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The climate of Saint Pierre and Miquelon: when to go

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The climate of Saint Pierre and Miquelon, due to its location along the coast of the Atlantic ocean, is humid and windy, with mists and fog (especially in June and July). The climate is characterized by long, dark winters. The most windy seasons are spring and autumn. Summers are relatively mild and are characterized by very long days.

Winter temperatures are often below freezing and minimum average temperatures remain below freezing from mid-November to April. The coldest month is February which has an average minimum temperature of -5.7 ° C, while the average maximum temperature is -0.7 ° C. In summer the average maximum temperatures reach 18.7 ° C in August which is the hottest month, in August the minimum average temperatures reach 13.8 ° C.

The annual average rainfall is around 1,300 mm, in the islands it rains often and there is no real dry season. The rainiest months are autumn and winter, between September and February, while July and August are the least rainy months. Saint Pierre and Miquelon has an average of about 97 rainy days per year. There are numerous and intense snowfalls in winter, with an annual average of about 300 cm of snow. Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon has an average of about 73 days of snow per year, in the islands it can snow between October and May. The most snowy months are January, February and March.


Late summer and early autumn are a little more sunny and warm. For this reason, the months of July, August and September are the best months for a visit to these islands, the last part of the immense empire that France had in North America in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.


Month Average low (°C) Average high (°C) Precip. (mm) Precip. days (snowy days)
January -5,2 -0,1 102,3 3,0 (22,6)
February -5,7 -0,7 101,0 4,0 (19,0)
March -3,7 1,0 100,8 5,1 (15,2)
April -0,4 4,3 97,6 8,8 (7,3)
May 2,8 8,5 102,6 12,8 (0,8)
June 6,7 12,5 103,7 14,6
July 11,5 16,7 99,5 18,5
August 13,8 18,7 93,3 11,2
September 11,0 16,0 141,4 6,3
October 6,6 11,2 135,9 4,1 (1,0)
November 2,3 6,8 133,9 4,7 (4,4)
December -1,9 2,7 114,7 3,5 (3,2)
YEAR 3,2  8,2 1326,7 97,0 (73,7)

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