The best times to visit Quebec 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 Quebec Travel Info

Weather in Quebec

Temperature

Average temperatures in Quebec vary an incredible amount. 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 Quebec, 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 81.5°F (27.5°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 63.2°F (17.3°C) at night.

Quebec Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Quebec 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.

Quebec Perceived Temperature (F)

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Quebec Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Quebec 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

MonthAvg. High (°F)Avg. Mean (°F)Avg. Low (°F)
Jan25.416.79.1
Feb26.518.110.3
Mar38.929.521.3
Apr55.744.735.1
May70.258.647.7
Jun7766.457.2
Jul81.171.362.4
Aug79.369.660.4
Sep73.162.352.8
Oct58.749.441.3
Nov4637.429.6
Dec31.924.417.9

Show Celsius

MonthAvg. High (°C)Avg. Mean (°C)Avg. Low (°C)
Jan-3.7-8.5-12.7
Feb-3.1-7.7-12.1
Mar3.8-1.4-5.9
Apr13.27.11.7
May21.214.88.7
Jun2519.114
Jul27.321.816.9
Aug26.320.915.8
Sep22.816.811.6
Oct14.89.75.2
Nov7.83-1.3
Dec-0.1-4.2-7.8

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Quebec are March, November, and then February. 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 December with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of December 17th.

When can you find snow in Quebec? Weather stations report large amounts of snow likely to be deepest around December, especially close to mid December. The best time to ski (if at all) in Quebec is often around around March 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 Quebec.

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Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (in)Total Precipitation (in)
Jan23%4.32.8
Feb22%4.62.5
Mar22%5.12.9
Apr27%1.83.6
May27%03.5
Jun29%04.3
Jul27%03.8
Aug25%04.1
Sep25%03.2
Oct30%0.44.3
Nov22%1.62.6
Dec34%5.45

Show Centimeters

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (cm)Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan2310.97.1
Feb2211.76.4
Mar22137.4
Apr274.69.1
May2708.9
Jun29010.9
Jul2709.7
Aug25010.4
Sep2508.1
Oct30110.9
Nov224.16.6
Dec3413.712.7

 

Humidity and Wind

Quebec has some slightly muggy months, with moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is April (47.8% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (68%).

Wind in Quebec is usually moderate. The windiest month is April, followed by February and January. April’s average wind speed of around 9.6 knots (11.1 MPH or 17.8 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 April where average top sustained speeds reach 17.3 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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Avg. Relative Humidity

Wind

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

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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.

MonthAvg. WindAvg. Wind FeelSustained High WindHigh Wind Feel
Jan9.3Gentle breeze16.4Significant breeze
Feb9.3Gentle breeze16.3Significant breeze
Mar9.1Gentle breeze15.9Significant breeze
Apr9.6Gentle breeze16.8Significant breeze
May8.5Gentle breeze15.5Significant breeze
Jun7.6Gentle breeze14.2Significant breeze
Jul7.3Gentle breeze14Significant breeze
Aug7.2Gentle breeze13.5Significant breeze
Sep7.3Gentle breeze13.2Significant breeze
Oct8.4Gentle breeze14.9Significant breeze
Nov8.6Gentle breeze14.9Significant breeze
Dec9Gentle breeze15.5Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

MonthAvg. Relative Humidity
Jan59%
Feb55.8%
Mar50.8%
Apr47.8%
May49.7%
Jun58.4%
Jul60.1%
Aug62.4%
Sep62.9%
Oct63.1%
Nov61.2%
Dec68%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Quebec?

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 Quebec, 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 Quebec 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

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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 very reliable. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 33.3 in December means 33.3% of the tourists vs. July.

 

 

Overall Quebec Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 74.2°F (23.4°C) and 30.4°F (-0.9°C) with far warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 7 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 most precipitation with 8 to 9 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Quebec, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 78.9°F (26.1°C) and 39°F (3.9°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 7 to 9 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 Quebec to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 35.8°F (2.1°C) and 20.5°F (-6.4°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 6 to 11 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.

 

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