The best times to visit Medicine Hat for ideal weather are
June 18th 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.
Medicine Hat Travel Guide
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Weather in Medicine Hat
Average temperatures in Medicine Hat 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 41st 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 Medicine Hat, the hottest months are July, August, and then September. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early to mid August where highs are regularly around 86.9°F (30.5°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 53.9°F (12.2°C) at night.
Medicine Hat Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Medicine Hat 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.
Medicine Hat Perceived Temperature (F)
Medicine Hat Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Medicine Hat 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 Medicine Hat are December, September, 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 late May with an average of 4 days of significant precipitation the week of May 21st.
When can you find snow in Medicine Hat? 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 Medicine Hat.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Medicine Hat (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
Medicine Hat has some very humid months, and slightly dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is September (33.9% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (73.3%).
Wind in Medicine Hat is usually moderate. The windiest month is January, followed by June and March. January’s average wind speed of around 9.8 knots (11.3 MPH or 18.1 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 18.1 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Medicine Hat.
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||9.8||Gentle breeze||14.5||Significant breeze|
|Feb||8.7||Gentle breeze||12.7||Significant breeze|
|Mar||8.9||Gentle breeze||13.5||Significant breeze|
|Apr||8.8||Gentle breeze||13.4||Significant breeze|
|May||8.8||Gentle breeze||13.8||Significant breeze|
|Jun||8.9||Gentle breeze||13.3||Significant breeze|
|Jul||7.5||Gentle breeze||12||Significant breeze|
|Aug||6.9||Light breeze||11.5||Significant breeze|
|Sep||7.8||Gentle breeze||12.7||Significant breeze|
|Oct||7.8||Gentle breeze||12||Significant breeze|
|Nov||8.8||Gentle breeze||13.4||Significant breeze|
|Dec||7.4||Gentle breeze||11.3||Significant breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Medicine Hat?
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 Medicine Hat, 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 Medicine Hat 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 Medicine Hat Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 70.2°F (21.2°C) and 15.1°F (-9.4°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 2 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 most precipitation with 3 to 8 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Medicine Hat, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 78.6°F (25.9°C) and 30.1°F (-1.1°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 0 to 2 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 Medicine Hat to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 38.8°F (3.8°C) and 13°F (-10.6°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 0 to 2 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.