The best times to visit Queen Charlotte for ideal weather are

June 25th to September 23rd

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.

 

 


Other Queen Charlotte Travel Info

Weather in Queen Charlotte

Temperature

Average temperatures in Queen Charlotte vary somewhat. 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 27th 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 Queen Charlotte, 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 65.9°F (18.8°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 55.3°F (12.9°C) at night.

Queen Charlotte Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Queen Charlotte 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.

Queen Charlotte Perceived Temperature (F)

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Queen Charlotte Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Queen Charlotte 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 44.4 40.1 35.7
Feb 44.5 39.7 35.5
Mar 45.3 39.8 34.8
Apr 49 43.3 38
May 54.2 48.7 43.8
Jun 58.4 53.2 48.8
Jul 63.7 57.9 53.2
Aug 64.7 59 54.5
Sep 61 55.7 51.1
Oct 54.7 49.4 44.4
Nov 47.8 42.9 37.9
Dec 43.9 39.6 35.2

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 6.9 4.5 2.1
Feb 6.9 4.3 1.9
Mar 7.4 4.3 1.6
Apr 9.4 6.3 3.3
May 12.3 9.3 6.6
Jun 14.7 11.8 9.3
Jul 17.6 14.4 11.8
Aug 18.2 15 12.5
Sep 16.1 13.2 10.6
Oct 12.6 9.7 6.9
Nov 8.8 6.1 3.3
Dec 6.6 4.2 1.8

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Queen Charlotte are July, May, and then August. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early to mid September. For example, on the week of September 10th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid October with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of October 15th.

When can you find snow in Queen Charlotte? Weather stations report moderate or seasonal snow likely to be deepest around December, especially close to early December. The best time to ski (if at all) in Queen Charlotte is often around around December 3rd 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 Queen Charlotte.

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Snow on the Ground

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

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 25% 0 3.3
Feb 21% 0 2.1
Mar 28% 0 3.6
Apr 26% 0 2.8
May 12% 0 1.2
Jun 15% 0 1.5
Jul 10% 0 0.9
Aug 12% 0 1.3
Sep 19% 0 2.3
Oct 38% 0 6.3
Nov 38% 0.4 4.6
Dec 31% 3.8 4.3

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 25 0 8.4
Feb 21 0 5.3
Mar 28 0 9.1
Apr 26 0 7.1
May 12 0 3
Jun 15 0 3.8
Jul 10 0 2.3
Aug 12 0 3.3
Sep 19 0 5.8
Oct 38 0 16
Nov 38 1 11.7
Dec 31 9.7 10.9

 

Humidity and Wind

Queen Charlotte has some extremely humid months, and high humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is April (74.5% relative humidity), and the most humid month is January (82.1%).

Wind in Queen Charlotte is usually moderate. The windiest month is January, followed by December and November. January’s average wind speed of around 11.4 knots (13.1 MPH or 21.1 KPH) is considered “a moderate 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 25.6 knots, which is considered a strong breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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Wind

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

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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 11.4 Significant breeze 22.9 Very strong breeze
Feb 10.9 Gentle breeze 21.4 Strong breeze
Mar 10.8 Gentle breeze 22.5 Very strong breeze
Apr 10.6 Gentle breeze 21 Strong breeze
May 9.5 Gentle breeze 17.8 Very strong breeze
Jun 9.5 Gentle breeze 17.5 Strong breeze
Jul 8.5 Gentle breeze 16.1 Very strong breeze
Aug 7.9 Gentle breeze 15.3 Significant breeze
Sep 9.2 Gentle breeze 18.6 Very strong breeze
Oct 10.2 Gentle breeze 21.1 Strong breeze
Nov 11.1 Significant breeze 23 Very strong breeze
Dec 11.3 Significant breeze 22.4 Very strong breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 82.1%
Feb 79.3%
Mar 77.8%
Apr 74.5%
May 75.9%
Jun 76.2%
Jul 76%
Aug 77.5%
Sep 79.1%
Oct 80.2%
Nov 80%
Dec 78.8%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Queen Charlotte?

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 Queen Charlotte, 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 Queen Charlotte 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 extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 48.5 in December means 48.5% of the tourists vs. June.

 

 

Overall Queen Charlotte Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 57.2°F (14°C) and 43.3°F (6.3°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 4 to 9 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 brisk. These months see the least precipitation with 3 to 5 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Queen Charlotte, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 62.7°F (17.1°C) and 45.7°F (7.6°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 6 to 12 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 Queen Charlotte to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 45.9°F (7.7°C) and 43°F (6.1°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 6 to 10 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.

 

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