The best times to visit Outaouais for ideal weather are
May 14th to September 30th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Outaouais Travel Guide
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Weather in Outaouais
Average temperatures in Outaouais vary an incredible amount. 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 Outaouais, 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 80.6°F (27°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 57.9°F (14.4°C) at night.
Outaouais Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Outaouais 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.
Outaouais Perceived Temperature (F)
Outaouais Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Outaouais 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 Outaouais are May, August, and then September. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late May. For example, on the week of May 21st there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early to mid December with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of December 10th.
When can you find snow in Outaouais? 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 Outaouais.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Outaouais (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
Outaouais has some very humid months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is April (55% relative humidity), and the most humid month is September (76.8%).
Wind in Outaouais is usually not reported.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Outaouais.
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|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Outaouais?
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 Outaouais, QC, Canada is August, followed by September and July. 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 Outaouais 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
Overall Outaouais Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 72.3°F (22.4°C) and 27.8°F (-2.3°C) with far warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with roughly 4 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 moderate precipitation with 4 to 5 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Outaouais, 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 34.4°F (1.3°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 4 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 Outaouais to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 31.6°F (-0.2°C) and 18.1°F (-7.7°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 4 to 9 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.