2.8 0.8
Dec 6% 5.9 0.7

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 9 23.9 2
Feb 7 25.7 1.5
Mar 8 23.6 2.8
Apr 14 8.6 3.6
May 12 1.3 3.6
Jun 27 0 11.7
Jul 23 0 9.1
Aug 16 0 4.6
Sep 12 1 3.6
Oct 7 3.6 2
Nov 10 7.1 2
Dec 6 15 1.8


Humidity and Wind

Cold Lake has some slightly muggy months, with moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is May (40.1% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (66.4%).

Wind in Cold Lake is usually calm. The windiest month is April, followed by May and October. April’s average wind speed of around 7.2 knots (8.3 MPH or 13.4 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 mid May where average top sustained speeds reach 15.9 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

Avg. Relative Humidity


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

Max Sustained Wind
Average Daily Wind

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 5.7 Light breeze 11.8 Significant breeze
Feb 5.3 Light breeze 11 Significant breeze
Mar 6.3 Light breeze 12.7 Significant breeze
Apr 7.2 Gentle breeze 14.3 Significant breeze
May 7.1 Gentle breeze 14.9 Significant breeze
Jun 6 Light breeze 13.3 Significant breeze
Jul 5.8 Light breeze 13.1 Significant breeze
Aug 5.4 Light breeze 12.3 Significant breeze
Sep 6 Light breeze 12.7 Significant breeze
Oct 6.4 Light breeze 12.9 Significant breeze
Nov 5.9 Light breeze 11.5 Significant breeze
Dec 5 Light breeze 10.4 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 59.3%
Feb 55.4%
Mar 52%
Apr 47.5%
May 40.1%
Jun 54.4%
Jul 58.4%
Aug 60.5%
Sep 56.7%
Oct 58.1%
Nov 65.5%
Dec 66.4%


Is it Safe to Travel to Cold Lake?

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 Cold Lake, AB, Canada is August, followed by July and April. 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 Cold Lake 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

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 50.1 in December means 50.1% of the tourists vs. August.



Overall Cold Lake Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 69.1°F (20.6°C) and 23.2°F (-4.9°C) with far warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 2 to 4 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 comfortably cool weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see the most precipitation with 5 to 8 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Cold Lake, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 68°F (20°C) and 23.7°F (-4.6°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 2 to 3 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 Cold Lake to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 24.4°F (-4.2°C) and 12.7°F (-10.7°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 2 to 3 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.


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