Montreal November Weather

Montreal November weather is a tale of two seasons.
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Montreal November Weather: Climate, Temperatures*

From a freakishly summer-esque day to a bone-chilling arctic experience, anything can happen in Montreal in November. The month's record high was a balmy 22.2ºC / 72ºF and its record low? A frigid -27.8ºC / -18ºF. But your run-of-the-mill November day is more like 5.1ºC / 41ºF.

Armed with this knowledge, do plan for cooler temperatures as the month progresses, especially as we hit the last week of the month when snow is a possibility.

Also note that while it's not time for down-filled coats and all-out winter gear just yet, remember to bundle up. Think leather jacket, wool overcoat and/or lightly insulated fall jackets with a sweater or layer of fleece underneath. And bring out those gloves and scarves. You'll probably need them.

  • Average November temperature: 2.5ºC / 36.5ºF
  • Average November high (day): 5.1ºC / 41ºF
  • Average November low (night): -0.2ºC / 32ºF
  • Record high: 22.2ºC / 72ºF
  • Record low: -27.8ºC / -18ºF
  • Precipitation**: anticipate 7 days of rain in November and 12 days involving light showers. Five days of light snow flurries are likely as is one day of heavier
  • Consult: Today's Montreal Weather Forecast
  • See Also: Montreal's Best November Events
  • And: Montreal Fall Weather
  • Related: Fall in Montreal

Montreal November Weather: What to Wear

As stated earlier, it's still not heavy down coat weather, but it is light winter jacket or fleece-underneath-fall-jacket weather. Gloves and scarves are a necessity at this point.

Visiting Montreal in November? Pack:

  • long-sleeved shirts, sweaters, short-sleeved and sleeveless shirts to be layered with cardigans, fleece and assorted outerwear
  • cardigans, wraps, blazers, jackets, wool jackets, trench coats, down vests
  • long pants, jeans, skirts/dresses with tights, leggings (bare legs not recommended)
  • closed-toe shoes, boots (insulated winter boots not necessary yet)
  • sunglasses and sunscreen are a must year round
  • umbrella and/or raincoat

Granted, the above photo was taken on the last of day of October, but it couldn't do a better job of foreshadowing what's to come. Leaf-peeing season is generally over and done with by the first week of November. Usually a storm or early snowfall knocks whatever leaves are left to the ground.

With temperatures edging closer to 0 °C (32 °F) as the month progresses, locals bundle up and go about early Christmas shopping, among other seasonally-appropriate activities.


*Source: Environment Canada. Average temperatures, extremes and precipitation data retrieved September 14, 2010. All information is subject to quality assurance checks by Environment Canada and may change without notice. Note that all weather statistics as presented above are averages compiled from weather data collected over a 30-year period.

**Note that light showers, rain and/or snow may overlap on the same day. For example, if Month X features an average of 10 days of light showers, 10 days of heavier rain and 10 days of snowfall, that does not mean that 30 days of Month X are typically characterized by precipitation. It could mean that, on average, 10 days of Month X may feature light showers, rain and snow within a 24-hour period.