Today in Ottawa, Canada

Periods of rain. Potential for heavy rainfall. Low 56F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 100%. Rainfall near a quarter of an inch.

A steady rain early. Showers with perhaps a rumble of thunder developing in the afternoon. Potential for heavy rainfall. High 71F. Winds SE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 100%.

This weather data was last updated 2021-09-23 07:10:23.




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Ottawa Weather

Ottawa is the capital of the country of Canada and it is the second largest city, just behind Toronto, in the province of Ontario. Its weather qualifies as humid continental. One more fact about the city of Ottawa that you may want to know about is that as far as capital cities in the world go it is the seventh coldest, losing to mostly countries in Scandinavia. Snow can be in Ottawa weather as early as November and as late as April, though in some cases snow has not reached the city until late December. Ice storms and low temperatures due to wind chill are very common in the city of Ottawa. The city is windy and in the winter that means the temperatures can be well below freezing.

The Summer

The summers in Ottawa weather may be short but they are also very warm and humid. It is easy to see temperatures about 29 Celsius (or 85 Fahrenheit) for several days in a row. The hottest temperature ever recorded in the city of Ottawa was 37.8 Celsius (100 Fahrenheit). While that may not sound so bad, when you factor in the high humidity, it can feel brutal. Checking Ottawa Weather.Net for summer temperatures is always a good idea but pay attention to the humidity as well. The average high temperature during the hottest month, which is July, is 26.5 Celsius (79.7 Fahrenheit) but at night the temperatures drop to a much cooler 15.4 Celsius (or 59.7 Fahrenheit).

The Fall

The fall in Ottawa weather is considered transitional. One thing that you will find about the fall in the city of Ottawa is that it is rather unpredictable. While the temperature average high hangs around the teens in degrees Celsius, they can in some cases become really hot. The record hottest temperature, for example, in the month of October is 27.8 Celsius (or 82 Fahrenheit) but the average high is only 12.5 Celsius (or 54.5 Fahrenheit). Another thing to know about the fall in Ottawa is that the wind chill can affect how cold it feels, especially at night. The temperatures can indeed be cold, especially as November arrives. The coldest temperature ever recorded in the month of November is -21.7 Celsius (or -7.1 Fahrenheit).

The Winter

The winter in Ottawa weather is the one season when most people may be afraid to travel. Temperature wise they would be right as the average high in the coolest month, January, is -6.1 Celsius (21 Fahrenheit). The average low is -15.3 Celsius (4.5 Fahrenheit) but many times it can get much cooler than that. The record low temperature for the city of Ottawa was -36.1 Celsius (or -33 Fahrenheit). Add to that the wind chill and it felt as -47.8 Celsius. The city of Ottawa sees an average 235.7 centimeters (or 92.8 inches) of snow each year. If you are traveling to Ottawa during the winter, it is a well idea to be well informed so visit to know exactly what to expect.

The Spring

The spring is the other transition period in the city of Ottawa. The weather is as unpredictable as it is during the fall. You can have really high temperatures one day only to see them drop a couple of days later. If you are visiting the city of Ottawa during the spring, you will need to bring both light clothing and a heavy coat. The difference between the spring and the fall is that the city does have less precipitation during the first few months of the year. Precipitation does not start picking up until late in May. If you are coming to Ottawa for a short period of time, Ottawa Weather.Net may be your best resource to know what is going on in Ottawa weather right now.

Best Time To Visit

If you are planning to visit the city of Ottawa you will want to know the best time to come. You cannot pick a better time than the late spring or the early fall. Doing so will reduce the chances of extreme heat due to the humidity and you should also be able to avoid the cold snaps which make their way to the city during the early spring or the late fall. The spring does see a little less rain, however by the time May arrives, you are seeing as much rain as you would during the autumn.



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