What’s the weather like in Montreal in December?
Just like you’d expect of this wonderful Canadian city in winter, the Montreal weather in December is cold and crisp. There will be snow on the ground and temperatures will struggle to reach zero, but it’s still a fun time to explore the city and its attractions in the build up to Christmas.
Montreal is in Quebec, towards the south west corner of the province, about 50km from the American state of Vermont. The city covers most of the island of Montreal and has a humid continental climate. Snowfall and ice can last from mid November through to March with the wind chill often making it feel very cold.
The weather in Montreal in December has an average daytime high temperature of just 0°C. This is more likely to be around -3°C, falling to about -7°C or -8°C on the very coldest days. Be prepared for chilly nights hovering around this level too. Average rainfall in Montreal is about 88mm this month, with much of this snow, ice and hail. Sunshine hours are quite impressive for such a cold North American climate, with Montreal getting four or five hours from nearly nine hours of daylight. The average humidity will measure 88%.