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January is Quebec City’s coldest month with freezing temperatures for both average highs and average lows. The average high temperature peaks at a frosty 18°F (-8°C), while the average low temperature sits at 0°F (-18°C).
In February, temperature averages rise ever so slightly to 21°F (-6°C) for the average high and 3°F (-16°C) for the average low. February in Quebec City also means the lowest precipitation rates of the year with an average rainfall of 3 inches (71 mm).
March remains very cold despite a significant increase in temperatures. The average high temperature is 32°F (0°C) while the average low temperature is 15°F (-9°C).
Quebec City Weather in April: Expect 3 inches (71 mm) of rain in April as cold weather persists. The average high and average low temperatures measure in at 46°F (8°C) and 30°F (-1°C) respectively.
In May things warm up quite a bit with the average high temperatures rising to 63°F (17°C). 42°F (5°C). Meanwhile, the average low temperature remains chilly despite rising to 42°F (5°C).
June brings a comfortable climate with the average high and average low temperatures ranging between 72°F (22°C) and 51°F (11°C).
In July, Quebec City gets its warmest temperature averages as the high temperatures average at 77°F (25°C) and low temperatures average at 56°F (13°C). This is the month with the highest precipitation rate as well with an average rainfall of 5 inches (128 mm) to be expected.
Quebec City Weather in August: The temperatures begin their downward trend again in August as the average high temperature takes a small dip to 74°F (23°C). Likewise, the average low temperature also decreases to 54°F (12°C).
September sees temperatures decreasing by up to 10 degrees as the high temperatures sink to 64°F (18°C) and the low temperatures drop to 45°F (7°C).
In October, precipitation averages at about 4 inches (102 mm). The average high temperatures and average low temperatures decrease to 51°F (11°C) and 35°F (2°C) respectively.
November brings a huge drop in temperature averages as the low temperatures measure in at 24°F (-4°C). Days are not much warmer as the high temperatures average at 37°F (3°C).
In December, temperatures are the third coldest out of the year with an average high temperature of 23°F (-5°C). The average low temperature sinks to 8°F (-13°C).
Despite the sub-zero temperatures and bone-chilling nights, the winter season is one of the best times to visit Quebec for winter sports like snowboarding. It’s also the best time to enjoy festivals like the Carnaval. However, if you’re after the best of Canada’s maple syrup, make sure to play your between in March or April where the maple sugar shacks are at their best and busiest. Festivals in Quebec are fantastic during the summer months of June through September.