The weather in St. John’s, Newfoundland is always pleasant and travelling to the city is possible throughout the year. However, summers tend to be more habitable with the climate being warm along with the minimum annual rainfall. The winters tend to be very cold with a significant drop in the temperature, sometimes even below zero degree Celsius.
Spring (April – May) – The spring months in St. John’s are pleasant with relatively high temperatures. The temperature, however, stays below 10 degrees Celsius for these months and there is a considerable amount of rainfall between 120 to 130mm. The spring comes with an entourage of icebergs and whales and can be spotted by taking a boat tour.
Summer (June – August) – The summer months in St. Johns are the warmest with average temperatures fluctuating between 10 – 15 degree Celsius. The summer months see the lowest rainfall, about 75mm as compared to the other months. The summer months bring the city back to life with a plethora of activities.
Fall (September – October) - The fall in St. John is a crisper version of the summer. The temperatures start to fall and remain between 7 to 12 degrees. There is an increase in the rainfall, measuring about 136mm at an average. Yet the fall is considered as the hiking season and campers continue to flock to the National Parks to enjoy the fall foliage.
Winter (November – March) – The winter months in St. Johns see a significant drop in the mercury, and the season comes with generous amounts of snowfall that paints the town white and opens up a plethora of activities Skiing and snowboarding and snowmobiling.
To conclude, the best time ti visit depends on the purpose of your trip. Spring and summer seasons are best for sightseeing and trekking, fall for camping and winters for winter sports.
On an average, the best time to visit would be the summers, as the weather is pleasant, with less rainfall and there are various activities hosted by the town one can indulge into and many summer music festivals and cultural events one can take part in.