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Miquelon, Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon. Author © Marc A. Cormier – www.spm.org. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution
Miquelon, Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon. Author © Marc A. Cormier – www.spm.org

Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon climate: when to go to Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon

The climate of Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon, due to its location along the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, it’s wet and windy, with mist and fog (especially in June and July), characterized by long, dark winters, while significantly windy are spring and autumn. The summers are relatively mild and are characterized by very long days.

Winter temperatures are often below zero and the average minimum temperatures remain below freezing from mid-November to April. The coldest month is February which has an average minimum temperature of -8 ° C, while the average maximum temperature is -1 ° C. In summer the average maximum temperatures reach 19 ° C in August which is the hottest month ever in August the average minimum temperatures reach 12 ° C.

The average annual rainfall is around 1,100 mm, it often rains in the islands and there isn’t a real dry season. The rainiest months are in the fall and winter, between September and February, while July and August are the least rainy months. There are numerous and intense snowfall in the winter, with an annual average of about 300 cm.

Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon. Author Doc Searls (dsearls). Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution

Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon. Author Doc Searls (dsearls)


Late summer and early autumn are a bit more sunny and warm, July, August and September are the best months to visit these islands, that are last piece of the vast empire that France had in North America in the seventeenth and eighteenth century.


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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