Weather & Geography
London and Middlesex County enjoy four distinct and beautiful seasons: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall. On average, the weather is comfortable and offers excellent opportunities to enjoy endless outdoor pursuits throughout the year. However, if you are from a tropical climate, be prepared for quite a change once winter comes - and dress warmly!
Winter is a season some newcomers may not be used to.
Average Temperature: -6°C (but it can often get much colder.)
Snowfall: 200 cm (80 inches) over the whole season.
Type of Clothing to Wear: heavy coat, sweater, gloves, winter boots and warm hat. Optional: long underwear worn underneath clothing. Outdoor Activities: skating, snowmobiling, skiing and snowboarding.
Spring is a great time to see all of the trees and flowers bloom in
the many parks and green spaces around the city and county.
Average Temperature: can reach 10°C, but it will be cooler at night.
Type of Clothing to Wear: a jacket, hat, gloves and boots. For rainy days: raincoat, rubber boots and umbrella are handy.
Outdoor Activities: enjoy a nature walk. Our holiday weekend on May 24 signals the official start of gardening season.
Southwestern Ontario is known for its gorgeous summers.
Average Temperature: 20°C but can climb to over 30°C.
Type of Clothing to Wear: dresses, shorts, short-sleeved shirts and sandals. Shorts are not worn in most workplaces. A light jacket or sweater for cooler nights.
Outdoor Activities: outdoor festivals, outdoor swimming, baseball and basketball. Canada Day is a big national celebration on July 1. Beautiful sandy beaches in Grand Bend and Port Stanley are only a 45-minute drive away.
Fall, also known as autumn, brings cooler weather. This temperature change causes trees to turn beautiful colours, creating a spectacular display.
Snow can start falling as early as November.
Average Temperatures: between 10°C and 12°C.
Type of Clothing to Wear: lightweight jackets or sweaters and long-sleeved shirts.
Outdoor Activities: Harvest festivals happen throughout over Middlesex County to celebrate the end of the growing season. In October, Canadians celebrate Thanksgiving - a holiday where we give thanks for the good life we enjoy.