Niagara Falls Weather

What to Expect and How to Pack for Niagara Falls Weather

Niagara Falls - one of Canada's most popular cities to visit because it is home to the one of the world's most famous and powerful cluster of waterfalls. Niagara Falls, Canada, is in southern Ontario just across the U.S. / Canada border from Niagara Falls, New York.

Niagara Falls weather is comparable to that of cities like Montreal and New York City in that it has four distinct seasons with changing weather conditions. In general, Niagara Falls' climate is slightly more moderate than Montreal and similar to Toronto, which is 90 minutes away, heading west. 

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    Niagara Falls Weather - Summer

    Niagara Falls
    ••• The Maid of the Mist takes passengers into the spray of the Falls between April and October in Niagara Falls.

    Niagara Falls summers are hot and humid. Temperatures hover in the 80s and sometimes 90s. Expect rain about 10 days out of 31 in July.

    Be sure to pack shorts, t-shirts, sandals, sunglasses, sunscreen, a light jacket for evening and an umbrella.

    Average Niagara Falls Temperatures for July

    Average July temperature: 21ºC / 68ºF
    July average high: 24ºC / 80ºF
    July average low: 16ºC / 60ºF

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    Niagara Falls Weather - Fall

    Niagara Falls in the fall.
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    Temperatures rarely dip below zero, but you'll want to bring a warm jacket, as more often than not, the temperature won't reach double digits.

    Cool fall weather means gorgeous foliage and Niagara Falls and the surrounding area is a prime spot for viewing. Bring clothing that can be layered as temperatures can be unpredictable.

    Average Niagara Falls Temperatures for October

    Average October temperature: 9ºC / 48ºF
    October average high: 14ºC / 57ºF
    October average low: 4ºC / 39ºF

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    Niagara Falls Weather - Winter

    Horse Shoe Falls (Niagara Falls) iced
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    Niagara Falls weather in winter is, in fact, milder than most Canadian cities, yet still cold and snowy. The cold can be especially biting because of the wind-chill factor.

    Though winter is not the most popular time to visit this popular outdoor attraction, beholding the falls in winter and the naturally occurring ice sculptures around has a magical quality.

    Most snowfall occurs from December through March, with an annual average of 133 cm (52 in). Snowstorms can be sudden and intense and affect traffic and air travel.

    Sidewalks can get quite icy during the winter, so proper footwear is recommended.

    Other items visitors may want to pack are warm, waterproof clothing and accessories like hat, mitts, scarf, sunglasses (glare from snow can be intense), umbrella. Read more about how to dress for winter.

    Average Niagara Falls Temperatures for January

    Average temperature: -5ºC / 21ºF
    Average high: -2ºC / 28ºF
    Average low: -10ºC / 14ºF

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    Niagara Falls Weather - Spring

    Niagara Falls at night
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    Niagara Falls' spring is unpredictable and may see drastic swings in temperature. A sudden snowstorm in April is not unheard of, but a thunderstorm is more common. Temperatures can even get into the 30s°C (85+°F). Visitors can expect at least some rain about 11 days out of 30 in April.

    From the end of March to mid-June, visitors should pack a variety of clothes - layering is always best - as are waterproof jackets and shoes and an umbrella.

    Average Niagara Falls Temperatures for April

    Average temperature: 6ºC / 43ºF
    Average high: 11ºC / 52ºF
    Average low: 1ºC / 34ºF