Canada Weather

Canada is a country that stretches across most of the top of North America to the north of the lower 48 states of the United States. The country is vast and has a varied terrain. Most of the people who travel to Canada come to the main cities found in the southern portions of the country, and springtime though autumn provides excellent Canada weather suitable for travel and touring.

Canada has about four different climate zones and the weather of two of them will give an idea of what is to be expected in the country’s climate:


The region to the far north of Canada has the arctic climate. Precipitation annually only amounts to about 50 cm. Springtime lasts from March to June with gradually warming temperatures, but the snows do not melt until late May or June. Summer lasts during July and August, and usually it has temperatures from -10 to 10 degrees Celsius. Then, autumn just spans September and October. The most extreme weather happens during the winters spread over November to February with temperatures normally between 0 and -40 degrees Celsius in January. Rain and snow falls between 500 and 1,000 mm over a year.

Continental Climate

Much of lower and central Canada has a continental or humid continental climate with July as the warmest month reaching between about 22 and 27 degrees Celsius. January is the coldest month with temperatures as low as -3 degrees Celsius. Rainfall is even and regular through most of the year.

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