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Climate and Weather

The climate on Prince Edward Island is milder than the Canadian mainland because the warm waters of the Gulf of St. Lawrence surround it. The average yearly rainfall is 890 mm and the average yearly snowfall is 290 cm (Source: Environment Canada, 1981-2010 data). The Island enjoys an average temperature of -7 degrees C (19F) in January, and 19 degrees C (67F) in July.

Summers are quite warm, but rarely humid. Daytime temperatures are usually in the 20s (70s) and can go as high as 34 degrees C (93 degrees F). PEI has more than 800 kms (500 miles) of the warmest beaches north of the Carolinas. Summer days and evenings have a refreshing breeze. July and August are the warmest months.

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