The best times to visit Drumheller for ideal weather are
June 18th to September 9th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Drumheller Travel Guide
Other Drumheller Travel Info
Weather in Drumheller
Average temperatures in Drumheller vary an incredible amount. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for most of the year with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 40th 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 Drumheller, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid July where highs are regularly around 81.3°F (27.4°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 52.5°F (11.4°C) at night.
Drumheller Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Drumheller Temperatures (Celsius)
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.
Drumheller Perceived Temperature (F)
Drumheller Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Drumheller 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.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
Precipitation (Rain or Snow)
If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Drumheller are February, March, and then November. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early January. For example, on the week of January 1st there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early to mid June with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of June 11th.
When can you find snow in Drumheller? Weather stations report no annual snow. 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 Drumheller.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Drumheller (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
Humidity and Wind
Drumheller has some very humid months, with other moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is May (41.4% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (70.6%).
Wind in Drumheller is usually calm. The windiest month is May, followed by April and June. May’s average wind speed of around 6.3 knots (7.2 MPH or 11.6 KPH) is considered “a light breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early to mid April where average top sustained speeds reach 12.3 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Drumheller.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
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||4.2||Light breeze||8||Gentle breeze|
|Feb||4.3||Light breeze||8.3||Gentle breeze|
|Mar||5.3||Light breeze||9.6||Gentle breeze|
|Apr||6.3||Light breeze||11.2||Significant breeze|
|May||6.3||Light breeze||11.2||Gentle breeze|
|Jun||5.6||Light breeze||10.8||Gentle breeze|
|Jul||5.2||Light breeze||10||Gentle breeze|
|Aug||4.7||Light breeze||9||Gentle breeze|
|Sep||4.9||Light breeze||9.6||Gentle breeze|
|Oct||4.8||Light breeze||9.2||Gentle breeze|
|Nov||4.4||Light breeze||8.3||Gentle breeze|
|Dec||3.9||Barely noticeable||7.8||Gentle breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Drumheller?
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 Drumheller, AB, Canada is July, followed by June and August. 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 Drumheller 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
Overall Drumheller Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 70.6°F (21.4°C) and 28.2°F (-2.1°C) with far warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 0 to 5 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 4 to 8 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Drumheller, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 73.7°F (23.2°C) and 28°F (-2.2°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 0 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 Drumheller to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 33.2°F (0.7°C) and 19.9°F (-6.7°C). On average, it rains or snows a insignificant amount: consistently 0 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.