Winnipeg, where it's located

The climate of Winnipeg is continental, with very cold winters and warm summers.
The city is the capital of the province of Manitoba and is located in central Canada, 240 meters (800 feet) above sea level, and about 100 km (60 mi) north of the border with North Dakota and Minnesota.
We are in the Canadian prairies, characterized by low precipitation (especially in winter) and strong variations in temperature. On the coldest days of the year, the temperature can drop to -35 °C (-31 °F) or even below. In January 2019, it dropped to -40 °C (-40 °F). On the hottest days of the year, it can reach 35 °C (95 °F), or even higher. In August 1989, it reached 38 °C (100.5 °F), and in 2019, 37 °C (98.5 °F).
The average temperature of the coldest month (January) is of -16.4 °C (3 °F), that of the warmest month (July) is of 19.7 °C (67 °F). Here are the average temperatures.
Winnipeg - Average temperatures
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Min (°C)-21-18-11-2411141260-9-18
Max (°C)-11-8-1111923262519100-8
Min (°F)-601228395257544332160
Max (°F)121830526673797766503218

Precipitation amounts to 520 millimeters (20.5 inches) per year: so, it is at an intermediate level. It ranges from 15 mm (0.6 in) in the driest month (February) to 90 mm (3.5 in) in the wettest (June). Summer is the rainiest season due to afternoon thunderstorms, which can be accompanied by hail.
On average, 115 cm (45 in) of snow fall per year. Usually it snows from October to early May. Here is the average precipitation.
Winnipeg - Average precipitation
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
Prec.(mm)201525305590807545402520520
Prec.(in)0.80.611.22.23.53.131.81.610.820.5
Days12897121311111091012125

On average, there are around 2,355 sunshine hours per year. Winnipeg is the second sunniest city in Canada after Calgary. Here are the average sunshine hours per day.
Winnipeg - Sunshine
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Hours4568991096533

Winnipeg

Best Time


The best time to visit Winnipeg is summer, from June to August, since it is the mildest season. However, at night it can be cold, while during the day it can be hot.
Summer is normally the best season, but since it can sometimes get very hot, you can choose the months of May and September.