The maritime climate enjoyed by Les Îles de la Madeleine is markedly different from that of the mainland. The huge water masses that circle the archipelago temper the weather and create milder conditions in each season. On Les Îles, winter is mild, spring is cool, there are no heat waves in summer, and fall is wonderfully warm.
Les Îles de la Madeleine has the least amount of annual frost in the Province of Québec. The warm breezes of summer persist well into September. The ever-present winds give the Islands a unique climate. The air is pure and sweet, perfect for a health cure!
In the middle of August, the temperature of the water around the archipelago can reach up to 18°C (64°F) and as much as 20°Celsius (68°F) in the lagoons and bays.
Constant winds greatly influence the climate of Les Îles. Stronger in winter than in summer, wind speeds vary between 17 and 40 km/hr (9 to 22 knots). In summer, the prevailing winds blow from the southwest, and in winter, from the northwest.
The Îles de la Madeleine archipelago has everything it takes: climate, wind, many different bodies of water and more than 300 km of beautiful beaches all the essential elements to create a wind, surf and water sport lover's paradise.