The climate of Quebec (Canada)
Quebec is one of the provinces in Canada in which French is spoken. It
is the second most densely populated area in Canada. One of Canada’s
largest cities is Montreal. Because the province is very large there
are differences in temperature. The southern part, which is the most
densely populated area, has a continental climate. This type of
climate has four distinct seasons. Hot summers and cold winters with
large amounts of snow and rain. The central region has longer winters
and short and cold summers. The northern tip has an Arctic climate.
Winter here lasts for up to five months; in the northern part about
eight months. Differences in temperatures between these ‘two winters’
can be as large as 25 degrees Celsius.
The figures below are based on long term weather and climate records.
They are an average for Quebec:
Please, note that local deviations may occur.
hours of sunshine
average days with
= 0-5 mm ●
= 6-30 mm ●
= 31-60 mm ●
= 61-100 mm ●
= 101-200 mm ●
over 200 mm = 0-0.2 inches ● = 0.2-1.2 inches ● = 1.2-2.4 inches ● = 2.5-4 inches ● = 4.1-8 inches ● = over 8 inches
More climate information
Climate figures are very useful but don’t present a general impression
of the climate and the eventual weather circumstances within a certain
period. The figures don’t always reflect the chance of wintry weather,
extreme heat or hurricanes. That is why we offer useful extra climate
information for each month of the year:
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