The best times to visit Niagara-on-the-Lake for ideal weather are

May 21st to October 14th

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

 

 


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Weather in Niagara-on-the-Lake

Temperature

Average temperatures in Niagara-on-the-Lake vary drastically. 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 38th 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 Niagara-on-the-Lake, 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 81.7°F (27.6°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 66.5°F (19.2°C) at night.

Niagara-on-the-Lake Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Niagara-on-the-Lake 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.

Niagara-on-the-Lake Perceived Temperature (F)

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Niagara-on-the-Lake Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Niagara-on-the-Lake 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 34.1 27.4 21.5
Feb 32.8 26.2 20.3
Mar 41.8 34.1 28.2
Apr 53.8 43.9 37.8
May 65.5 54.9 47.5
Jun 74.5 65.1 58.7
Jul 79.8 71.3 64.8
Aug 78.9 70.9 64.6
Sep 73.2 65.2 59
Oct 61.4 54.1 48.4
Nov 50.1 43.5 37.8
Dec 39.9 34.3 29.2

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 1.2 -2.6 -5.8
Feb 0.4 -3.2 -6.5
Mar 5.4 1.2 -2.1
Apr 12.1 6.6 3.2
May 18.6 12.7 8.6
Jun 23.6 18.4 14.8
Jul 26.6 21.8 18.2
Aug 26.1 21.6 18.1
Sep 22.9 18.4 15
Oct 16.3 12.3 9.1
Nov 10.1 6.4 3.2
Dec 4.4 1.3 -1.6

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Niagara-on-the-Lake are March, February, 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 mid November. For example, on the week of November 12th there is 1 day of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early to mid August with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of August 6th.

When can you find snow in Niagara-on-the-Lake? Weather stations report a good amount of seasonal snow likely to be deepest around February, especially close to early February. The best time to ski (if at all) in Niagara-on-the-Lake 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 Niagara-on-the-Lake.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Niagara-on-the-Lake (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 15% 2.9 2.2
Feb 15% 3.9 1.5
Mar 15% 3 2
Apr 22% 0 2.7
May 17% 0 2.3
Jun 27% 0 4
Jul 18% 0 2.5
Aug 18% 0 2.2
Sep 19% 0 2.7
Oct 23% 0 2.3
Nov 15% 0.7 1.6
Dec 16% 2 2.2

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 15 7.4 5.6
Feb 15 9.9 3.8
Mar 15 7.6 5.1
Apr 22 0 6.9
May 17 0 5.8
Jun 27 0 10.2
Jul 18 0 6.4
Aug 18 0 5.6
Sep 19 0 6.9
Oct 23 0 5.8
Nov 15 1.8 4.1
Dec 16 5.1 5.6

 

Humidity and Wind

Niagara-on-the-Lake has some humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is March (63.2% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (69.1%).

Wind in Niagara-on-the-Lake is usually moderate. The windiest month is February, followed by January and December. February’s average wind speed of around 11.2 knots (12.9 MPH or 20.8 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 mid February where average top sustained speeds reach 20.6 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Niagara-on-the-Lake.

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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 10.9 Gentle breeze 19.4 Strong breeze
Feb 11.2 Significant breeze 19.7 Strong breeze
Mar 10.2 Gentle breeze 18 Strong breeze
Apr 9.5 Gentle breeze 17.6 Strong breeze
May 6.6 Light breeze 13.5 Strong breeze
Jun 6.3 Light breeze 13.3 Significant breeze
Jul 5.6 Light breeze 12.1 Strong breeze
Aug 6.3 Light breeze 13.4 Significant breeze
Sep 7.3 Gentle breeze 14.7 Strong breeze
Oct 9.1 Gentle breeze 17.1 Strong breeze
Nov 10 Gentle breeze 17.6 Strong breeze
Dec 10.5 Gentle breeze 18.4 Strong breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 67.6%
Feb 66.9%
Mar 63.2%
Apr 63.9%
May 66.4%
Jun 68.4%
Jul 63.9%
Aug 64.2%
Sep 66.3%
Oct 66.8%
Nov 64.5%
Dec 69.1%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Niagara-on-the-Lake?

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 Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON, 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 Niagara-on-the-Lake in November. 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 slightly extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 34.7 in November means 34.7% of the tourists vs. July.

 

 

Overall Niagara-on-the-Lake Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 72.8°F (22.7°C) and 34°F (1.1°C) with far warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 5 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 very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see the most precipitation with 6 to 8 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Niagara-on-the-Lake, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 77.7°F (25.4°C) and 45.5°F (7.5°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 5 to 7 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 Niagara-on-the-Lake to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 41.8°F (5.4°C) and 30.1°F (-1.1°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 4 to 5 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.

 

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