Niagara Falls Weather – What Can I Expect?
Over 12 million people from around the globe visit Niagara Falls each year, many of whom may not know what type of weather they will encounter when they step off the plane in Canada for the first time.
What Can I Expect?
The weather in Niagara Falls is a little different than in most parts of Canada. This is due partly because it’s unique surroundings like the Great Lakes and the Niagara Escarpment help keep the temperature moderate, but mostly because of the fact that the region is located in the country’s most southerly point.
In fact, if you were to look at a map of North America you would find that Niagara Falls is actually as far South or further than States like North Dakota, Washington and Minnesota. What kind of weather you could expect when you travel to the Falls will depend on what time of year you go.
Weather and temperature of the Seasons
Winter: Starting with the one that most travelers are trying to get away from, winter is actually a popular time of year to visit Niagara Falls. Between the Months of November and March the ground is usually snow covered and the average temperatures can range from -10 to +3 degrees Celsius (16F to 37F) although it can get to -20C. Make sure you pack warm cloths, a heavy winter jacket, winter hat, winter boots and gloves if you are planning to visit the Falls during this time of year.
Spring: April through June are very pleasant times to visit the city. The flowers are blooming and the temperatures start to climb. On average you are going to see days range anywhere from 1 or 2 degrees Celsius at night up to the low twenties during the day (34F – 74F). If you are visiting in the Spring you should still bring warm cloths and a warm viking armor hoodie or overcoat but you won’t need the gloves or boots.
Summer: If you’re looking for a hot place to go on vacation than Niagara Falls in the months of July, August and September are the place to be. We aren’t talking about the scorching heat like Arizona gets but during the Summer you can find average temperatures of 27 degrees C ( 81F).
The most popular time of year to visit Niagara Falls, visitors traveling in the Summer months can pack light as all you will most likely need are you shorts and shirts. Don’t forget to pack the sun block because you’re going to be seeing a lot of sights this time of year.
Autumn: A personal favourite, Fall time in Niagara is a splash of color and comfortable temperatures but that also depends on which part of Fall you visit. October is the best for warmer temps and changing leaves but as the month moves on the night begins to get much cooler and the mornings can have occurrences of frost.
November and December are when you start to get winter like temperatures creeping in at night. The weather at this time of year can vary widely day to day as one minute it can be a wonderful sunny day and the next you could have snow flurries blowing in.
Temperatures in the Fall can range drastically from summer time heat to winter time cold. Pack some T shirts, long sleeved shirts and pants to warm coats and rain gear, you just never know this time of year.
Play it Safe!
Other than the Summer months, when traveling to Niagara Falls, like many other northern areas, make sure to pack smart. Bring along a warm new york yankees hoodie and long pants just to be safe for those evenings or even some days when the temperatures are a little bit cooler than your comfortable with.
write by Alida