The best times to visit Shawinigan for ideal weather are

May 21st 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.



Other Shawinigan Travel Info

Weather in Shawinigan


Average temperatures in Shawinigan vary an incredible amount. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 39th 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 Shawinigan, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early July where highs are regularly around 80.2°F (26.8°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 58.2°F (14.6°C) at night.

Shawinigan Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Shawinigan 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.

Shawinigan Perceived Temperature (F)


Shawinigan Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Shawinigan 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 21.9 11.9 3.5
Feb 24.7 14.1 5
Mar 36.1 25.5 16.1
Apr 52.3 40.9 31.3
May 68 55 43.7
Jun 74.8 62.7 52.7
Jul 79.5 67.8 57.8
Aug 77.4 65.7 56.2
Sep 69.2 57.6 48.3
Oct 55.7 46.4 38.9
Nov 41.5 33.2 26.5
Dec 26.7 19.2 12.2

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan -5.6 -11.2 -15.8
Feb -4.1 -9.9 -15
Mar 2.3 -3.6 -8.8
Apr 11.3 4.9 -0.4
May 20 12.8 6.5
Jun 23.8 17.1 11.5
Jul 26.4 19.9 14.3
Aug 25.2 18.7 13.4
Sep 20.7 14.2 9.1
Oct 13.2 8 3.8
Nov 5.3 0.7 -3.1
Dec -2.9 -7.1 -11



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Shawinigan are January, February, 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 early January. For example, on the week of January 1st there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late October with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of October 22nd.

When can you find snow in Shawinigan? Weather stations report no annual snow. 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 Shawinigan.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 0% 0 0
Feb 0% 0 0
Mar 0% 0 0
Apr 2% 0 0.3
May 25% 0 3.3
Jun 31% 0 4.5
Jul 26% 0 3.3
Aug 23% 0 3.9
Sep 27% 0 3.5
Oct 33% 0 4.5
Nov 7% 0 0.8
Dec 0% 0 0

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 0 0 0
Feb 0 0 0
Mar 0 0 0
Apr 2 0 0.8
May 25 0 8.4
Jun 31 0 11.4
Jul 26 0 8.4
Aug 23 0 9.9
Sep 27 0 8.9
Oct 33 0 11.4
Nov 7 0 2
Dec 0 0 0


Humidity and Wind

Shawinigan has some very humid months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is April (52.1% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (72.2%).

Wind in Shawinigan is usually calm. The windiest month is April, followed by March and May. April’s average wind speed of around 6 knots (6.9 MPH or 11 KPH) is considered “a 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 11.6 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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 4.9 Light breeze 9.1 Gentle breeze
Feb 5.4 Light breeze 9.7 Gentle breeze
Mar 5.7 Light breeze 10.2 Gentle breeze
Apr 6 Light breeze 10.4 Gentle breeze
May 5.4 Light breeze 9.7 Gentle breeze
Jun 4.7 Light breeze 8.6 Gentle breeze
Jul 4.6 Light breeze 8.7 Gentle breeze
Aug 4.5 Light breeze 8.5 Gentle breeze
Sep 4.5 Light breeze 8.4 Gentle breeze
Oct 4.9 Light breeze 8.7 Gentle breeze
Nov 5 Light breeze 8.9 Gentle breeze
Dec 5 Light breeze 9.1 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 64.3%
Feb 59.3%
Mar 53.6%
Apr 52.1%
May 53.1%
Jun 63.9%
Jul 66.6%
Aug 70.8%
Sep 71.7%
Oct 70.4%
Nov 67.4%
Dec 72.2%


Is it Safe to Travel to Shawinigan?

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 Shawinigan, QC, 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 Shawinigan 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

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 47.2 in December means 47.2% of the tourists vs. July.



Overall Shawinigan Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 72.4°F (22.4°C) and 28.4°F (-2°C) with far warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 0 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 7 to 9 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Shawinigan, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 74°F (23.3°C) and 34.1°F (1.2°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 2 to 10 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 Shawinigan to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 32.1°F (0.1°C) and 19.2°F (-7.1°C). On average, it rains or snows a insignificant amount: consistently 0 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.


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