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The climate of Niagara Falls: when to go to Niagara

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The climate of the Niagara Falls area is an humid continental type characterized by cold and harsh winters, mild summers and rainfall well distributed throughout the year. The winter temperatures are cold and in January, which is the coldest month of the year, the average maximum temperatures are also below zero (-0.4 ° C). The average minimum temperatures remain below zero between December and March, and in January they reach an average of -7.8 ° C. In spring and autumn temperatures are relatively milder and more pleasant. In summer the peak of the heat is reached in July when the maximum average temperatures reach 27.4 ° C and the average minimum temperatures mark 17 ° C.

Rainfall is slightly more abundant between May and December, while the months between January and April are slightly drier. September is the month in which it rains most – on average 98 mm of rain fall -, while February and March are the driest months with 61 mm of rain / snow each. The days with precipitation are 198 per year, they are divided into 146 days of rain and 52 days of snow. Snowfalls are abundant during the winter. In one year 153 cm of snow fall on average. It can snow between November and May, but most of the snow falls between December and March. The month with the most snow is January, during which over 47 cm of snow fall on average.


The Niagara Falls can be visited at any time of the year, each season has its charm. Depending on the climate of the Niagara Falls area, the best time of year to visit the Niagara Falls are however the months of late spring and summer, generally between May and September. In these months also the flow of water falling from the falls reaches its peak.


NIAGARA FALLS (173 meters)
MonthAverage low (°C)Average high (°C)Precip. (mm)Precip. days (snowy days)
January-7,8-0,47514 (15,0)
February-6,61,36111 (11,7)
March-3,55,96111 (7,7)
April2,212,87212 (2,4)
October6,315,18013 (0,2)
November1,18,79213 (3,9)
December-4,12,78113 (11,9)
YEAR 4,5 13,8947146 (52,8)

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