The best times to visit Sidney 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 Sidney Travel Info

Weather in Sidney

Temperature

Average temperatures in Sidney vary greatly. 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 31st 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 Sidney, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid August where highs are regularly around 76.6°F (24.8°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 54.1°F (12.3°C) at night.

Sidney Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Sidney 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.

Sidney Perceived Temperature (F)

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Sidney Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Sidney 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 46.3 39.8 34.3
Feb 48.6 41.2 34.9
Mar 51.8 43.7 36.5
Apr 56.4 47.2 38.4
May 63.8 54 44.8
Jun 69.1 59 49.6
Jul 74.6 63.1 52.7
Aug 74.1 62.5 53.1
Sep 68.9 57.8 48.7
Oct 59 50.5 43.2
Nov 50.7 43.4 37
Dec 45.4 39.4 33.8

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 7.9 4.3 1.3
Feb 9.2 5.1 1.6
Mar 11 6.5 2.5
Apr 13.6 8.4 3.6
May 17.7 12.2 7.1
Jun 20.6 15 9.8
Jul 23.7 17.3 11.5
Aug 23.4 16.9 11.7
Sep 20.5 14.3 9.3
Oct 15 10.3 6.2
Nov 10.4 6.3 2.8
Dec 7.4 4.1 1

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Sidney are July, August, and then June. 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 are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early January with an average of 4 days of significant precipitation the week of January 1st.

When can you find snow in Sidney? Weather stations report a good amount of seasonal snow likely to be deepest around December, especially close to late December. The best time to ski (if at all) in Sidney is often around around December 17th 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 Sidney.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Sidney (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 33% 2 5
Feb 30% 1.9 3.1
Mar 30% 0.6 3.6
Apr 20% 0 1.9
May 15% 0 1.5
Jun 11% 0 0.9
Jul 5% 0 0.5
Aug 9% 0 0.9
Sep 18% 0 2.3
Oct 26% 0 3.3
Nov 36% 3.4 5.4
Dec 37% 6.8 5.4

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 33 5.1 12.7
Feb 30 4.8 7.9
Mar 30 1.5 9.1
Apr 20 0 4.8
May 15 0 3.8
Jun 11 0 2.3
Jul 5 0 1.3
Aug 9 0 2.3
Sep 18 0 5.8
Oct 26 0 8.4
Nov 36 8.6 13.7
Dec 37 17.3 13.7

 

Humidity and Wind

Sidney has some extremely humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is June (60.1% relative humidity), and the most humid month is January (83.3%).

Wind in Sidney is usually calm. The windiest month is December, followed by March and April. December’s average wind speed of around 6.5 knots (7.5 MPH or 12.1 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 early to mid March where average top sustained speeds reach 15.1 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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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 5.6 Light breeze 11.8 Significant breeze
Feb 5.6 Light breeze 11.9 Significant breeze
Mar 6.4 Light breeze 13.5 Significant breeze
Apr 6.1 Light breeze 12.7 Significant breeze
May 5.5 Light breeze 11.5 Significant breeze
Jun 5.5 Light breeze 11.6 Significant breeze
Jul 5 Light breeze 11.1 Significant breeze
Aug 4.8 Light breeze 10.6 Gentle breeze
Sep 4.5 Light breeze 9.9 Significant breeze
Oct 4.7 Light breeze 10.6 Gentle breeze
Nov 5.9 Light breeze 12.8 Significant breeze
Dec 6.5 Light breeze 13.3 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 83.3%
Feb 77.2%
Mar 71.9%
Apr 64.9%
May 62.9%
Jun 60.1%
Jul 60.1%
Aug 63.6%
Sep 70.8%
Oct 78.4%
Nov 80.4%
Dec 80.5%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Sidney?

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 Sidney, BC, Canada is July, followed by August and April. 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 Sidney in November. 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 slightly extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 37.8 in November means 37.8% of the tourists vs. July.

 

 

Overall Sidney Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 67.3°F (19.6°C) and 49.1°F (9.5°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 5 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 comfortable. These months see the least precipitation with 2 to 3 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Sidney, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 72°F (22.2°C) and 46.5°F (8.1°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 5 to 11 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 Sidney to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 49.9°F (9.9°C) and 44.7°F (7.1°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 8 to 11 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.

 

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