Canada climate guide

Temperature in Canada (°C)

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Max temperature (daytime)
-6°C maximum daytime temperature in January in Canada (Ottawa)-6
-4°C maximum daytime temperature in February in Canada (Ottawa)-4
2°C maximum daytime temperature in March in Canada (Ottawa)2
11°C maximum daytime temperature in April in Canada (Ottawa)11
18°C maximum daytime temperature in May in Canada (Ottawa)18
23°C maximum daytime temperature in June in Canada (Ottawa)23
26°C maximum daytime temperature in July in Canada (Ottawa)26
25°C maximum daytime temperature in August in Canada (Ottawa)25
20°C maximum daytime temperature in September in Canada (Ottawa)20
13°C maximum daytime temperature in October in Canada (Ottawa)13
5°C maximum daytime temperature in November in Canada (Ottawa)5
-4°C maximum daytime temperature in December in Canada (Ottawa)-4
Min temperature (night-time)
-16°C minimum night-time temperature in January in Canada (Ottawa)-16
-15°C minimum night-time temperature in February in Canada (Ottawa)-15
-8°C minimum night-time temperature in March in Canada (Ottawa)-8
0°C minimum night-time temperature in April in Canada (Ottawa)0
7°C minimum night-time temperature in May in Canada (Ottawa)7
12°C minimum night-time temperature in June in Canada (Ottawa)12
15°C minimum night-time temperature in July in Canada (Ottawa)15
14°C minimum night-time temperature in August in Canada (Ottawa)14
9°C minimum night-time temperature in September in Canada (Ottawa)9
4°C minimum night-time temperature in October in Canada (Ottawa)4
-2°C minimum night-time temperature in November in Canada (Ottawa)-2
-11°C minimum night-time temperature in December in Canada (Ottawa)-11

Sunshine & Daylight in Canada

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Daily hours of sunshine
3 hours of sunshine per day (36% of daylight hours) in January in Canada3
5 hours of sunshine per day (43% of daylight hours) in February in Canada5
5 hours of sunshine per day (43% of daylight hours) in March in Canada5
6 hours of sunshine per day (46% of daylight hours) in April in Canada6
7 hours of sunshine per day (50% of daylight hours) in May in Canada7
8 hours of sunshine per day (54% of daylight hours) in June in Canada8
9 hours of sunshine per day (59% of daylight hours) in July in Canada9
8 hours of sunshine per day (55% of daylight hours) in August in Canada8
6 hours of sunshine per day (46% of daylight hours) in September in Canada6
4 hours of sunshine per day (40% of daylight hours) in October in Canada4
3 hours of sunshine per day (28% of daylight hours) in November in Canada3
3 hours of sunshine per day (28% of daylight hours) in December in Canada3
Daily hours of daylight
9 hours of daylight per day in January in Canada (Ottawa)9
10 hours of daylight per day in February in Canada (Ottawa)10
12 hours of daylight per day in March in Canada (Ottawa)12
14 hours of daylight per day in April in Canada (Ottawa)14
15 hours of daylight per day in May in Canada (Ottawa)15
16 hours of daylight per day in June in Canada (Ottawa)16
15 hours of daylight per day in July in Canada (Ottawa)15
14 hours of daylight per day in August in Canada (Ottawa)14
12 hours of daylight per day in September in Canada (Ottawa)12
11 hours of daylight per day in October in Canada (Ottawa)11
10 hours of daylight per day in November in Canada (Ottawa)10
9 hours of daylight per day in December in Canada (Ottawa)9

Rainfall in Canada

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Number of days with some rain
14 days with some rainfall in January in Canada (Ottawa)14
12 days with some rainfall in February in Canada (Ottawa)12
11 days with some rainfall in March in Canada (Ottawa)11
11 days with some rainfall in April in Canada (Ottawa)11
12 days with some rainfall in May in Canada (Ottawa)12
12 days with some rainfall in June in Canada (Ottawa)12
11 days with some rainfall in July in Canada (Ottawa)11
11 days with some rainfall in August in Canada (Ottawa)11
12 days with some rainfall in September in Canada (Ottawa)12
12 days with some rainfall in October in Canada (Ottawa)12
14 days with some rainfall in November in Canada (Ottawa)14
16 days with some rainfall in December in Canada (Ottawa)16
Average monthly rainfall (mm)
59 mm monthly rainfall in January in Canada (Ottawa)59
58 mm monthly rainfall in February in Canada (Ottawa)58
62 mm monthly rainfall in March in Canada (Ottawa)62
65 mm monthly rainfall in April in Canada (Ottawa)65
73 mm monthly rainfall in May in Canada (Ottawa)73
83 mm monthly rainfall in June in Canada (Ottawa)83
88 mm monthly rainfall in July in Canada (Ottawa)88
86 mm monthly rainfall in August in Canada (Ottawa)86
80 mm monthly rainfall in September in Canada (Ottawa)80
71 mm monthly rainfall in October in Canada (Ottawa)71
84 mm monthly rainfall in November in Canada (Ottawa)84
82 mm monthly rainfall in December in Canada (Ottawa)82

More climate for Canada

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
UV Index (Maximum)
UV (maximum) index 1 (Low) in January in Canada (Ottawa)1
UV (maximum) index 2 (Low) in February in Canada (Ottawa)2
UV (maximum) index 3 (Moderate) in March in Canada (Ottawa)3
UV (maximum) index 5 (Moderate) in April in Canada (Ottawa)5
UV (maximum) index 6 (High) in May in Canada (Ottawa)6
UV (maximum) index 8 (Very High) in June in Canada (Ottawa)8
UV (maximum) index 7 (High) in July in Canada (Ottawa)7
UV (maximum) index 7 (High) in August in Canada (Ottawa)7
UV (maximum) index 5 (Moderate) in September in Canada (Ottawa)5
UV (maximum) index 3 (Moderate) in October in Canada (Ottawa)3
UV (maximum) index 1 (Low) in November in Canada (Ottawa)1
UV (maximum) index 1 (Low) in December in Canada (Ottawa)1
Heat & Humidity
No heat & humidity in January in Canada (Ottawa)0
No heat & humidity in February in Canada (Ottawa)0
No heat & humidity in March in Canada (Ottawa)0
No heat & humidity in April in Canada (Ottawa)0
No heat & humidity in May in Canada (Ottawa)0
No heat & humidity in June in Canada (Ottawa)0
Low heat & humidity in July in Canada (Ottawa)L
No heat & humidity in August in Canada (Ottawa)0
No heat & humidity in September in Canada (Ottawa)0
No heat & humidity in October in Canada (Ottawa)0
No heat & humidity in November in Canada (Ottawa)0
No heat & humidity in December in Canada (Ottawa)0

Note: 0 = None, L = Low, M = Moderate, H = High, VH = Very high, E = Extreme

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The climate guide for Canada, represented by Ottawa, shows long term monthly weather averages processed from data supplied by CRU (University of East Anglia), the Met Office & the Netherlands Meteorological Institute. Find out more about our data sources.

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