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.

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Quebec Travel Guide

  • Safety
  • The busiest and least popular months
  • Overall travel experience by time of year
  • Weather in Quebec

    Temperature

    Average temperatures in Quebec vary drastically and are seasonally temperate. The area is in the top 68 percent of tourist destinations for pleasant weather. 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 early-to-mid-July where highs are regularly around 80.4°F (26.9°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 58.8°F (14.9°C) at night.

    Quebec Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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    High
    Average
    Low

    Quebec Temperatures (Celsius)

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    High
    Average
    Low

    “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

    Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
    Jan 21.8 13.2 5.5
    Feb 24.1 15.2 7
    Mar 34.6 25.2 16.6
    Apr 50.5 40.2 31.7
    May 66.2 54.3 44.3
    Jun 73.6 62.4 53
    Jul 79.3 68.4 59.2
    Aug 77 66.5 57.5
    Sep 69.5 58.5 49.7
    Oct 54.5 45.9 38.7
    Nov 42.2 34.4 27.7
    Dec 28.1 21 14.7

    Show Celsius

    Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
    Jan -5.7 -10.4 -14.7
    Feb -4.4 -9.3 -13.9
    Mar 1.4 -3.8 -8.6
    Apr 10.3 4.6 -0.2
    May 19 12.4 6.8
    Jun 23.1 16.9 11.7
    Jul 26.3 20.2 15.1
    Aug 25 19.2 14.2
    Sep 20.8 14.7 9.8
    Oct 12.5 7.7 3.7
    Nov 5.7 1.3 -2.4
    Dec -2.2 -6.1 -9.6

     

    Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

    If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of precipitation in Quebec are December, January, and then October. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid-to late August. For example, on the week of August 20th there are only 1.7 days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early-to-mid-December with an average of 4.6 days with significant precipitation the week of December 10th.

    When can you find snow in Quebec? Weather stations report far greater snow than most tourist destinations snow through the year likely to be deepest around February, especially close to late February and early March. Powder (new snow) is most often falls around August 6th. 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.

    Key
    Days with precipitation

    Snow on the Ground

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

    Key
    Snow depth

    Average Rain and Snow by Month

    Show Inches

    Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
    Jan 42.9 19.6 0.1
    Feb 40 23.2 0.09
    Mar 37.1 23 0.09
    Apr 41.4 15 0.13
    May 41.4 0 0.15
    Jun 42.9 0 0.17
    Jul 40 0 0.15
    Aug 40 4.5 0.16
    Sep 40 0.4 0.14
    Oct 42.9 2 0.15
    Nov 37.1 2.9 0.1
    Dec 58.6 10.3 0.17

    Show Centimeters

    Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
    Jan 42.9 49.8 0.25
    Feb 40 58.9 0.23
    Mar 37.1 58.4 0.23
    Apr 41.4 38.1 0.33
    May 41.4 0 0.38
    Jun 42.9 0 0.43
    Jul 40 0 0.38
    Aug 40 11.4 0.41
    Sep 40 1 0.36
    Oct 42.9 5.1 0.38
    Nov 37.1 7.4 0.25
    Dec 58.6 26.2 0.43

     

    Humidity and Wind

    Quebec has slightly high to average humidity compared to most tourist destinations. The least humid month is May (53.8% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (75.3%).

    Wind in Quebec is usually moderate. The windiest month is April, followed by March and February. April’s average wind speed of around 6.4 knots (7.4 MPH or 11.9 KPH) is considered “light breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in late April where average top sustained speeds reach 12.1 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

    Relative Humidity (%)

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

    Key
    Avg. Relative Humidity

    Wind

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

    Key
    Max Sustained Wind
    Average Daily Wind

    Average Wind Speeds

    Show Wind Speeds

    All wind speeds are in knots.

    Month Avg. Wind Meaning (Beaufort) Avg. Maximum Sustained Wind Meaning (Beufort)
    Jan 5.4 a light breeze 10 a gentle breeze
    Feb 5.9 a light breeze 10.5 a gentle breeze
    Mar 5.9 a light breeze 10.7 a gentle breeze
    Apr 6.4 a light breeze 11.3 a moderate breeze
    May 5.8 a light breeze 10.5 a gentle breeze
    Jun 5.1 a light breeze 9.2 a gentle breeze
    Jul 4.2 a light breeze 7.9 a gentle breeze
    Aug 4.3 a light breeze 8.1 a gentle breeze
    Sep 4.2 a light breeze 8 a gentle breeze
    Oct 5.2 a light breeze 9.4 a gentle breeze
    Nov 5.1 a light breeze 9.3 a gentle breeze
    Dec 5.8 a light breeze 10.6 a gentle breeze

    Show Relative Humidity by Month

    Month Avg. Relative Humidity
    Jan 67.6
    Feb 64.4
    Mar 60
    Apr 54.3
    May 53.8
    Jun 61.7
    Jul 63.1
    Aug 68.3
    Sep 69.1
    Oct 69.7
    Nov 67.1
    Dec 75.3

     

    Is it Safe to Travel to Quebec?

    As of 6/28/2017 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.
     

    Overall Quebec Travel Experience by Season

    Spring (March through May)

    Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 69.8°F (21°C) and 27.3°F (-2.6°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is very common with 12 to 13 days of precipitation per month. Spring is slow/unreported for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.

    Summer (June through August)

    The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see moderate precipitation with 12 to 13 days of precipitation per month. June – August is slow/unreported season for tourism in Quebec, so lodging and other accommodations may cost as much as usual.

    Fall (September through November)

    Fall daily highs range from 73.9°F (23.3°C) and 35.1°F (1.7°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a great amount: 11 to 13 days per month. Tourism is slow/unreported during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be normally 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 32.5°F (0.3°C) and 17.3°F (-8.2°C). On average, it rains or snows a great amount: 11 to 18 times per month. These times of year are slow/unreported with tourists.

     

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