The best times to visit Kitimat for ideal weather are

June 4th 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.

 

 


Other Kitimat Travel Info

Weather in Kitimat

Temperature

Average temperatures in Kitimat vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for most of the year with a chance of rain or snow throughout most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 17th 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 Kitimat, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early August where highs are regularly around 76.4°F (24.7°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 52.9°F (11.6°C) at night.

Kitimat Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Kitimat 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.

Kitimat Perceived Temperature (F)

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Kitimat Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Kitimat 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 33.2 28.7 24.9
Feb 35.9 30.2 25.8
Mar 41.6 34.6 29.2
Apr 51.1 41.3 33.2
May 62.4 50.9 41.5
Jun 67.2 56.2 47.7
Jul 72.8 61.3 52.4
Aug 71.9 60.7 51.9
Sep 63.1 53.6 46.7
Oct 50.1 43.7 39.2
Nov 37.8 33.4 29.9
Dec 30.2 25.9 22.4

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 0.7 -1.8 -3.9
Feb 2.2 -1 -3.4
Mar 5.3 1.4 -1.6
Apr 10.6 5.2 0.7
May 16.9 10.5 5.3
Jun 19.6 13.4 8.7
Jul 22.7 16.3 11.3
Aug 22.2 15.9 11.1
Sep 17.3 12 8.2
Oct 10.1 6.5 4
Nov 3.2 0.8 -1.2
Dec -1 -3.4 -5.3

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Kitimat are July, June, and then May. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early June. For example, on the week of June 4th there is 1 day of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late October to early November with an average of 4 days of significant precipitation the week of October 29th.

When can you find snow in Kitimat? Weather stations report very large amounts of snow likely to be deepest around April, especially close to early to mid April. The best time to ski (if at all) in Kitimat is often around around December 17th 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 Kitimat.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Kitimat (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 43% 10.8 7.7
Feb 31% 8.7 4.2
Mar 30% 3.2 4.7
Apr 22% 11.7 2.7
May 21% 0.8 2.3
Jun 21% 0 2.3
Jul 19% 0 1.9
Aug 22% 0 2.5
Sep 34% 0 4.4
Oct 46% 3.4 7.7
Nov 49% 4.6 6.5
Dec 42% 7 5.8

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 43 27.4 19.6
Feb 31 22.1 10.7
Mar 30 8.1 11.9
Apr 22 29.7 6.9
May 21 2 5.8
Jun 21 0 5.8
Jul 19 0 4.8
Aug 22 0 6.4
Sep 34 0 11.2
Oct 46 8.6 19.6
Nov 49 11.7 16.5
Dec 42 17.8 14.7

 

Humidity and Wind

Kitimat has some extremely humid months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is May (58.7% relative humidity), and the most humid month is November (85.4%).

Wind in Kitimat is usually moderate. The windiest month is December, followed by January and February. December’s average wind speed of around 9.7 knots (11.1 MPH or 17.9 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 late January where average top sustained speeds reach 18.9 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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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 9.5 Gentle breeze 18.4 Strong breeze
Feb 9 Gentle breeze 16.9 Significant breeze
Mar 7.7 Gentle breeze 16.5 Strong breeze
Apr 7.4 Gentle breeze 15.9 Significant breeze
May 7.2 Gentle breeze 15.4 Strong breeze
Jun 7.8 Gentle breeze 15.9 Significant breeze
Jul 7.4 Gentle breeze 15.2 Strong breeze
Aug 6.7 Light breeze 14.3 Significant breeze
Sep 7.1 Gentle breeze 14.9 Strong breeze
Oct 7.8 Gentle breeze 15.9 Significant breeze
Nov 8.1 Gentle breeze 16.5 Strong breeze
Dec 9.7 Gentle breeze 17.6 Strong breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 80.6%
Feb 75.2%
Mar 72.4%
Apr 64%
May 58.7%
Jun 60.9%
Jul 61.8%
Aug 65.9%
Sep 75.6%
Oct 83.3%
Nov 85.4%
Dec 79.8%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Kitimat?

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 Kitimat, BC, Canada is June, followed by July and May. 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 Kitimat 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 48.5 in December means 48.5% of the tourists vs. June.

 

 

Overall Kitimat Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 67.5°F (19.7°C) and 36.2°F (2.3°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 7 to 9 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 least precipitation with 6 to 7 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Kitimat, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 67.2°F (19.6°C) and 33.6°F (0.9°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a great amount: 10 to 15 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is far too cold this time of year in Kitimat to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 37.4°F (3°C) and 28.9°F (-1.7°C). On average, it rains or snows a great amount: 9 to 13 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.

 

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