The best times to visit Lake Winnipeg for ideal weather are
June 4th 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.
Lake Winnipeg Travel Guide
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Weather in Lake Winnipeg
Average temperatures in Lake Winnipeg vary an incredible amount. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 44th 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 Lake Winnipeg, the hottest months are August, July, and then September. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late July where highs are regularly around 74.4°F (23.6°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 63.1°F (17.3°C) at night.
Lake Winnipeg Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Lake Winnipeg 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.
Lake Winnipeg Perceived Temperature (F)
Lake Winnipeg Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Lake Winnipeg 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 Lake Winnipeg are April, December, 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 April. For example, on the week of April 2nd there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late August to early September with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of August 27th.
When can you find snow in Lake Winnipeg? Weather stations report very large amounts of snow likely to be deepest around February, especially close to early May. The best time to ski (if at all) in Lake Winnipeg 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 Lake Winnipeg.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Lake Winnipeg (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
Lake Winnipeg has some very humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is April (65.3% relative humidity), and the most humid month is November (73.5%).
Wind in Lake Winnipeg is usually stronger than many places. The windiest month is November, followed by October and September. November’s average wind speed of around 14 knots (16.1 MPH or 25.9 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 November where average top sustained speeds reach 22.7 knots, which is considered a strong breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Lake Winnipeg.
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||12.2||Significant breeze||18.9||Strong breeze|
|Feb||11.2||Significant breeze||17.1||Strong breeze|
|Mar||11.1||Significant breeze||17.6||Strong breeze|
|Apr||10.3||Gentle breeze||16.2||Significant breeze|
|May||11.7||Significant breeze||17.9||Strong breeze|
|Jun||10||Gentle breeze||16.4||Significant breeze|
|Jul||10.1||Gentle breeze||16.9||Strong breeze|
|Aug||11.7||Significant breeze||19||Strong breeze|
|Sep||13||Significant breeze||20.6||Strong breeze|
|Oct||13.7||Significant breeze||20.9||Strong breeze|
|Nov||14||Significant breeze||21.1||Strong breeze|
|Dec||11.5||Significant breeze||17.8||Strong breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Lake Winnipeg?
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 Lake Winnipeg, MB, Canada is August, followed by July and January. 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 Lake Winnipeg 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 Lake Winnipeg Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel very cold. Highs range from 53.8°F (12.1°C) and 12.7°F (-10.7°C) with far warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 1 to 3 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 3 to 6 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Lake Winnipeg, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 66.3°F (19.1°C) and 19°F (-7.2°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 2 to 5 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 Lake Winnipeg to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 14.1°F (-9.9°C) and 4.6°F (-15.2°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 2 to 4 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.