The best times to visit Newfoundland for ideal weather are
June 25th to September 9th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Newfoundland Travel Guide
Other Newfoundland Travel Info
Weather in Newfoundland
Average temperatures in Newfoundland vary drastically. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for most of the year with a chance of rain or snow throughout most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 12th 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 Newfoundland, the hottest months are July, August, and then September. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early August where highs are regularly around 71.6°F (22°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 53.1°F (11.7°C) at night.
Newfoundland Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Newfoundland 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.
Newfoundland Perceived Temperature (F)
Newfoundland Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Newfoundland 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 Newfoundland are September, April, 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 March. For example, on the week of March 5th there is 1 day of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early to mid February with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of February 12th.
When can you find snow in Newfoundland? Weather stations report very large amounts of snow likely to be deepest around March, especially close to late February and early March. The best time to ski (if at all) in Newfoundland 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 Newfoundland.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Newfoundland (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
Newfoundland has some very humid months, and high humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is April (70.1% relative humidity), and the most humid month is October (77.6%).
Wind in Newfoundland is usually moderate. The windiest month is January, followed by February and December. January’s average wind speed of around 11.5 knots (13.2 MPH or 21.3 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 late January where average top sustained speeds reach 19.7 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Newfoundland.
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||11.5||Significant breeze||18.6||Strong breeze|
|Feb||11.2||Significant breeze||18.3||Strong breeze|
|Mar||10.5||Gentle breeze||17.3||Strong breeze|
|Apr||9.7||Gentle breeze||16||Significant breeze|
|May||8.9||Gentle breeze||14.9||Strong breeze|
|Jun||8||Gentle breeze||13.5||Significant breeze|
|Jul||8||Gentle breeze||13.4||Strong breeze|
|Aug||7.8||Gentle breeze||13||Significant breeze|
|Sep||8.9||Gentle breeze||14.8||Strong breeze|
|Oct||9.4||Gentle breeze||15.5||Significant breeze|
|Nov||10.3||Gentle breeze||16.5||Strong breeze|
|Dec||10.9||Gentle breeze||17.3||Strong breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Newfoundland?
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 Newfoundland, Canada is July, followed by August 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 Newfoundland 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 Newfoundland Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel very cold. Highs range from 55.2°F (12.9°C) and 28.5°F (-1.9°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 6 to 7 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 moderate precipitation with about 7 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Newfoundland, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 65°F (18.3°C) and 37.7°F (3.2°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 6 to 9 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 Newfoundland to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 35.4°F (1.9°C) and 22.4°F (-5.3°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 8 to 10 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.