The best times to visit Southwestern Ontario 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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Weather in Southwestern Ontario


Average temperatures in Southwestern Ontario vary drastically. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 58th 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 Southwestern Ontario, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid July where highs are regularly around 81.4°F (27.4°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 62.5°F (16.9°C) at night.

Southwestern Ontario Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Southwestern Ontario 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.

Southwestern Ontario Perceived Temperature (F)


Southwestern Ontario Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Southwestern Ontario 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 28.8 22.1 16
Feb 27.8 20.9 14.2
Mar 41.2 32.2 24.8
Apr 56.1 45 35.8
May 69.4 57.9 48
Jun 76.4 66.1 57.1
Jul 79.9 69.8 59.9
Aug 78.2 68 58.6
Sep 72.4 61.6 52.5
Oct 59.5 50.3 43
Nov 46.4 38.8 32.3
Dec 35.4 29.5 24.1

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan -1.8 -5.5 -8.9
Feb -2.3 -6.2 -9.9
Mar 5.1 0.1 -4
Apr 13.4 7.2 2.1
May 20.8 14.4 8.9
Jun 24.7 18.9 13.9
Jul 26.6 21 15.5
Aug 25.7 20 14.8
Sep 22.4 16.4 11.4
Oct 15.3 10.2 6.1
Nov 8 3.8 0.2
Dec 1.9 -1.4 -4.4



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Southwestern Ontario 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 early to mid April with an average of 0 days of significant precipitation the week of April 9th.

When can you find snow in Southwestern Ontario? Weather stations report very large amounts of snow likely to be deepest around December, especially close to late December. The best time to ski (if at all) in Southwestern Ontario is often around around January 15th 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 Southwestern Ontario.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Southwestern Ontario (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 1% 0 0.1
May 0% 0 0
Jun 0% 0 0
Jul 0% 0 0
Aug 0% 0 0
Sep 0% 0 0
Oct 0% 0 0
Nov 0% 0 0
Dec 0% 43.7 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 1 0 0.3
May 0 0 0
Jun 0 0 0
Jul 0 0 0
Aug 0 0 0
Sep 0 0 0
Oct 0 0 0
Nov 0 0 0
Dec 0 111 0


Humidity and Wind

Southwestern Ontario has some very humid months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is April (56.4% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (73.9%).

Wind in Southwestern Ontario is usually moderate. The windiest month is April, followed by December and January. April’s average wind speed of around 9.3 knots (10.7 MPH or 17.2 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 17.2 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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 8.9 Gentle breeze 15.2 Significant breeze
Feb 8.7 Gentle breeze 15.1 Significant breeze
Mar 8.5 Gentle breeze 14.6 Significant breeze
Apr 9.3 Gentle breeze 16.6 Significant breeze
May 7.5 Gentle breeze 14.2 Significant breeze
Jun 6.8 Light breeze 13.4 Significant breeze
Jul 5.8 Light breeze 12.3 Significant breeze
Aug 5.6 Light breeze 11.7 Significant breeze
Sep 6.1 Light breeze 12.2 Significant breeze
Oct 7.6 Gentle breeze 14 Significant breeze
Nov 8.4 Gentle breeze 14.7 Significant breeze
Dec 8.9 Gentle breeze 15.2 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 70.5%
Feb 66.5%
Mar 61.8%
Apr 56.4%
May 57.7%
Jun 64%
Jul 64.7%
Aug 68.4%
Sep 70.1%
Oct 70.2%
Nov 69.1%
Dec 73.9%


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The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Southwestern Ontario, Canada is March, followed by June and July. 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 Southwestern Ontario in January. 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 slightly extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 67.3 in January means 67.3% of the tourists vs. March.



Overall Southwestern Ontario Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 74.5°F (23.6°C) and 30.1°F (-1.1°C) with far warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is nonexistent with roughly 0 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 least precipitation with about 0 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Southwestern Ontario, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 76.8°F (24.9°C) and 40.1°F (4.5°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a trivial amount: approximately 0 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 Southwestern Ontario to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 36.4°F (2.4°C) and 25.2°F (-3.8°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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