The best times to visit Montreal for ideal weather are

April 23rd to October 28th

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.

 

 


Other Montreal Travel Info

Weather in Montreal

Temperature

Average temperatures in Montreal vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 37th 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 Montreal, 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 84.9°F (29.4°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 57.6°F (14.2°C) at night.

Montreal Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Montreal 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.

Montreal Perceived Temperature (F)

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Montreal Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Montreal 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 49.5 42.2 35.3
Feb 52.6 42.7 33.7
Mar 60 48.9 38.7
Apr 67 55 43.7
May 72.2 60.7 49.3
Jun 79.2 67.2 55.6
Jul 83.7 70.8 58.5
Aug 83.7 70.3 57.7
Sep 77.8 64.5 52.1
Oct 69.5 57.5 47.4
Nov 57.5 49.3 41.7
Dec 50.4 42.8 36

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 9.7 5.7 1.8
Feb 11.4 5.9 0.9
Mar 15.6 9.4 3.7
Apr 19.4 12.8 6.5
May 22.3 15.9 9.6
Jun 26.2 19.6 13.1
Jul 28.7 21.6 14.7
Aug 28.7 21.3 14.3
Sep 25.4 18.1 11.2
Oct 20.8 14.2 8.6
Nov 14.2 9.6 5.4
Dec 10.2 6 2.2

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Montreal are October, July, and then August. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late June. For example, on the week of June 25th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early November with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of November 5th.

When can you find snow in Montreal? Weather stations report moderate or seasonal snow likely to be deepest around February, especially close to early February. The best time to ski (if at all) in Montreal is often around around February 5th 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 Montreal.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Montreal (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 23% 0.9 2.6
Feb 19% 1.6 1.8
Mar 19% 0.6 1.7
Apr 21% 0.8 2.5
May 21% 0 2.7
Jun 17% 0 2.5
Jul 13% 0 1.4
Aug 14% 0 1.9
Sep 16% 0 1.6
Oct 12% 0 1.7
Nov 23% 0 2.4
Dec 20% 0.6 1.9

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 23 2.3 6.6
Feb 19 4.1 4.6
Mar 19 1.5 4.3
Apr 21 2 6.4
May 21 0 6.9
Jun 17 0 6.4
Jul 13 0 3.6
Aug 14 0 4.8
Sep 16 0 4.1
Oct 12 0 4.3
Nov 23 0 6.1
Dec 20 1.5 4.8

 

Humidity and Wind

Montreal has some extremely humid months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is July (57.4% relative humidity), and the most humid month is January (84.4%).

Wind in Montreal is usually calm. The windiest month is March, followed by February and May. March’s average wind speed of around 6 knots (6.9 MPH or 11.1 KPH) is considered “a light breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in late March where average top sustained speeds reach 12.2 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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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 4.8 Light breeze 9.6 Gentle breeze
Feb 5.6 Light breeze 11.1 Significant breeze
Mar 6 Light breeze 11.5 Gentle breeze
Apr 4.9 Light breeze 10.1 Gentle breeze
May 5.2 Light breeze 10.3 Gentle breeze
Jun 4.6 Light breeze 9.6 Gentle breeze
Jul 4.8 Light breeze 10 Gentle breeze
Aug 4.4 Light breeze 9.7 Gentle breeze
Sep 4.1 Light breeze 8.8 Gentle breeze
Oct 4.3 Light breeze 9 Gentle breeze
Nov 4.8 Light breeze 9.3 Gentle breeze
Dec 4.9 Light breeze 9.4 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 84.4%
Feb 72.5%
Mar 64.7%
Apr 64%
May 63.7%
Jun 61.2%
Jul 57.4%
Aug 58.3%
Sep 61.3%
Oct 71.3%
Nov 81.8%
Dec 84.2%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Montreal?

Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are travel warnings for France; exercise a high degree of caution. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Sep 24, 2019.


 

The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Montreal, France is July, followed by May 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 Montreal 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 42.1 in December means 42.1% of the tourists vs. July.

 

 

Overall Montreal Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 74.9°F (23.8°C) and 57.1°F (13.9°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with roughly 6 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 4 to 5 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Montreal, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 80.3°F (26.8°C) and 50.5°F (10.3°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 4 to 7 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 too cold this time of year in Montreal to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 57.1°F (13.9°C) and 47.9°F (8.8°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 5 to 7 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.

 

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