Located in the Sun Belt or Sun Parlour of Canada (known as one of the places in Canada with the most sunny days each year), Pelee has less-extreme temperatures and a milder climate, laregely because of Lake Erie and the Great Lakes, large bodies of water that are slower to heat and cool. Compared to much of Canada, Pelee has moderate winters. And while summer can get hot and humid, with such easy access to Lake Erie and its cooling winds, just spend some time at the beach and you will realize that summer here is ideal!

Average temperatures

  • In January, the average high is -2 degrees Celsius (29 degrees Fahrenheit), and the average low is -8 degrees Celsius (17 degrees Fahrenheit).
  • In July, the average high is 26 degrees Celsius (80 degrees Fahrenheit), and the average low is 17 degrees Celsius (63 degrees Fahrenheit).

According to an Environment Canada review of 100 cities across Canada, the nearby city of Windsor (an hour from Pelee, and not quite as temperate as it experiences less of the moderating effects of Lake Erie) ranked:

  • 3rd in Canada for hottest summer
  • 8th for warmest year-round
  • 8th for most sunny days in hot months
  • 1st for the warmest autumn
  • 1st for the most “growing-degree” days
  • 1st for most humid summer city
  • 5th for most days above 30 degrees Celsius (86 degrees Fahrenheit)
  • 86th for coldest winter
  • 1st for most thunderstorm days

For more information:

The Weather Network
Forecast for Point Pelee National Park, including the long-term forecast, pollen and UV reports.

Yahoo Weather
Forecast for Leamington, including records and monthly averages.

Environment Canada
Weather reports for Canada and the world. At Environment Canada (EC), our business is protecting the environment, conserving the country’s natural heritage, and providing weather and meteorological information to keep Canadians informed and safe.