The best times to visit Olds for ideal weather are

June 18th to August 26th

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



Other Olds Travel Info

Weather in Olds


Average temperatures in Olds vary drastically. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for most of the year with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 34th 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 Olds, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid July where highs are regularly around 75.8°F (24.3°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 49.9°F (9.9°C) at night.

Olds Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Olds Temperatures (Celsius)


“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.

Olds Perceived Temperature (F)


Olds Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Olds 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 30.2 18.6 9.8
Feb 29.2 16.7 7.4
Mar 38.3 25.7 16.6
Apr 49.5 36.2 25.8
May 62.5 48.5 36.2
Jun 68.5 55.6 44.3
Jul 75.2 61.1 49.2
Aug 73.9 58.8 46.9
Sep 68.5 51.9 39.3
Oct 54.9 40.2 30
Nov 38.5 25.7 16.6
Dec 25.3 14.7 6.2

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan -1 -7.4 -12.3
Feb -1.6 -8.5 -13.7
Mar 3.5 -3.5 -8.6
Apr 9.7 2.3 -3.4
May 16.9 9.2 2.3
Jun 20.3 13.1 6.8
Jul 24 16.2 9.6
Aug 23.3 14.9 8.3
Sep 20.3 11.1 4.1
Oct 12.7 4.6 -1.1
Nov 3.6 -3.5 -8.6
Dec -3.7 -9.6 -14.3



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Olds are October, January, and then April. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late January. For example, on the week of January 22nd there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early to mid June with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of June 11th.

When can you find snow in Olds? 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 Olds.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Olds (in).

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 6% 0 0.7
Feb 8% 0 0.7
Mar 8% 0 0.8
Apr 7% 0 0.9
May 15% 0 2.3
Jun 27% 0 3.8
Jul 18% 0 2.2
Aug 18% 0 2.6
Sep 13% 0 1.3
Oct 2% 0 0.4
Nov 8% 0 0.7
Dec 8% 0 0.9

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 6 0 1.8
Feb 8 0 1.8
Mar 8 0 2
Apr 7 0 2.3
May 15 0 5.8
Jun 27 0 9.7
Jul 18 0 5.6
Aug 18 0 6.6
Sep 13 0 3.3
Oct 2 0 1
Nov 8 0 1.8
Dec 8 0 2.3


Humidity and Wind

Olds has some slightly muggy months, with moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is May (49.2% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (66.6%).

Wind in Olds is usually moderate. The windiest month is January, followed by April and May. January’s average wind speed of around 9.1 knots (10.4 MPH or 16.8 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 early to mid April where average top sustained speeds reach 16.8 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

Avg. Relative Humidity


The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

Max Sustained Wind
Average Daily Wind

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 9.1 Gentle breeze 14.9 Significant breeze
Feb 7.9 Gentle breeze 13.3 Significant breeze
Mar 8.2 Gentle breeze 14.2 Significant breeze
Apr 9 Gentle breeze 15.4 Significant breeze
May 8.8 Gentle breeze 15.6 Significant breeze
Jun 8.1 Gentle breeze 14.9 Significant breeze
Jul 7.3 Gentle breeze 13.7 Significant breeze
Aug 6.8 Light breeze 12.7 Significant breeze
Sep 7.7 Gentle breeze 13.7 Significant breeze
Oct 8 Gentle breeze 14 Significant breeze
Nov 8.3 Gentle breeze 13.9 Significant breeze
Dec 8 Gentle breeze 13.2 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 60.2%
Feb 65.8%
Mar 63%
Apr 54.7%
May 49.2%
Jun 59.7%
Jul 62.9%
Aug 63.5%
Sep 54.3%
Oct 55.8%
Nov 61%
Dec 66.6%


Is it Safe to Travel to Olds?

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 Olds, 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 Olds 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

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 somewhat extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 46.8 in December means 46.8% of the tourists vs. July.



Overall Olds Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 65.9°F (18.8°C) and 27.9°F (-2.3°C) with far warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 2 to 5 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 most precipitation with 5 to 8 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Olds, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 69°F (20.6°C) and 30.7°F (-0.7°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 1 to 4 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 Olds to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 33.3°F (0.7°C) and 23.5°F (-4.7°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: consistently 2 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.


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