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Usual weather in Quebec

Do you need to know, when is the best time to go to Quebec? Then you should take a look here, what weather you can expect there during the year.


What weather to expect in Quebec

Quebec is part of Canada. Canada is a huge country, so the climate here varies from temperate in south to subarctic and arctic in north. Winters are sometimes tough, especially in the interior, where the climate is continental. You can expect snow in some places for five months of the year. Southern coastal parts of Canada have a temperate climate, with mild and rainy winters and quite warm summers.

When speaking about the usual weather in this area, the information is relevant for example for these popular places: Abitibi, Amqui, Anticosti, Baie Comeau, Baie James, Baie Saint Paul, Bas Saint Laurent, Beauce, Bonaventure, Brossard, Caniapiscau, Central Quebec, Centre du Québec, Chaleur Bay, Chambly, Chandler, Charlevoix, Chaudière Appalaches, Chelsea, Chibougamau, Chicoutimi Jonquière, Château Richer, Cowansville, Drummondville, Eastern Townships, Eastman, Forillon National Park, Gaspé, Gaspé Peninsula, Gaspésie National Park, Gatineau, Gatineau Park, Grande Vallée and Petite Vallée, Grosse Isle, Havre Saint Pierre, Hemmingford, Hudson, Huntingdon, Knowlton, Kuujjuaq, La Malbaie, La Mauricie National Park, La Tuque, Lac Mégantic, Lac Saint Jean, Lanaudière, Land's End, Laurentides, Laval, Longueuil, Magog, Matane, Matapédia Valley, Mauricie, Miguasha National Park, Mont Saint Hilaire, Mont Tremblant, Montebello, Montreal, Montérégie, North Shore, Northern Quebec, Nunavik, Oka, Outaouais, Percé, Pontiac, Portneuf County, Quebec City, Quebec Region, Rigaud, Rimouski, Rivière du Loup, Rougemont, Rouyn Noranda, Saguenay Lac Saint Jean, Saint Constant, Saint Georges, Saint Jean sur Richelieu, Saint Joseph du Lac, Saint Louis du Ha! Ha!, Sainte Agathe des Monts, Sainte Anne de Beaupré, Sainte Anne des Lacs, Sainte Anne des Monts, Salaberry de Valleyfield, Senneterre, Sept Îles, Shawinigan, Sherbrooke, Southeastern Quebec, Southwestern Quebec, Stanstead, Sutton, Tadoussac, The Coast, Trois Pistoles, Trois Rivières, Upper Gaspé, Val d'Or, Wakefield, Wemindji, Yamachiche, Île d'Orléans, Îles de la Madeleine.

Let's look now what weather you can expect in the area around Montreal and in many other cities. The warmest month here is July, the average maximum temperature is 26.2 ℃ (79.16 ℉). The average minimum temperature in this month is 13.5 ℃ (56.3 ℉). The coldest month here is January, the average maximum temperature is -6.9 ℃ (19.58 ℉). The average minimum temperature in this month is -16.6 ℃ (2.12 ℉). The most rainy month here is January, the average number of rainy days is 17.6. The least rainy month here is September, the average number of rainy days is 12.

When travelling around Quebec, always consider the altitude of the the place as well. We should remind you, that the highest point in Canada is Mount Logan (5959 m) and the lowest point is Atlantic Ocean (0 m). So there are huge differences in altitudes in this country and the weather is very different in them therefore. Keep in mind, that the temperature usually decreases by 1.2 - 1.9 ℃ (2.2 - 3.5 ℉) per 200 m (656 ft), depending on the other conditions. (And we should add, that in the very special condition named thermal inversion even the temperature may be higher in higher altitudes.)

Please, keep in mind, that this is not a weather forecast, but the information about the usual weather (average). This should help you to decide, when is the best time to go to Quebec. Read more details about the typical weather there in all individual months below:

January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December


January

Typical (usual) weather in Quebec in January is this: The average highest temperature in Quebec in January is -6.9 ℃ (19.58 ℉). The average lowest temperature is -16.6 ℃ (2.12 ℉). At the beginning of January you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around -5.15 ℃ (22.73 ℉). At the end of January you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around -5.7 ℃ (21.74 ℉). The average number of rainy days in January is 17.6. The average rainfall is 97.6 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 8:46 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 9:06 and at the end of the month 9:39.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

February

Typical (usual) weather in Quebec in February is this: The average highest temperature in Quebec in February is -4.5 ℃ (23.9 ℉). The average lowest temperature is -14.9 ℃ (5.18 ℉). At the beginning of February you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around -5.7 ℃ (21.74 ℉). At the end of February you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around -1.4 ℃ (29.48 ℉). The average number of rainy days in February is 13.3. The average rainfall is 62.3 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 9:39 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 10:21 and at the end of the month 11:08.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

March

Typical (usual) weather in Quebec in March is this: The average highest temperature in Quebec in March is 1.7 ℃ (35.06 ℉). The average lowest temperature is -7.9 ℃ (17.78 ℉). At the beginning of March you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around -1.4 ℃ (29.48 ℉). At the end of March you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 6.35 ℃ (43.43 ℉). The average number of rainy days in March is 13.8. The average rainfall is 72.7 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 11:08 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 11:55 and at the end of the month 12:44.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

April

Typical (usual) weather in Quebec in April is this: The average highest temperature in Quebec in April is 11 ℃ (51.8 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 0.1 ℃ (32.18 ℉). At the beginning of April you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 6.35 ℃ (43.43 ℉). At the end of April you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 15.1 ℃ (59.18 ℉). The average number of rainy days in April is 13.1. The average rainfall is 88.6 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 12:44 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 13:31 and at the end of the month 14:15.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

May

Typical (usual) weather in Quebec in May is this: The average highest temperature in Quebec in May is 19.2 ℃ (66.56 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 6.5 ℃ (43.7 ℉). At the beginning of May you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 15.1 ℃ (59.18 ℉). At the end of May you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 21.35 ℃ (70.43 ℉). The average number of rainy days in May is 13. The average rainfall is 80.2 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 14:15 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 14:53 and at the end of the month 15:23.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

June

Typical (usual) weather in Quebec in June is this: The average highest temperature in Quebec in June is 23.5 ℃ (74.3 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 10.9 ℃ (51.62 ℉). At the beginning of June you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 21.35 ℃ (70.43 ℉). At the end of June you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 24.85 ℃ (76.73 ℉). The average number of rainy days in June is 13.4. The average rainfall is 101 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 15:23 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 15:39 and at the end of the month 15:38.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

July

Typical (usual) weather in Quebec in July is this: The average highest temperature in Quebec in July is 26.2 ℃ (79.16 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 13.5 ℃ (56.3 ℉). At the beginning of July you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 24.85 ℃ (76.73 ℉). At the end of July you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 25.05 ℃ (77.09 ℉). The average number of rainy days in July is 12.9. The average rainfall is 95.1 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 15:38 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 15:21 and at the end of the month 14:51.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

August

Typical (usual) weather in Quebec in August is this: The average highest temperature in Quebec in August is 23.9 ℃ (75.02 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 12.3 ℃ (54.14 ℉). At the beginning of August you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 25.05 ℃ (77.09 ℉). At the end of August you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 21.65 ℃ (70.97 ℉). The average number of rainy days in August is 12.6. The average rainfall is 95.5 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 14:51 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 14:13 and at the end of the month 13:29.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

September

Typical (usual) weather in Quebec in September is this: The average highest temperature in Quebec in September is 19.4 ℃ (66.92 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 7.6 ℃ (45.68 ℉). At the beginning of September you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 21.65 ℃ (70.97 ℉). At the end of September you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 15.75 ℃ (60.35 ℉). The average number of rainy days in September is 12. The average rainfall is 94.3 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 13:29 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 12:43 and at the end of the month 11:55.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

October

Typical (usual) weather in Quebec in October is this: The average highest temperature in Quebec in October is 12.1 ℃ (53.78 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 1.9 ℃ (35.42 ℉). At the beginning of October you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 15.75 ℃ (60.35 ℉). At the end of October you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 8.4 ℃ (47.12 ℉). The average number of rainy days in October is 14.1. The average rainfall is 90.9 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 11:55 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 11:08 and at the end of the month 10:22.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

November

Typical (usual) weather in Quebec in November is this: The average highest temperature in Quebec in November is 4.7 ℃ (40.46 ℉). The average lowest temperature is -3.5 ℃ (25.7 ℉). At the beginning of November you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 8.4 ℃ (47.12 ℉). At the end of November you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 0.65 ℃ (33.17 ℉). The average number of rainy days in November is 16. The average rainfall is 100.1 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 10:22 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 9:41 and at the end of the month 9:07.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

December

Typical (usual) weather in Quebec in December is this: The average highest temperature in Quebec in December is -3.4 ℃ (25.88 ℉). The average lowest temperature is -12.6 ℃ (9.32 ℉). At the beginning of December you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 0.65 ℃ (33.17 ℉). At the end of December you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around -5.15 ℃ (22.73 ℉). The average number of rainy days in December is 17.5. The average rainfall is 86.6 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 9:07 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 8:46 and at the end of the month 8:43.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

Below are average values, so you can consider them typical weather in Quebec in these places. The sign '-' means we don't have enough data for this item.

Montrealtemperature: - highest temperature: -3.4 ℃ (25.88 ℉)lowest temperature: -12.6 ℃ (9.32 ℉)rainfall: 86.6mmrainy days: 17.5
Quebectemperature: - highest temperature: -4.5 ℃ (23.9 ℉)lowest temperature: -13.3 ℃ (8.06 ℉)rainfall: 103.1mmrainy days: 19.2




When you read about the number of mm of rainfall, you should know this: Light rain is when the precipitation rate is less than 2.5 mm (0.1 in) per hour. For moderate rain this number is between 2.5 mm and 10 mm (0.4 in), for heavy rain it is 10 mm - 50 mm (2.0 in). Violent rain has this number higher than 50 mm per hour.


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