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.

 

 


Other Lake Winnipeg Travel Info

Weather in Lake Winnipeg

Temperature

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)

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Lake Winnipeg 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.

Lake Winnipeg Perceived Temperature (F)

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Lake Winnipeg Perceived Temperature (C)

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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.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 8.3 -0.6 -7.8
Feb 8.6 -0.6 -8.4
Mar 24.9 13.8 4.5
Apr 37.8 28.7 20.5
May 48.3 39.8 33.7
Jun 62.6 54.2 48.7
Jul 72 65.5 60.5
Aug 71.5 65.6 60.7
Sep 63.2 57.2 52.6
Oct 48.4 43.7 39.8
Nov 30.5 25.5 21.3
Dec 11.6 5.2 -0.3

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan -13.2 -18.1 -22.1
Feb -13 -18.1 -22.4
Mar -3.9 -10.1 -15.3
Apr 3.2 -1.8 -6.4
May 9.1 4.3 0.9
Jun 17 12.3 9.3
Jul 22.2 18.6 15.8
Aug 21.9 18.7 15.9
Sep 17.3 14 11.4
Oct 9.1 6.5 4.3
Nov -0.8 -3.6 -5.9
Dec -11.3 -14.9 -17.9

 


 

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.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Lake Winnipeg (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 13% 17.7 1.6
Feb 11% 20.7 1
Mar 10% 20.7 1.1
Apr 2% 16.4 0.2
May 7% 16.4 0.7
Jun 10% 0 1.3
Jul 15% 0 1.9
Aug 18% 0 4.5
Sep 15% 0.5 2.4
Oct 8% 1.1 0.9
Nov 7% 5.2 1.6
Dec 5% 13.4 0.6

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 13 45 4.1
Feb 11 52.6 2.5
Mar 10 52.6 2.8
Apr 2 41.7 0.5
May 7 41.7 1.8
Jun 10 0 3.3
Jul 15 0 4.8
Aug 18 0 11.4
Sep 15 1.3 6.1
Oct 8 2.8 2.3
Nov 7 13.2 4.1
Dec 5 34 1.5

 

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.

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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 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
Jan 68.5%
Feb 65.4%
Mar 67.5%
Apr 65.3%
May 66.9%
Jun 71%
Jul 69.6%
Aug 68.6%
Sep 66.8%
Oct 69.6%
Nov 73.5%
Dec 71%

 

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

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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 37.6 in December means 37.6% of the tourists vs. August.

 

 

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.

 

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