The best times to visit Toronto for ideal weather are

May 14th to October 7th

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 Toronto

Temperature

Average temperatures in Toronto vary drastically. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a chance of rain or snow throughout most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 33rd 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 Toronto, 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 83.4°F (28.6°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 65.2°F (18.4°C) at night.

Toronto Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Toronto 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.

Toronto Perceived Temperature (F)

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Toronto Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Toronto 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 32.6 25.4 19.1
Feb 32.2 24.7 18.3
Mar 43.3 34.9 27.6
Apr 56.5 46.7 38.9
May 69.7 59.3 50.6
Jun 77.3 67.3 59.3
Jul 82.2 72.4 63.9
Aug 80.5 71.2 63.3
Sep 73.9 64.4 56.7
Oct 60.6 52.5 45.9
Nov 48.8 41.8 35.7
Dec 38.4 32.2 26.9

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 0.3 -3.7 -7.2
Feb 0.1 -4.1 -7.6
Mar 6.3 1.6 -2.4
Apr 13.6 8.2 3.8
May 20.9 15.2 10.3
Jun 25.2 19.6 15.2
Jul 27.9 22.4 17.7
Aug 26.9 21.8 17.4
Sep 23.3 18 13.7
Oct 15.9 11.4 7.7
Nov 9.3 5.4 2.1
Dec 3.6 0.1 -2.8

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Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Toronto are July, March, and then January. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid January. For example, on the week of January 15th there is 1 day of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late February and early March with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of February 26th.

When can you find snow in Toronto? Weather stations report large amounts of snow likely to be deepest around February, especially close to early to mid February. The best time to ski (if at all) in Toronto 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.

Chanceof Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Toronto.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Toronto (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 16% 4 2
Feb 21% 5.8 2.2
Mar 15% 4.3 2
Apr 23% 0.4 2.8
May 18% 0 2.5
Jun 25% 0 3.9
Jul 15% 0 3.4
Aug 17% 0 2.8
Sep 20% 0 2.8
Oct 23% 0.4 3.1
Nov 18% 0.4 2.1
Dec 21% 3.1 2.7

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 16 10.2 5.1
Feb 21 14.7 5.6
Mar 15 10.9 5.1
Apr 23 1 7.1
May 18 0 6.4
Jun 25 0 9.9
Jul 15 0 8.6
Aug 17 0 7.1
Sep 20 0 7.1
Oct 23 1 7.9
Nov 18 1 5.3
Dec 21 7.9 6.9

 

Humidity and Wind

Toronto has some high humidity months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is April (51.3% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (69.8%).

Wind in Toronto is usually not reported.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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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 0 Still 0 Still
Feb 0 Still 0 Still
Mar 0 Still 0 Still
Apr 0 Still 0 Still
May 0 Still 0 Still
Jun 0 Still 0 Still
Jul 0 Still 0 Still
Aug 0 Still 0 Still
Sep 0 Still 0 Still
Oct 0 Still 0 Still
Nov 0 Still 0 Still
Dec 0 Still 0 Still

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 64.9%
Feb 62.5%
Mar 55.1%
Apr 51.3%
May 53.5%
Jun 61.3%
Jul 60.3%
Aug 64.3%
Sep 68%
Oct 68.8%
Nov 66.7%
Dec 69.8%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Toronto?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Jan 22, 2018 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


 

The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Toronto, ON, CA 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 Toronto 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 somewhat extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 56.9 in December means 56.9% of the tourists vs. July.


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Overall Toronto Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 75.7°F (24.3°C) and 33.8°F (1°C) with far warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 5 to 7 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 moderate precipitation with 5 to 8 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Toronto, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 78.2°F (25.7°C) and 43.2°F (6.2°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 5 to 7 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 Toronto to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 39.9°F (4.4°C) and 28.8°F (-1.8°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 5 to 6 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.

 

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