The best times to visit New Westminster for ideal weather are
June 4th to September 23rd
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
New Westminster Travel Guide
Other New Westminster Travel Info
Weather in New Westminster
Average temperatures in New Westminster vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a chance of rain or snow throughout most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 26th 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 New Westminster, the hottest months are August, July, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early August where highs are regularly around 79.1°F (26.2°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 50.9°F (10.5°C) at night.
New Westminster Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
New Westminster 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.
New Westminster Perceived Temperature (F)
New Westminster Perceived Temperature (C)
Average New Westminster 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 New Westminster are July, August, and then June. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early to mid July. For example, on the week of July 9th there are no days 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 New Westminster? 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 New Westminster.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in New Westminster (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
New Westminster has some extremely humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is July (68.3% relative humidity), and the most humid month is January (87.6%).
Wind in New Westminster is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is March, followed by February and April. March’s average wind speed of around 2.9 knots (3.3 MPH or 5.3 KPH) is considered “light air.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early to mid March where average top sustained speeds reach 5.6 knots, which is considered a light breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in New Westminster.
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||1.7||Barely noticeable||3.3||Barely noticeable|
|Feb||2.6||Barely noticeable||4.7||Light breeze|
|Mar||2.9||Barely noticeable||5.1||Barely noticeable|
|Apr||2.3||Barely noticeable||4.4||Light breeze|
|May||1.6||Barely noticeable||3.5||Barely noticeable|
|Jun||1.5||Barely noticeable||3.2||Barely noticeable|
|Jul||1.3||Barely noticeable||2.8||Barely noticeable|
|Aug||1.2||Barely noticeable||2.7||Barely noticeable|
|Sep||1.1||Barely noticeable||2.7||Barely noticeable|
|Oct||1.2||Barely noticeable||2.8||Barely noticeable|
|Nov||1.7||Barely noticeable||3.5||Barely noticeable|
|Dec||1.8||Barely noticeable||3.8||Barely noticeable|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to New Westminster?
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 New Westminster, 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 New Westminster 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 New Westminster Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 68°F (20°C) and 48.8°F (9.3°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 6 to 11 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 3 to 5 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in New Westminster, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 74.4°F (23.6°C) and 47.1°F (8.4°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 6 to 11 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 New Westminster to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 50.6°F (10.3°C) and 43.3°F (6.3°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 7 to 12 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.