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Climate and Average Weather Year Round in Niagara Falls Canada

In Niagara Falls, the summers are warm; the winters are freezing, snowy, and windy; and it is partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 18°F to 80°F and is rarely below 4°F or above 88°F.

Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Niagara Falls for warm-weather activities is from late June to early September.

Climate in Niagara Falls

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Niagara Falls weather by month. Click on each chart for more information.

The warm season lasts for 3.7 months, from May 28 to September 18, with an average daily high temperature above 70°F. The hottest month of the year in Niagara Falls is July, with an average high of 80°F and low of 64°F.

The cold season lasts for 3.3 months, from December 4 to March 14, with an average daily high temperature below 40°F. The coldest month of the year in Niagara Falls is January, with an average low of 20°F and high of 31°F.

Average High and Low Temperature in Niagara Falls

Average High and Low Temperature in Niagara FallswarmcoldcoldJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F10°F10°F20°F20°F30°F30°F40°F40°F50°F50°F60°F60°F70°F70°F80°F80°F90°F90°F100°F100°FJan 2930°FJan 2930°FJul 2080°FJul 2080°F18°F18°F64°F64°FMay 2870°FMay 2870°FSep 1870°FSep 1870°FDec 440°FDec 440°FMar 1440°FMar 1440°F52°F52°F54°F54°F30°F30°F26°F26°FNowNow
The daily average high (red line) and low (blue line) temperature, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted lines are the corresponding average perceived temperatures.
AverageJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
High 31°F33°F42°F55°F67°F76°F80°F78°F71°F59°F47°F37°F
Temp. 25°F26°F34°F45°F57°F67°F72°F70°F63°F51°F41°F31°F
Low 20°F20°F27°F38°F49°F59°F64°F62°F55°F44°F35°F26°F

The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the entire year of hourly average temperatures. The horizontal axis is the day of the year, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.

Average Hourly Temperature in Niagara Falls

Average Hourly Temperature in Niagara FallsJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM2 AM2 AM4 AM4 AM6 AM6 AM8 AM8 AM10 AM10 AM12 PM12 PM2 PM2 PM4 PM4 PM6 PM6 PM8 PM8 PM10 PM10 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowfreezingvery coldcoldcoldcoolcomfortablecomfortablewarmvery coldfreezing
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Shizukuishi, Japan (6,200 miles away) is the far-away foreign place with temperatures most similar to Niagara Falls (view comparison).

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In Niagara Falls, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The clearer part of the year in Niagara Falls begins around May 26 and lasts for 5.3 months, ending around November 3.

The clearest month of the year in Niagara Falls is August, during which on average the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 67% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around November 3 and lasts for 6.7 months, ending around May 26.

The cloudiest month of the year in Niagara Falls is January, during which on average the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 66% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories in Niagara Falls

Cloud Cover Categories in Niagara FallsclearercloudiercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Aug 967%Aug 967%Jan 1133%Jan 1133%May 2650%May 2650%Nov 350%Nov 350%NowNowclearmostly clearpartly cloudymostly cloudyovercast
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds.
FractionJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Cloudier 66%63%57%53%50%44%37%33%37%44%54%62%
Clearer 34%37%43%47%50%56%63%67%63%56%46%38%

A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Niagara Falls varies throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 8.7 months, from March 21 to December 13, with a greater than 25% chance of a given day being a wet day. The month with the most wet days in Niagara Falls is July, with an average of 10.3 days with at least 0.04 inches of precipitation.

The drier season lasts 3.3 months, from December 13 to March 21. The month with the fewest wet days in Niagara Falls is February, with an average of 4.8 days with at least 0.04 inches of precipitation.

Among wet days, we distinguish between those that experience rain alone, snow alone, or a mixture of the two. The month with the most days of rain alone in Niagara Falls is July, with an average of 10.3 days. Based on this categorization, the most common form of precipitation throughout the year is rain alone, with a peak probability of 35% on July 29.

Daily Chance of Precipitation in Niagara Falls

Daily Chance of Precipitation in Niagara FallswetdrydryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Jul 2935%Jul 2935%Jan 3115%Jan 3115%Jan 122%Jan 122%Mar 2125%Mar 2125%NowNowrainsnow
The percentage of days in which various types of precipitation are observed, excluding trace quantities: rain alone, snow alone, and mixed (both rain and snow fell in the same day).
Days ofJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Rain 2.7d2.1d4.7d8.0d9.2d9.8d10.3d9.6d9.6d9.9d7.1d4.7d
Mixed 0.9d1.0d1.0d0.3d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.6d1.2d
Snow 2.2d1.7d1.5d0.3d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.4d1.7d
Any 5.8d4.8d7.2d8.6d9.2d9.8d10.3d9.6d9.6d9.9d8.1d7.6d

To show variation within the months and not just the monthly totals, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Niagara Falls experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

Rain falls throughout the year in Niagara Falls. The month with the most rain in Niagara Falls is September, with an average rainfall of 2.6 inches.

The month with the least rain in Niagara Falls is February, with an average rainfall of 0.6 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall in Niagara Falls

Average Monthly Rainfall in Niagara FallsJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 in0 in1 in1 in2 in2 in3 in3 in4 in4 in5 in5 inSep 272.7 inSep 272.7 inFeb 60.6 inFeb 60.6 inJun 32.4 inJun 32.4 inJul 272.3 inJul 272.3 inNowNow
The average rainfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average snowfall.
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Rainfall 0.7″0.6″1.1″1.8″2.2″2.3″2.3″2.1″2.6″2.4″1.9″1.2″

Snowfall

As with rainfall, we consider the snowfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Niagara Falls experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly snowfall.

The snowy period of the year lasts for 5.0 months, from November 14 to April 13, with a sliding 31-day snowfall of at least 1.0 inches. The month with the most snow in Niagara Falls is February, with an average snowfall of 4.6 inches.

The snowless period of the year lasts for 7.0 months, from April 13 to November 14. The least snow falls around July 25, with an average total accumulation of 0.0 inches.

Average Monthly Snowfall in Niagara Falls

Average Monthly Snowfall in Niagara FallssnowsnowJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 in0 in2 in2 in4 in4 in6 in6 in8 in8 in10 in10 in12 in12 inFeb 274.8 inFeb 274.8 inJul 250.0 inJul 250.0 inNov 141.0 inNov 141.0 inApr 131.0 inApr 131.0 inNowNow
The average snowfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average rainfall.
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Snowfall 4.3″4.6″4.0″0.9″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″1.0″3.8″

The length of the day in Niagara Falls varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2023, the shortest day is December 21, with 9 hours, 0 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 15 hours, 23 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in Niagara Falls

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in Niagara FallsJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hr12 hr, 9 minMar 2012 hr, 9 minMar 2015 hr, 23 minJun 2115 hr, 23 minJun 2112 hr, 11 minSep 2312 hr, 11 minSep 239 hr, 0 minDec 219 hr, 0 minDec 21nightnightdayNowNow
The number of hours during which the Sun is visible (black line). From bottom (most yellow) to top (most gray), the color bands indicate: full daylight, twilight (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and full night.
Hours ofJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Daylight 9.4h10.6h12.0h13.5h14.7h15.3h15.0h13.9h12.4h11.0h9.7h9.1h

The earliest sunrise is at 5:36 AM on June 15, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 18 minutes later at 7:54 AM on November 4. The earliest sunset is at 4:41 PM on December 9, and the latest sunset is 4 hours, 19 minutes later at 8:59 PM on June 27.

Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Niagara Falls during 2023, starting in the spring on March 12, lasting 7.8 months, and ending in the fall on November 5.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in Niagara Falls

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in Niagara FallsJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMJun 155:36 AMJun 155:36 AM8:59 PMJun 278:59 PMJun 27Dec 94:41 PMDec 94:41 PM7:54 AMNov 47:54 AMNov 4Mar 12DSTMar 12DSTDSTNov 5DSTNov 5daynightnightnightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunset
The solar day over the course of the year 2023. From bottom to top, the black lines are the previous solar midnight, sunrise, solar noon, sunset, and the next solar midnight. The day, twilights (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and night are indicated by the color bands from yellow to gray. The transitions to and from daylight saving time are indicated by the 'DST' labels.

The figure below presents a compact representation of the sun's elevation (the angle of the sun above the horizon) and azimuth (its compass bearing) for every hour of every day in the reporting period. The horizontal axis is the day of the year and the vertical axis is the hour of the day. For a given day and hour of that day, the background color indicates the azimuth of the sun at that moment. The black isolines are contours of constant solar elevation.

Solar Elevation and Azimuth in Niagara Falls

Solar Elevation and Azimuth in Niagara FallsJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM2 AM2 AM4 AM4 AM6 AM6 AM8 AM8 AM10 AM10 AM12 PM12 PM2 PM2 PM4 PM4 PM6 PM6 PM8 PM8 PM10 PM10 PM12 AM12 AM00010101010202020303030404050606000010101020202020303040405050602370NowNow
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Solar elevation and azimuth over the course of the year 2023. The black lines are lines of constant solar elevation (the angle of the sun above the horizon, in degrees). The background color fills indicate the azimuth (the compass bearing) of the sun. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries of the cardinal compass points indicate the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for 2023. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the colored areas indicate when the moon is above the horizon. The vertical gray bars (new Moons) and blue bars (full Moons) indicate key Moon phases.

Moon Rise, Set & Phases in Niagara Falls

The time in which the moon is above the horizon (light blue area), with new moons (dark gray lines) and full moons (blue lines) indicated. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

We base the humidity comfort level on the dew point, as it determines whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid. Unlike temperature, which typically varies significantly between night and day, dew point tends to change more slowly, so while the temperature may drop at night, a muggy day is typically followed by a muggy night.

Niagara Falls experiences significant seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.

The muggier period of the year lasts for 3.4 months, from June 7 to September 19, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 9% of the time. The month with the most muggy days in Niagara Falls is July, with 9.5 days that are muggy or worse.

The least muggy day of the year is February 26, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.

Humidity Comfort Levels in Niagara Falls

Humidity Comfort Levels in Niagara FallsmuggyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Feb 260%Feb 260%Aug 134%Aug 134%Jun 79%Jun 79%Sep 199%Sep 199%muggymuggycomfortablecomfortabledrydryoppressiveoppressive
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point.
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Muggy days 0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.6d4.3d9.5d8.4d3.2d0.2d0.0d0.0d

This section discusses the wide-area hourly average wind vector (speed and direction) at 10 meters above the ground. The wind experienced at any given location is highly dependent on local topography and other factors, and instantaneous wind speed and direction vary more widely than hourly averages.

The average hourly wind speed in Niagara Falls experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 5.1 months, from October 28 to March 30, with average wind speeds of more than 10.7 miles per hour. The windiest month of the year in Niagara Falls is January, with an average hourly wind speed of 13.8 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 6.9 months, from March 30 to October 28. The calmest month of the year in Niagara Falls is August, with an average hourly wind speed of 7.6 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed in Niagara Falls

Average Wind Speed in Niagara FallswindywindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph0 mph2 mph2 mph4 mph4 mph6 mph6 mph8 mph8 mph10 mph10 mph12 mph12 mph14 mph14 mph16 mph16 mph18 mph18 mph20 mph20 mph22 mph22 mphJan 1214.0 mphJan 1214.0 mphAug 47.4 mphAug 47.4 mphOct 2810.7 mphOct 2810.7 mphMar 3010.7 mphMar 3010.7 mphNowNow
The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Wind Speed (mph) 13.812.811.39.88.37.87.67.68.710.211.612.9

The predominant average hourly wind direction in Niagara Falls is from the west throughout the year.

Wind Direction in Niagara Falls

Wind Direction in Niagara FallsJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%NowNowwestsoutheastnorth
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The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions, excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1.0 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

Niagara Falls is located near a large body of water (e.g., ocean, sea, or large lake). This section reports on the wide-area average surface temperature of that water.

The average water temperature experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The time of year with warmer water lasts for 2.9 months, from June 29 to September 25, with an average temperature above 65°F. The month of the year in Niagara Falls with the warmest water is August, with an average temperature of 71°F.

The time of year with cooler water lasts for 4.8 months, from December 13 to May 7, with an average temperature below 43°F. The month of the year in Niagara Falls with the coolest water is February, with an average temperature of 36°F.

Average Water Temperature in Niagara Falls

Average Water Temperature in Niagara FallswarmcoolJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec30°F30°F40°F40°F50°F50°F60°F60°F70°F70°F80°F80°FAug 772°FAug 772°F35°FMar 635°FMar 6Jun 2965°FJun 2965°FSep 2565°FSep 2565°FDec 1343°FDec 1343°FMay 743°FMay 743°F
The daily average water temperature (purple line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.
WaterJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Temperature 38°F36°F36°F38°F46°F60°F69°F71°F67°F57°F48°F42°F

To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Niagara Falls throughout the year, we compute two travel scores.

The tourism score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 65°F and 80°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Niagara Falls for general outdoor tourist activities is from late June to early September, with a peak score in the second week of August.

Tourism Score in Niagara Falls

Tourism Score in Niagara Fallsbest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810107.07.00.00.0precipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperature tourism score
The tourism score (filled area), and its constituents: the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line).

The beach/pool score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Niagara Falls for hot-weather activities is from early July to mid August, with a peak score in the third week of July.

Beach/Pool Score in Niagara Falls

Beach/Pool Score in Niagara FallsJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810105.45.40.00.0NowNowprecipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperature beach/pool score
The beach/pool score (filled area), and its constituents: the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line).

Methodology

For each hour between 8:00 AM and 9:00 PM of each day in the analysis period (1980 to 2016), independent scores are computed for perceived temperature, cloud cover, and total precipitation. Those scores are combined into a single hourly composite score, which is then aggregated into days, averaged over all the years in the analysis period, and smoothed.

Our cloud cover score is 10 for fully clear skies, falling linearly to 9 for mostly clear skies, and to 1 for fully overcast skies.

Our precipitation score, which is based on the three-hour precipitation centered on the hour in question, is 10 for no precipitation, falling linearly to 9 for trace precipitation, and to 0 for 0.04 inches of precipitation or more.

Our tourism temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 50°F, rising linearly to 9 for 65°F, to 10 for 75°F, falling linearly to 9 for 80°F, and to 1 for 90°F or hotter.

Our beach/pool temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 65°F, rising linearly to 9 for 75°F, to 10 for 82°F, falling linearly to 9 for 90°F, and to 1 for 100°F or hotter.

Definitions of the growing season vary throughout the world, but for the purposes of this report, we define it as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures (≥ 32°F) in the year (the calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, or from July 1 until June 30 in the Southern Hemisphere).

The growing season in Niagara Falls typically lasts for 6.0 months (184 days), from around April 22 to around October 23, rarely starting before April 7 or after May 7, and rarely ending before October 4 or after November 10.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Niagara Falls

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Niagara Fallsgrowing seasonJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%50%Apr 2250%Apr 2250%Oct 2350%Oct 2390%May 790%May 790%Oct 490%Oct 410%Apr 710%Apr 710%Nov 1010%Nov 100%Feb 70%Feb 7Jul 18100%Jul 18100%freezingvery coldcoldcoolcomfortablewarmhot
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The percentage of time spent in various temperature bands. The black line is the percentage chance that a given day is within the growing season.

Growing degree days are a measure of yearly heat accumulation used to predict plant and animal development, and defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature, discarding any excess above a maximum temperature. In this report, we use a base of 50°F and a cap of 86°F.

Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Niagara Falls should appear around April 27, only rarely appearing before April 16 or after May 8.

Growing Degree Days in Niagara Falls

Growing Degree Days in Niagara FallsJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F500°F500°F1,000°F1,000°F1,500°F1,500°F2,000°F2,000°F2,500°F2,500°F3,000°F3,000°FApr 2790°FApr 2790°FJul 2900°FJul 2900°FAug 131,800°FAug 131,800°FDec 312,713°FDec 312,713°FNowNow
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of the year, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

This section discusses the total daily incident shortwave solar energy reaching the surface of the ground over a wide area, taking full account of seasonal variations in the length of the day, the elevation of the Sun above the horizon, and absorption by clouds and other atmospheric constituents. Shortwave radiation includes visible light and ultraviolet radiation.

The average daily incident shortwave solar energy experiences extreme seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The brighter period of the year lasts for 3.6 months, from May 4 to August 22, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.8 kWh. The brightest month of the year in Niagara Falls is June, with an average of 6.8 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 3.5 months, from November 1 to February 15, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 2.4 kWh. The darkest month of the year in Niagara Falls is December, with an average of 1.3 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in Niagara Falls

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in Niagara FallsbrightdarkdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh8 kWh8 kWh9 kWh9 kWhJun 306.9 kWhJun 306.9 kWhDec 241.3 kWhDec 241.3 kWhMay 45.8 kWhMay 45.8 kWhAug 225.8 kWhAug 225.8 kWhFeb 152.4 kWhFeb 152.4 kWhNowNow
The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter (orange line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Solar Energy (kWh) 1.52.43.85.16.26.86.75.94.73.11.91.3

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Niagara Falls are 43.100 deg latitude, -79.066 deg longitude, and 591 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Niagara Falls contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 449 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 566 feet. Within 10 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (453 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (1,814 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Niagara Falls is covered by artificial surfaces (79%), within 10 miles by trees (34%) and artificial surfaces (29%), and within 50 miles by water (41%) and trees (21%).

This report illustrates the typical weather in Niagara Falls, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.

Temperature and Dew Point

There are 3 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Niagara Falls.

For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Niagara Falls according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.

The estimated value at Niagara Falls is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Niagara Falls and a given station.

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are:

KIAG, 56%7 mi, -7 ftCYSN, 30%8 mi, -272 ftCTWL, 14%16 mi, -7 ft© OpenStreetMap contributors

To get a sense of how much these sources agree with each other, you can view a comparison of Niagara Falls and the stations that contribute to our estimates of its temperature history and climate. Please note that each source's contribution is adjusted for elevation and the relative change present in the MERRA-2 data.

Other Data

All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Algorithms 2nd Edition , by Jean Meeus.

All other weather data, including cloud cover, precipitation, wind speed and direction, and solar flux, come from NASA's MERRA-2 Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis . This reanalysis combines a variety of wide-area measurements in a state-of-the-art global meteorological model to reconstruct the hourly history of weather throughout the world on a 50-kilometer grid.

Land Use data comes from the Global Land Cover SHARE database , published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Elevation data comes from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) , published by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Names, locations, and time zones of places and some airports come from the GeoNames Geographical Database .

Time zones for airports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .

Maps are © OpenStreetMap contributors.

Disclaimer

The information on this site is provided as is, without any assurances as to its accuracy or suitability for any purpose. Weather data is prone to errors, outages, and other defects. We assume no responsibility for any decisions made on the basis of the content presented on this site.

We draw particular cautious attention to our reliance on the MERRA-2 model-based reconstructions for a number of important data series. While having the tremendous advantages of temporal and spatial completeness, these reconstructions: (1) are based on computer models that may have model-based errors, (2) are coarsely sampled on a 50 km grid and are therefore unable to reconstruct the local variations of many microclimates, and (3) have particular difficulty with the weather in some coastal areas, especially small islands.

We further caution that our travel scores are only as good as the data that underpin them, that weather conditions at any given location and time are unpredictable and variable, and that the definition of the scores reflects a particular set of preferences that may not agree with those of any particular reader.

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