The best times to visit Port Hardy for ideal weather are
June 18th 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.
Port Hardy Travel Guide
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Weather in Port Hardy
Average temperatures in Port Hardy vary somewhat. 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 17th 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 Hardy, the hottest months are August, July, and then September. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid August where highs are regularly around 68.1°F (20.1°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 51.2°F (10.7°C) at night.
Port Hardy Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Port Hardy 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.
Port Hardy Perceived Temperature (F)
Port Hardy Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Port Hardy 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 Port Hardy are July, August, and then May. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early August. For example, on the week of July 30th there is 1 day of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid November with an average of 5 days of significant precipitation the week of November 12th.
When can you find snow in Port Hardy? Weather stations report moderate or seasonal snow likely to be deepest around January, especially close to early to mid January. The best time to ski (if at all) in Port Hardy is often around around February 26th 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 Hardy.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Port Hardy (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
Port Hardy has some extremely humid months, and high humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is April (72.4% relative humidity), and the most humid month is October (85.3%).
Wind in Port Hardy is usually calm. The windiest month is December, followed by November and January. December’s average wind speed of around 7.4 knots (8.5 MPH or 13.7 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 December where average top sustained speeds reach 16.9 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Port Hardy.
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||6.7||Light breeze||13.6||Significant breeze|
|Feb||6.6||Light breeze||13.3||Significant breeze|
|Mar||6.5||Light breeze||13.6||Significant breeze|
|Apr||5.9||Light breeze||12.5||Significant breeze|
|May||5.3||Light breeze||11.6||Significant breeze|
|Jun||5||Light breeze||11.4||Significant breeze|
|Jul||4.8||Light breeze||11.1||Significant breeze|
|Aug||4||Light breeze||10.2||Gentle breeze|
|Sep||4.1||Light breeze||10||Significant breeze|
|Oct||5.5||Light breeze||12||Significant breeze|
|Nov||6.9||Light breeze||14.2||Significant breeze|
|Dec||7.4||Gentle breeze||14.6||Significant breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Port Hardy?
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 Hardy, BC, Canada is June, followed by July and May. 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 Hardy 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 Port Hardy Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 60.1°F (15.6°C) and 45.4°F (7.4°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is very common with 8 to 16 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 least precipitation with 5 to 9 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Port Hardy, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 63.6°F (17.6°C) and 44.8°F (7.1°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a great amount: 10 to 18 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 too cold this time of year in Port Hardy to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 46.6°F (8.1°C) and 42°F (5.6°C). On average, it rains or snows a very great amount: 13 to 18 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.