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Montreal Weather

What to Expect and How to Pack for Montreal Weather


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Montreal weather is comparable to that of cities like Toronto and NYC in that it has four distinct seasons with changing weather conditions.

Montreal Weather - Winter

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Montreal weather in winter is cold and snowy - colder and snowier than, say, Toronto or NYC. The cold in Montreal can be especially biting because of the wind-chill factor.

Snowfall usually begins in November and continues through March with an average of 218 cm (86 in) of snowfall during this time.

Sidewalks can get quite icy during the winter, so proper footwear is recommended.

Other items visitors may want to pack are warm, waterproof clothing and accessories like hat, mitts, scarf, sunglasses (glare from snow can be blinding), umbrella. Read more about How to Dress for Winter.

Average Montreal Temperatures for January

Average temperature: -6ºC / 21ºF
Average high: -2ºC / 28ºF
Average low: -10ºC / 14ºF

Montreal Weather - Spring

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Montreal has a short, mild spring, similar to Toronto's. Visitors can expect at least some rain about 11 days out of 30 in April. Montreal may see drastic swings in temperatures, so a sudden snowstorm in April is not unheard of, but a thunderstorm is more common.

From the end of March to mid-June, visitors should pack a variety of clothes - layering is always best - as are waterproof jackets and shoes and an umbrella.

Average Montreal Temperatures for April

Average temperature: 6ºC / 43ºF
Average high: 11ºC / 52ºF
Average low: 1ºC / 34ºF

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Montreal Weather - Summer

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Montreal summers are hot and humid. Temperatures hover in the 80s and sometimes 90s. Expect rain about 10 days out of 31 in July.

Be sure to pack shorts, t-shirts, sandals, a light jacket for evening and an umbrella.

Average Montreal Temperatures for July

Average July temperature: 21ºC / 68ºF
July average high: 24ºC / 80ºF
July average low: 16ºC / 60ºF

Montreal Weather - Fall

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Temperatures rarely dip below zero, but you'll want to bring a warm jacket, as more often than not, the temperature won't reach double digits.

Cool fall weather means gorgeous foliage and Montreal is a prime spot for viewing.

Average Montreal Temperatures for October

Average October temperature: 9ºC / 48ºF
October average high: 14ºC / 57ºF
October average low: 4ºC / 39ºF

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