The best times to visit Iles de la Madeleine for ideal weather are
June 11th to September 30th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Iles de la Madeleine Travel Guide
Other Iles de la Madeleine Travel Info
Weather in Iles de la Madeleine
Average temperatures in Iles de la Madeleine 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 22nd 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 Iles de la Madeleine, the hottest months are August, July, and then September. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid August where highs are regularly around 73.5°F (23.1°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 60.8°F (16°C) at night.
Iles de la Madeleine Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Iles de la Madeleine 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.
Iles de la Madeleine Perceived Temperature (F)
Iles de la Madeleine Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Iles de la Madeleine 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 Iles de la Madeleine are July, September, and then March. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid April. For example, on the week of April 16th there is 1 day of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid December with an average of 4 days of significant precipitation the week of December 17th.
When can you find snow in Iles de la Madeleine? Weather stations report large amounts of snow likely to be deepest around February, especially close to late February and early March. The best time to ski (if at all) in Iles de la Madeleine is often around around March 26th 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 Iles de la Madeleine.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Iles de la Madeleine (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
Iles de la Madeleine has some very humid months, and high humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is September (71.1% relative humidity), and the most humid month is February (75.1%).
Wind in Iles de la Madeleine is usually stronger than many places. The windiest month is January, followed by December and March. January’s average wind speed of around 15.6 knots (17.9 MPH or 28.9 KPH) is considered “a moderate 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 25.2 knots, which is considered a strong breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Iles de la Madeleine.
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||15.6||Significant breeze||23.9||Very strong breeze|
|Feb||14||Significant breeze||21.9||Strong breeze|
|Mar||14.1||Significant breeze||20.8||Very strong breeze|
|Apr||12.9||Significant breeze||19.3||Strong breeze|
|May||11.6||Significant breeze||17.3||Very strong breeze|
|Jun||10.8||Gentle breeze||16.3||Significant breeze|
|Jul||10.4||Gentle breeze||15.5||Very strong breeze|
|Aug||10.6||Gentle breeze||16||Significant breeze|
|Sep||12.4||Significant breeze||18.8||Very strong breeze|
|Oct||13.5||Significant breeze||20.5||Strong breeze|
|Nov||14||Significant breeze||21.4||Very strong breeze|
|Dec||15.1||Significant breeze||23.3||Very strong breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Iles de la Madeleine?
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 Iles de la Madeleine, QC, 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 Iles de la Madeleine 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 Iles de la Madeleine Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 56.6°F (13.7°C) and 28.6°F (-1.9°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 7 to 8 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 8 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Iles de la Madeleine, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 67.6°F (19.8°C) and 41°F (5°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 6 to 10 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 Iles de la Madeleine to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 39.1°F (3.9°C) and 23°F (-5°C). On average, it rains or snows a great amount: 8 to 14 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.