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WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS (AUGUST 12 - AUGUST 22)

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Based on historical data we estimate temperature to be between -30..-30°C with average daylight time of about hours.

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jan
10.5
feb
10.5
mar
10.5
apr
10.5
may
10.5
jun
10.5
jul
10.5
aug
10.5
sep
10.5
oct
10.5
nov
10.5
dec
10.5

Quebec weather in January

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The worst time you can choose to visit Quebec in terms of weather is probably January. It’s a freezing month welcoming tourists with snowfalls and about five sunshine hours daily. Nights are especially chilling, and mornings are alike: be ready to wake up and see -10°C (14°F) or even less on a thermometer. Most probably, it’s going to be cloudy and windy throughout the day. Even if you have a high tolerance towards the cold, be wise and put on the warmest clothes. Owing to the neighboring Gulf of St. Lawrence, the humidity in Quebec is high and reaches over 90%, which makes the low temperatures feel colder. For this reason, Saint-Félicien and Quebec City are colder than Gaspé and Montreal.

Quebec weather in February

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February takes the baton after January and also holds the position of the coldest month of the year. The temperatures are identically low, and morning walks do not seem to be a pleasant experience. During the day, it gets a bit warmer, and you may give it a try to go outside. But the chances are high that you’d find yourself in the middle of a sudden snowstorm. Snowfalls are frequent and rapid, and they stop as abruptly as they start. You’d better find a shelter to wait out the storm. Though it’s usually cloudy in February, there are several sunny days. And it’s delightful to take a walk after a storm, to breeze in the crispy air, and to watch the city glitter in the frosty sun rays.

Quebec weather in March

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Technically, March should be a spring month. However, in Quebec, it is still winter at its best—freezing temperatures, icy sidewalks, and occasional snowstorms. By the middle of the month, the weather gets unstable and starts to swing. Snowfalls take turns with rain showers, all of the sudden cloudy sky lets out sun rays, and the day gets longer and indulges you with over nine hours of sunshine. Keep in mind that the weather often changes and at once. So if it seems that spring has come, most probably, it hasn’t. You can take long walks and worry less about the shelter for an unexpected storm, but it’s still frosty outside, and the time to hide a hat and gloves in your wardrobe hasn’t come yet.

Quebec weather in April

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The first signs of spring appear all over the province. Even though nights and mornings are still fresh, by noon, you can see the temperature crawling up slowly. If you thought you were done with shelters as snowfalls are over, you are wrong: in April, you’ll need it to hide from the rain. Sudden showers are frequent but not continuous. In general, Quebec receives over 100 mm (4 in) of precipitation throughout the month. So, buying an umbrella will be worth it.

Quebec weather in May

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Until May, the weather is somewhat similar all over Quebec, which is just generally bad. However, in May, conditions start to change. The weather is usually better in the area of Montreal than in Quebec City, where it’s tolerable. And if you don’t want to live through one more winter month, you’d better stay away from the eastern areas, including cities of Blanc-Sablon and Port-Cartier. It’s getting warmer outside, and the temperature reaches up to 16°C (61°F). Roughly, May is the only pure spring month, a transition from severe winter to mild summer. And this transition is marked by the first thunderstorms, sweeping through the region.

Quebec weather in June

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The weather keeps on improving, and only the eastern-most cities still have unfavorable conditions. Over the rest of the territory, the temperature rises, and the sky is clear most of the day. The Gulf of St. Lawrence and the Ottawa and the St. Lawrence rivers make the humidity rather high, and the weather feels warmer than it is. Sightseeing, hiking in the area, and even sunbathing are among the outdoor activities you can consider in June. But occasional afternoon thunderstorms are rather a rule than an exception in Quebec. So when going out, don’t neglect an umbrella or a raincoat.

Quebec weather in July

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July can brag about the best weather in the entire year, the only true summertime in Quebec. Even the eastern territories are welcoming and won’t freeze you to death. If you thought of the best time to explore the province, July should be your choice. Mornings and evenings are warm, days are mild, not hot, the sky is clear, and the day is long. In such conditions, you may spend the entire day outside, walking around or hiking. Occasionally, the temperature may rise to 30°C (86°F), but such heat never lasts longer than several days. Usually, short rains erupt out of nowhere to bring freshness to the July air.

Quebec weather in August

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August keeps up with July and is a favorable time to come to Quebec. Compared to July, it tends to be colder. Still, the weather conditions are excellent for outdoor activities. For evenings and early mornings, you can put on a light jacket, and it would be enough to guarantee your comfort. The temperature slowly starts to decrease in the east, while the areas of Montreal and Quebec City persist with their comfortable temps of about 20°C (68°F). The first signs of autumn you’ll notice are the shorter days and more clouds in the sky. And the umbrella should never leave your bag as rains keep on showering abruptly.

Quebec weather in September

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As May is a transition from winter to summer, September is a transition from summer to winter, and it’s the only autumn month before the region immerses into a long and harsh coldness. In September, the temperature drops noticeably. Mornings and evenings are getting colder, and spending the whole day outside is no longer an inspiring idea. It’s still comfortable enough to be outdoors, but consider dressing warmer as it gets rather chilling after sunset. Hopefully, an umbrella is still in your bag. The mild weather persists only in the west, in places like Montreal and Quebec City. The further you move eastwards, the worst the weather turns.

Quebec weather in October

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Winter is coming. The first half of the month is somewhat bearable, resembling September, but by mid-October, don’t get too surprised if you see snow falling. The chances for nature to cover Quebec with snow grow with every passing day of the month. The days get shorter and shorter. At night, the temperature might drop below freezing. Mornings are chilly, and clouds in the sky are not that welcoming. The conditions get worse all over the province, and the last spot where the weather is just okay is Montreal. Here, warm clothes and a bit of enthusiasm would make sightseeing even more enjoyable.

Quebec weather in November

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The entire province plunges into coldness. There are no cities or areas where the weather is still fine. From now on, for the next four months, Quebec lives in the state of winter. The full pack of conditions you enjoyed in March is back: temperature swings, rain taking shifts with snow, rare sunshine, deeply grey sky, and sneaking wind. So, the hour of your winter clothes has come. If you can stay indoors, you’d better do it. If you feel adventurous and go out, put on your warmest apparel and cross fingers for a sunny day.

Quebec weather in December

10.5/10 score
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December marks the start of the most severe season in Quebec. Although you’ve already seen a teaser to winter in November, now it’s official. The temperature might drop to -18°C (-0.5°F), but it’s rarely that bad. Snowfalls are frequent and heavy, bringing over 120 mm (5 in) of precipitation during the month. What makes the conditions even more challenging is the wind. Be ready for your hair or beard get frozen as humidity is high and the temperature is low. Also, the weather in December is generally unstable, so that it might get warmer, with snow melting and rain showering.