The best times to visit Port Elgin for ideal weather are

May 21st 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.



Other Port Elgin Travel Info

Weather in Port Elgin


Average temperatures in Port Elgin vary drastically. 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 25th 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 Port Elgin, 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 78.3°F (25.7°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 57.1°F (13.9°C) at night.

Port Elgin Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Port Elgin 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.

Port Elgin Perceived Temperature (F)


Port Elgin Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Port Elgin 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 29 21.5 13.7
Feb 27.8 20 11.7
Mar 39.4 29.8 21.1
Apr 52.7 41.8 32.4
May 66.2 53.7 42.5
Jun 72.8 61.6 51.1
Jul 77.1 66.8 56.1
Aug 76.6 66.3 55.8
Sep 70.8 59.7 49.7
Oct 58.3 49.4 41.3
Nov 46 38.5 31.2
Dec 34.8 28.7 22.5

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan -1.7 -5.8 -10.2
Feb -2.3 -6.7 -11.3
Mar 4.1 -1.2 -6.1
Apr 11.5 5.4 0.2
May 19 12.1 5.8
Jun 22.7 16.4 10.6
Jul 25.1 19.3 13.4
Aug 24.8 19.1 13.2
Sep 21.6 15.4 9.8
Oct 14.6 9.7 5.2
Nov 7.8 3.6 -0.4
Dec 1.6 -1.8 -5.3



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Port Elgin are August, July, and then March. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late August to early September. For example, on the week of August 27th there is 1 day of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid January with an average of 4 days of significant precipitation the week of January 15th.

When can you find snow in Port Elgin? Weather stations report very large amounts of snow likely to be deepest around February, especially close to early February. The best time to ski (if at all) in Port Elgin is often around around December 17th 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 Port Elgin.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 46% 8.8 4.3
Feb 33% 12.5 3.1
Mar 20% 6.2 2.1
Apr 24% 2 3.4
May 24% 0 2.9
Jun 23% 0 4.1
Jul 18% 0 2.7
Aug 17% 0 3.4
Sep 25% 0 4.1
Oct 37% 0.4 4.7
Nov 37% 4.8 4.2
Dec 39% 6.7 4.3

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 46 22.4 10.9
Feb 33 31.8 7.9
Mar 20 15.7 5.3
Apr 24 5.1 8.6
May 24 0 7.4
Jun 23 0 10.4
Jul 18 0 6.9
Aug 17 0 8.6
Sep 25 0 10.4
Oct 37 1 11.9
Nov 37 12.2 10.7
Dec 39 17 10.9


Humidity and Wind

Port Elgin has some very humid months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is April (58% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (74.4%).

Wind in Port Elgin is usually moderate. The windiest month is January, followed by December and November. January’s average wind speed of around 8.9 knots (10.3 MPH or 16.5 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 mid to late November where average top sustained speeds reach 15.7 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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 8.9 Gentle breeze 15 Significant breeze
Feb 8.4 Gentle breeze 14.5 Significant breeze
Mar 7.6 Gentle breeze 13.8 Significant breeze
Apr 8 Gentle breeze 14.7 Significant breeze
May 6.3 Light breeze 12.6 Significant breeze
Jun 5.2 Light breeze 10.9 Gentle breeze
Jul 5.4 Light breeze 10.8 Significant breeze
Aug 5.6 Light breeze 10.9 Gentle breeze
Sep 6 Light breeze 11.6 Significant breeze
Oct 7.6 Gentle breeze 13.7 Significant breeze
Nov 8.6 Gentle breeze 14.5 Significant breeze
Dec 8.6 Gentle breeze 14.4 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 72.6%
Feb 68.3%
Mar 59.7%
Apr 58%
May 60.7%
Jun 69.4%
Jul 68.1%
Aug 69.9%
Sep 72.2%
Oct 70.3%
Nov 69.7%
Dec 74.4%


Is it Safe to Travel to Port Elgin?

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 Port Elgin, ON, Canada is March, followed by June 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 Port Elgin in January. 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 extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 67.3 in January means 67.3% of the tourists vs. March.



Overall Port Elgin Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 71°F (21.7°C) and 28.6°F (-1.9°C) with far warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 6 to 8 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 least precipitation with 5 to 7 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Port Elgin, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 75°F (23.9°C) and 39.2°F (4°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 7 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 far too cold this time of year in Port Elgin to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 36.2°F (2.3°C) and 25.8°F (-3.4°C). On average, it rains or snows a great amount: 9 to 14 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.


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