Best Time To Visit Ottawa - Time To Go To Ottawa

  • March-May: This is probably the best time to visit the Canadian capital. Even though there is some chills in the weather but still it is is ideal to enjoy the outdoor activities.
  • June- August: This one is considered as the peak season and hotel prices, flight rates shoot up during this period. Definitely not a good time for the people who are opting for a shoestring budgeted travel to Ottawa.
  • September- November: Autumn knocks at the door of Ottawa during this period and the weather is all pleasant during this period. But, this is an off season and escalated prices go down. Thus, a pretty good time to visit if you want to avoid unnecessary expenditure on the accommodation or travel.
  • December-February: An off season as the weather is too cold to go out and enjoy the various outdoor attractions. But still, if you want to indulge in some outdoor activities like ice skating, this can be a good time to visit Ottawa.

Climate in Ottawa

Know weather for your travel dates:

17-Oct-2018
Today 17 Oct

42

36

Mostly cloudy in the morning.

Wind:3.97 m/s

Humidity:52%

Precipitation:0.02%

  • Thu 18 Oct
    58 | 46

    Mostly cloudy throughout the day and breezy overnight.

  • Fri 19 Oct
    49 | 29

    Light rain in the morning.

  • Sat 20 Oct
    41 | 28

    Partly cloudy throughout the day and breezy until afternoon.

  • Sun 21 Oct
    44 | 36

    Light rain starting in the evening.

  • Mon 22 Oct
    46 | 36

    Mostly cloudy throughout the day.

  • Tue 23 Oct
    45 | 28

    Partly cloudy in the afternoon.

Month wise Weather in Ottawa

Average Temperature in Ottawa by month

  • 80℉
  • 60℉
  • 40℉
  • 20℉ 0℉
Jan

Average temperature: 23℉

Minimum temperature: -11℉

Maximum temperature: 39℉

Feb

Average temperature: 23℉

Minimum temperature: 1℉

Maximum temperature: 52℉

Mar

Average temperature: 23℉

Minimum temperature: -4℉

Maximum temperature: 45℉

Apr

Average temperature: 45℉

Minimum temperature: 28℉

Maximum temperature: 77℉

May

Average temperature: 53℉

Minimum temperature: 32℉

Maximum temperature: 84℉

Jun

Average temperature: 63℉

Minimum temperature: 43℉

Maximum temperature: 88℉

Jul

Average temperature: 67℉

Minimum temperature: 52℉

Maximum temperature: 82℉

Aug

Average temperature: 66℉

Minimum temperature: 46℉

Maximum temperature: 84℉

Sep

Average temperature: 63℉

Minimum temperature: 39℉

Maximum temperature: 90℉

Oct

Average temperature: 53℉

Minimum temperature: 32℉

Maximum temperature: 72℉

Nov

Average temperature: 34℉

Minimum temperature: 10℉

Maximum temperature: 54℉

Dec

Average temperature: 24℉

Minimum temperature: -17℉

Maximum temperature: 45℉

Highest temperature in Ottawa is recorded as 89.6℉ in September.

Lowest temperature in Ottawa is recorded as -16.6℉ in December.

Average Rain in Ottawa by Month (in mm)

  • 160
  • 120
  • 80
  • 40 0
Jan

Average Rain: 34.61 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 297.3 mm

Feb

Average Rain: 39.87 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 267.86 mm

Mar

Average Rain: 37.86 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 272.49 mm

Apr

Average Rain: 69.16 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 382.46 mm

May

Average Rain: 81.46 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 650.32 mm

Jun

Average Rain: 66.37 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 442.81 mm

Jul

Average Rain: 128.21 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 1277.42 mm

Aug

Average Rain: 69.07 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 721.52 mm

Sep

Average Rain: 37.37 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 301.93 mm

Oct

Average Rain: 115.38 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 1585.57 mm

Nov

Average Rain: 64.93 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 413.43 mm

Dec

Average Rain: 53.25 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 270.97 mm

Maximum rain recorded in Ottawa is 1585.57 mm in October.

Months with no rains or lowest rains in Ottawa is January.

Average Humidity in Ottawa by Month (in %)

  • 100
  • 75
  • 50
  • 25 0
Jan

Average Humidity: 82%

Minimum Humidity: 63%

Maximum Humidity: 97%

Feb

Average Humidity: 76%

Minimum Humidity: 58%

Maximum Humidity: 95%

Mar

Average Humidity: 66%

Minimum Humidity: 45%

Maximum Humidity: 97%

Apr

Average Humidity: 73%

Minimum Humidity: 50%

Maximum Humidity: 95%

May

Average Humidity: 74%

Minimum Humidity: 46%

Maximum Humidity: 97%

Jun

Average Humidity: 73%

Minimum Humidity: 47%

Maximum Humidity: 91%

Jul

Average Humidity: 76%

Minimum Humidity: 57%

Maximum Humidity: 95%

Aug

Average Humidity: 76%

Minimum Humidity: 66%

Maximum Humidity: 91%

Sep

Average Humidity: 78%

Minimum Humidity: 63%

Maximum Humidity: 93%

Oct

Average Humidity: 77%

Minimum Humidity: 58%

Maximum Humidity: 95%

Nov

Average Humidity: 75%

Minimum Humidity: 62%

Maximum Humidity: 96%

Dec

Average Humidity: 80%

Minimum Humidity: 61%

Maximum Humidity: 99%

Most humid month in Ottawa is January.

Least humid month in Ottawa is March.

Best time to visit Ottawa Attractions in October

  • Best time to visit Parliament Hill in Ottawa
    • Everyday : 24-hrs
  • Best time to visit Rideau Canal in Ottawa
    • Everyday ( 11th October to 31st October ) : Closed
    • Everyday ( 1st October to 10th October ) : 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM
  • Best time to visit Canadian War Museum in Ottawa
    • Everyday : 10:00 AM to 03:00 PM
  • Best time to visit Byward Market in Ottawa
    • Everyday : 10:00 AM to 07:00 PM