The best times to visit Winnipeg for ideal weather are
May 21st 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.
Winnipeg Travel Guide
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Weather in Winnipeg
Average temperatures in Winnipeg vary an incredible amount. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 45th 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 Winnipeg, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early July where highs are regularly around 81.8°F (27.7°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 61.4°F (16.3°C) at night.
Winnipeg Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Winnipeg Temperatures (Celsius)
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.
Winnipeg Perceived Temperature (F)
Winnipeg Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Winnipeg 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.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
Precipitation (Rain or Snow)
If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Winnipeg are January, February, and then November. 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 and early February. For example, on the week of January 29th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early June with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of June 4th.
When can you find snow in Winnipeg? 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 Winnipeg.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Winnipeg (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
Humidity and Wind
Winnipeg has some slightly muggy months, with moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is April (43.9% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (69.3%).
Wind in Winnipeg is usually calm. The windiest month is May, followed by April and January. May’s average wind speed of around 4.6 knots (5.3 MPH or 8.5 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 mid May where average top sustained speeds reach 8.1 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Winnipeg.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
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||4.5||Light breeze||6.9||Light breeze|
|Feb||4.1||Light breeze||6.3||Light breeze|
|Mar||4.3||Light breeze||6.6||Light breeze|
|Apr||4.6||Light breeze||7.2||Gentle breeze|
|May||4.6||Light breeze||7.3||Light breeze|
|Jun||3.8||Barely noticeable||6.1||Light breeze|
|Jul||3.8||Barely noticeable||6.2||Light breeze|
|Aug||3.6||Barely noticeable||6.1||Light breeze|
|Sep||3.7||Barely noticeable||6.1||Light breeze|
|Oct||4||Light breeze||6.4||Light breeze|
|Nov||4.2||Light breeze||6.6||Light breeze|
|Dec||4.1||Light breeze||6.1||Light breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Winnipeg?
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 Winnipeg, MB, Canada is August, followed by March and February. 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 Winnipeg in June. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.
Estimated Tourism by Month
Most Popular Months to Visit
Overall Winnipeg Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 69.4°F (20.8°C) and 19°F (-7.2°C) with far warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 3 to 7 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the 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 most precipitation with 6 to 8 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Winnipeg, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 73.8°F (23.2°C) and 23.8°F (-4.6°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 2 to 4 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 Winnipeg to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 19°F (-7.2°C) and 11.7°F (-11.3°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: consistently 2 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.