FOLLOW US

World Travel Guide > Guides > North America > Canada > Ontario > Ottawa

Ottawa Weather

-4°C

Local time Ottawa

Currency

C$

Weather in Ottawa

The best time to visit Ottawa is between April and May, when temperatures can rise to 19°C (66°F). This time of year also coincides with some of the capital's key events, including the Tulip Festival. Summer is the most popular time for a visit, as it's the warmest time of year, with temperatures around 26°C (79°F) but it's also the most expensive. If you like ice-skating and festivals, go in the winter but wrap up warm and with several layers to keep the cold at bay. Temperatures can plummet to around -10°C (14°F).

Guidetype and fpcity weatherwtg_cforecast_table
Weather (day) Temp (max day) Rain (mm) Wind (mph) Humidity Pressure Visibility
Tuesday
OccLightSnow
Light snow
-4
°C
2
6
e
80-100%
1016 mb
good
Wednesday
PartlyCloudyDay
Partly cloudy skies
-5
°C
0
6
ene
40-60%
1022 mb
good
Thursday
Sunny
Sunny skies
-6
°C
0
8
e
20-40%
1030 mb
good
Friday
Overcast
Overcast skies
3
°C
2.2
8
sse
80-100%
1023 mb
good
Saturday
Sunny
Sunny skies
1
°C
0
2
nw
0-20%
1024 mb
good
Sunday
Sunny
Sunny skies
-1
°C
0
6
e
0-20%
1017 mb
good
Monday
Overcast
Overcast skies
0
°C
0.1
8
nw
80-100%
1013 mb
good
View help Close help
Last updated: 2018-12-12 04:17:41
We update the weather data for from our weather partner every four hours. The time the last update was received is detailed here.
Actual Forecast Location: We have 830+ weather locations on the worldtravelguide.net website. Where no exact location is available we have used the nearest appropriate forecast point.
Symbols indicate the predominant weather for the day in question, calculated based on a weighting of different types of weather. So if a day is forecast to be sunny with the possibility of a brief shower, then we will see a sunny or partly cloudy symbol rather than a rain cloud.
The maximum temperature is the highest temperature forecast between dawn and dusk, and the minimum temperature is the lowest temperature expected from dusk on the day in question to dawn the next day. The temperature is in °C, or Celsius.
Wind speed and direction are the conditions expected at midday. Wind direction is based on a 16 point compass. W, SW, SSW, etc. The wind direction states where the wind originates. Wind speed is listed in MPH or miles per hour.
Humidity levels indicates how much water vapour the air contains compared to the maximum it could contain at that temperature. As a general guide:
  • 0 to 30 is very low
  • 31 to 50 is low
  • 51 to 70 is moderate to low
  • 71 to 80 is moderate
  • 81 to 90 is moderate to high
  • 91 to 100 is high
Pressure is measured in millibars (mb)
Visibility based on whether the human eye can see the following distances:
  • Very poor - less than 1km
  • Poor - between 1km and 4km
  • Moderate - between 4km and 10km
  • Good - between 10km and 20km
  • Very good - between 20km and 40km
  • Excellent - more than 40km
Close

Browse our Video Guides

Featured Hotels

SEE MORE

Rideau Inn

This Edwardian home offers budget accommodation amid elegant surroundings. There are 10 classically furnished rooms, some of which have ensuite bathrooms; a smart dining area for breakfasts and a cute decked area for a drink in the summer. The inn is located in a leafy downtown residential neighbourhood known as the Golden Triangle close to lively Elgin Street, home to restaurants, cafes, bars and clubs.

Econo Lodge Downtown

The Econo Lodge Downtown offers air-conditioned rooms, some of which feature fridges, microwaves and whirlpool baths. Free continental breakfasts and internet access are offered. The lodge itself is close to Parliament Hill, the Royal Canadian Mint, the National Arts Centre and the National Gallery of Canada.

Fairmont Château Laurier

Reminiscent of a French chateau exuding old world elegance and luxury, the historic Château Laurier is a favoured destination of dignitaries and celebrities. Ideally located next to the Parliament Buildings, the hotel has 426 newly renovated rooms filled with antiques, three restaurants, a business centre and a spectacular art deco swimming pool.

The Metcalfe Hotel

A serene oasis in the heart of the city, this brand new boutique hotel, formerly Hotel Indigo, features soaring skylights, cool colours, running water and scents that change with the season. Plush bedding, hardwood floors, spa-inspired showers, indoor pool, high-speed internet and an adjoining gourmet, fast and casual restaurant provide for every need.

Brookstreet

Nestled in Ottawa's Silicon Valley North, this boutique hotel overlooks the Marshes Golf Club, cross-country ski trails and jogging paths. Relax in spacious, sleekly elegant rooms, dine in two upscale contemporary restaurants or soak up the pampering at the Naturel Wellness Spa.

Avalon Bed and Breakfast

This simple but friendly B&B is located close to major attractions and bistros, cafes and restaurants. It offers three rooms plus a spacious, two-room suite on the third floor. Parking is available and a full breakfast is included.