Magdalen Islands, where it's located

The climate of the Magdalen Islands is slightly continental, with very cold winters and mild or pleasantly warm summers.
The islands belong to the province of Québec, and are located in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence, at the 47th parallel, in an area characterized by the continuous clash of air masses, which makes the climate unstable, windy and rainy (and snowy in winter).
The average temperature of the coldest month (February) is of -8.2 °C (17 °F), that of the warmest month (August) is of 17.8 °C (64 °F). In winter, on colder days the temperature can drop to -20 °C (-4 °F) or even below. In 1994, it went down to -26 °C (-15 °F). In summer, on the warmest days, the temperature generally reaches 27/28 °C (81/82 °F).Here are the average temperatures.
Magdalen Islands - Average temperatures
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Min (°C)-10-12-7-24914151160-5
Max (°C)-3-4-1410162021171150
Min (°F)141019283948575952433223
Max (°F)272530395061687063524132

Precipitation amounts to 1,035 millimeters (40.7 inches) per year: so, it is at an intermediate level. It ranges from 75 mm (3 in) in the driest months (February, March, April, June, July) to 110 mm (4.3 in) in the wettest (November). Here is the average precipitation.
Magdalen Islands - Average precipitation
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
Prec.(mm)95757575857575859595110951035
Prec.(in)3.73333.3333.33.73.74.33.740.7
Days221717141412131213171921193

The sea temperature ranges between 0 °C (32 °F) and 17 °C (63 °F). In winter, on colder periods the sea can freeze, while in summer, it never becomes warm for swimming. Here are the average sea temperatures.
Magdalen Islands - Sea temperature
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Temp (°C)1001481317141063
Temp (°F)343232343946556357504337

Magdalen Islands

Best Time


The best months to visit the Magdalen Islands are July and August, as they are the mildest of the year.