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Weather & Time Zone

Weather and Time Zone

Ottawa experiences four very distinct seasons. Ottawa usually receives a considerable amount of snow in the winter, and moderate amounts of rain in all other months. Beautiful summer heat is common in the summer, and the Autumn is a showcase of colours and fresh, brisk air.

Current Weather

Average Daily Highs and Lows

January -5°C/23°F -15°C/5°F
February -4°C/25°F -13°C/9°F
March 2°C/36°F -6°C/21°F
April 11°C/52°F 0°C/32°F
May 19°C/66°F 7°C/45°F
June 24°C/75°F 12°C/54°F
July 26°C/79°F 15°C/59°F
August 25°C/77°F 14°C/57°F
September 20°C/68°F 9°C/48°F
October 13°C/55°F 3°C/37°F
November 5°C/41°F -2°C/28°F
December -3°C/27°F -11°C/12°F

Time Zone

Ottawa is located in the Eastern Standard Time (GMT - 5 hours) time zone. Daylight Savings Time begins at 2:00 a.m. on the second Sunday in March as clocks are switched forward one hour. It ends at 2:00 a.m. on the first Sunday in November, when clocks are switched back to Standard Time.