The best times to visit Smoky Lake for ideal weather are

June 25th to September 2nd

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

 

 


Other Smoky Lake Travel Info

Weather in Smoky Lake

Temperature

Average temperatures in Smoky Lake vary an incredible amount. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for most of the year with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 34th 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 Smoky Lake, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late July where highs are regularly around 76.1°F (24.5°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 48.5°F (9.2°C) at night.

Smoky Lake Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Smoky Lake 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.

Smoky Lake Perceived Temperature (F)

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Smoky Lake Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Smoky Lake 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 21.2 9.7 0
Feb 22.8 9.9 -0.8
Mar 34.1 21.4 10.9
Apr 48.4 36 25.3
May 63.7 49.9 36.1
Jun 70.1 57.1 44.3
Jul 75.4 61.7 48.3
Aug 73.7 59.2 46.3
Sep 67.2 51 37.7
Oct 51.8 38.9 28.8
Nov 31.5 21.1 12.8
Dec 16.6 6.7 -1.6

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan -6 -12.4 -17.8
Feb -5.1 -12.3 -18.2
Mar 1.2 -5.9 -11.7
Apr 9.1 2.2 -3.7
May 17.6 9.9 2.3
Jun 21.2 13.9 6.8
Jul 24.1 16.5 9.1
Aug 23.2 15.1 7.9
Sep 19.6 10.6 3.2
Oct 11 3.8 -1.8
Nov -0.3 -6.1 -10.7
Dec -8.6 -14.1 -18.7

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Smoky Lake are March, October, and then April. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early April. For example, on the week of April 2nd there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early to mid June with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of June 11th.

When can you find snow in Smoky Lake? 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 Smoky Lake.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Smoky Lake (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 12% 0 1.1
Feb 8% 0 0.6
Mar 5% 0 0.5
Apr 6% 0 0.7
May 11% 0 1.2
Jun 25% 0 2.9
Jul 20% 0 2.5
Aug 9% 0 1.2
Sep 7% 0 1
Oct 5% 0 0.5
Nov 9% 0 0.7
Dec 14% 0 1.1

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 12 0 2.8
Feb 8 0 1.5
Mar 5 0 1.3
Apr 6 0 1.8
May 11 0 3
Jun 25 0 7.4
Jul 20 0 6.4
Aug 9 0 3
Sep 7 0 2.5
Oct 5 0 1.3
Nov 9 0 1.8
Dec 14 0 2.8

 

Humidity and Wind

Smoky Lake has some very humid months, with other moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is May (42.1% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (73.8%).

Wind in Smoky Lake is usually calm. The windiest month is April, followed by May and March. April’s average wind speed of around 7.4 knots (8.5 MPH or 13.7 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 to mid April where average top sustained speeds reach 14 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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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 5.9 Light breeze 11.4 Significant breeze
Feb 5.7 Light breeze 10.8 Gentle breeze
Mar 6.5 Light breeze 11.9 Significant breeze
Apr 7.4 Gentle breeze 13.3 Significant breeze
May 7.1 Gentle breeze 13.4 Significant breeze
Jun 5.9 Light breeze 11.5 Significant breeze
Jul 5.6 Light breeze 11.4 Significant breeze
Aug 5.3 Light breeze 10.5 Gentle breeze
Sep 5.9 Light breeze 11.6 Significant breeze
Oct 6.4 Light breeze 12 Significant breeze
Nov 5.8 Light breeze 10.6 Significant breeze
Dec 5.2 Light breeze 9.9 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 68.4%
Feb 67.7%
Mar 61.1%
Apr 51.3%
May 42.1%
Jun 58%
Jul 62.4%
Aug 63.1%
Sep 58.1%
Oct 59.9%
Nov 72.1%
Dec 73.8%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Smoky Lake?

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 Smoky Lake, AB, Canada is July, followed by June and August. 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 Smoky Lake 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 46.8 in December means 46.8% of the tourists vs. July.

 

 

Overall Smoky Lake Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 67.9°F (19.9°C) and 23.9°F (-4.5°C) with far warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 1 to 3 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 most precipitation with 3 to 8 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Smoky Lake, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 68.1°F (20.1°C) and 24.3°F (-4.3°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 2 to 3 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 Smoky Lake to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 26.7°F (-2.9°C) and 14.4°F (-9.8°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 2 to 4 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.

 

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