The best times to visit Wainwright for ideal weather are

June 11th 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 Wainwright Travel Info

Weather in Wainwright


Average temperatures in Wainwright 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 somewhat temperate — in the 42nd 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 Wainwright, 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 78.1°F (25.6°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 52.8°F (11.6°C) at night.

Wainwright Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Wainwright 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.

Wainwright Perceived Temperature (F)


Wainwright Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Wainwright 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 20.6 10.9 1.5
Feb 19.5 9.6 0
Mar 33.7 23.6 12.9
Apr 50.5 38.6 26.5
May 64.3 51.2 37.3
Jun 71.4 59.2 47
Jul 77.5 64.8 52.1
Aug 76 62.6 49.7
Sep 69.1 54.4 40.3
Oct 53.7 41.3 30.1
Nov 33.2 23.1 13.9
Dec 17.3 8.3 0

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan -6.3 -11.7 -16.9
Feb -6.9 -12.4 -17.8
Mar 0.9 -4.7 -10.6
Apr 10.3 3.7 -3.1
May 17.9 10.7 2.9
Jun 21.9 15.1 8.3
Jul 25.3 18.2 11.2
Aug 24.4 17 9.8
Sep 20.6 12.4 4.6
Oct 12.1 5.2 -1.1
Nov 0.7 -4.9 -10.1
Dec -8.2 -13.2 -17.8



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Wainwright are February, January, and then December. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late January. For example, on the week of January 22nd there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid July with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of July 16th.

When can you find snow in Wainwright? Weather stations report very large amounts of snow likely to be deepest around July, especially close to early to mid July. The best time to ski (if at all) in Wainwright is often around around August 6th 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 Wainwright.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 3% 2.8 0.3
Feb 1% 2.8 0.3
Mar 5% 3.8 0.4
Apr 8% 1.2 0.9
May 9% 0.8 1
Jun 17% 0.8 2.2
Jul 16% 16.1 2.3
Aug 12% 8.3 1.9
Sep 5% 1.2 0.6
Oct 4% 1.2 0.4
Nov 4% 1 0.4
Dec 3% 2.7 0.4

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 3 7.1 0.8
Feb 1 7.1 0.8
Mar 5 9.7 1
Apr 8 3 2.3
May 9 2 2.5
Jun 17 2 5.6
Jul 16 40.9 5.8
Aug 12 21.1 4.8
Sep 5 3 1.5
Oct 4 3 1
Nov 4 2.5 1
Dec 3 6.9 1


Humidity and Wind

Wainwright has some very humid months, with other moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is May (40.1% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (72.4%).

Wind in Wainwright is usually calm. The windiest month is April, followed by May and January. April’s average wind speed of around 8.2 knots (9.4 MPH or 15.1 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 14.2 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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 7.5 Gentle breeze 11.5 Significant breeze
Feb 6.4 Light breeze 9.7 Gentle breeze
Mar 7.3 Gentle breeze 11.1 Significant breeze
Apr 8.2 Gentle breeze 12.8 Significant breeze
May 7.7 Gentle breeze 12.6 Significant breeze
Jun 6.6 Light breeze 11.3 Significant breeze
Jul 6.4 Light breeze 11 Significant breeze
Aug 6 Light breeze 10 Gentle breeze
Sep 6.7 Light breeze 11.2 Significant breeze
Oct 7.2 Gentle breeze 11.7 Significant breeze
Nov 7 Gentle breeze 10.9 Significant breeze
Dec 6.1 Light breeze 9.4 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 67%
Feb 67.3%
Mar 61.6%
Apr 47.9%
May 40.1%
Jun 52.4%
Jul 54.3%
Aug 56.9%
Sep 49.6%
Oct 54.2%
Nov 66.9%
Dec 72.4%


Is it Safe to Travel to Wainwright?

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 Wainwright, 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 Wainwright 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 46.8 in December means 46.8% of the tourists vs. July.



Overall Wainwright 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 18.2°F (-7.7°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 4 to 5 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Wainwright, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 70.2°F (21.2°C) and 26.6°F (-3°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: approximately 1 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 Wainwright to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 24°F (-4.4°C) and 14.3°F (-9.8°C). On average, it rains or snows a very small amount: 0 to 1 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.


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