Montreal - Extreme Daily Precipitation for Each Year





This page lists the biggest rainstorms or snowstorms of the year in Montreal, Quebec Canada along with the date they occurred. The information answers questions like: When was the last time more than 70 millimetres of precipitation landed on Montreal in a single day? What was the rainiest day of 2017?

The list gives the highest daily precipitation for each year in Montreal and the date that it happened. A date with a plus sign beside it means the same amount of moisture also fell on at least one other day earlier that year.

These records go back to 1886. During that time the heaviest downpour measured for a single day was 93.5 millimetres (3.7 inches) on November 8, 1996.

Since 1984 the precipitation extremes were observed at Montreal–Trudeau Airport. Before then, the weather station was in downtown Montreal.

Most precipitation in one day for recent years in Montreal
Inches Date Milli­metres
1.6 June 05, 2017 39.6
2.8 August 16, 2016 71.1
1.9 August 11, 2015 47.2
1.8 August 13, 2014 44.5
1.3 June 11, 2013 33.5
1.8 December 27, 2012 46.2
2.2 August 28, 2011 56.4
2.5 September 30, 2010 64.5
Highest daily precipitation recorded at Montreal each year
Inches Date Milli­metres
1.6 July 11, 2009 40.6
1.7 February 01, 2008 43.4
1.6 July 20, 2007 39.6
1.9 August 02, 2006 + 48.3
2.9 August 31, 2005 73.9
2.7 September 09, 2004 67.3
2.0 December 11, 2003 51.3
1.3 May 31, 2002 32.0
1.7 March 22, 2001 42.9
1.4 January 10, 2000 35.8
1.9 June 28, 1999 47.5
1.4 August 25, 1998 36.1
2.6 June 21, 1997 66.5
3.7 November 08, 1996 93.5
3.2 October 06, 1995 80.5
2.2 November 01, 1994 55.6
1993
1.6 September 03, 1992 39.9
1.6 April 21, 1991 40.4
1.6 September 30, 1990 40.9
2.5 October 20, 1989 63.8
2.2 November 02, 1988 54.6
2.4 June 08, 1987 61.7
1.6 September 11, 1986 41.7
1.6 September 27, 1985 40.6
2.1 June 18, 1984 53.8
1.7 December 12, 1983 44.2
3.0 August 25, 1982 77.2
2.9 August 16, 1981 73.4
1.5 September 01, 1980 37.1
2.4 September 14, 1979 61.0
1.6 June 19, 1978 + 40.4
1.3 July 29, 1977 33.8
1.9 October 09, 1976 47.5
2.1 September 25, 1975 53.1
1.7 July 09, 1974 43.2
2.2 December 20, 1973 54.9
2.4 May 31, 1972 60.2
1.5 February 13, 1971 38.9
1.9 October 22, 1970 48.5
1.8 December 26, 1969 46.5
1.7 August 06, 1968 42.9
1.7 June 16, 1967 42.9
2.0 August 16, 1966 50.3
2.3 September 01, 1965 57.7
1.5 January 21, 1964 36.8
3.2 September 12, 1963 80.5
2.4 July 26, 1962 61.5
1.9 June 21, 1961 48.5
1.5 October 24, 1960 38.9
1.1 June 12, 1959 28.2
3.6 July 05, 1958 90.4
2.7 June 25, 1957 68.1
1.4 July 08, 1956 36.3
1.7 March 22, 1955 42.4
2.8 August 31, 1954 70.1
1.4 June 08, 1953 34.8
2.9 August 21, 1952 72.9
2.1 July 04, 1951 53.1
2.1 November 04, 1950 52.8
1.6 August 29, 1949 41.1
1.5 June 08, 1948 37.1
2.1 November 08, 1947 52.8
1.9 September 29, 1946 49.3
2.0 May 17, 1945 51.8
1.2 November 30, 1944 + 30.5
2.5 June 15, 1943 62.7
1.9 September 09, 1942 47.0
1.7 October 05, 1941 42.4
2.7 July 15, 1940 68.8
1.8 June 29, 1939 46.0
2.1 May 20, 1938 53.8
2.1 November 13, 1937 52.6
1.5 October 17, 1936 38.9
1.9 July 23, 1935 47.5
1.7 June 09, 1934 43.4
3.0 August 24, 1933 75.7
3.4 October 06, 1932 86.1
1.5 April 26, 1931 37.3
1.3 July 14, 1930 33.5
3.0 June 25, 1929 74.9
1.2 September 12, 1928 29.5
3.3 November 17, 1927 84.3
2.4 August 08, 1926 59.7
2.4 July 16, 1925 60.7
2.9 September 30, 1924 72.4
2.8 October 24, 1923 71.1
2.1 June 17, 1922 54.4
1.9 October 20, 1921 47.5
1.8 December 14, 1920 45.5
1.9 March 09, 1919 48.5
2.2 September 05, 1918 55.9
3.0 August 09, 1917 76.2
1.9 May 17, 1916 48.3
1.3 February 24, 1915 33.3
1.4 August 30, 1914 36.1
2.6 October 02, 1913 65.0
2.0 November 07, 1912 50.5
1.5 September 06, 1911 38.6
1.6 August 11, 1910 40.1
1.6 July 03, 1909 40.9
1.7 February 01, 1908 42.7
1.6 April 30, 1907 39.6
3.2 June 08, 1906 80.8
1.2 June 11, 1905 29.7
2.3 October 21, 1904 58.2
1.6 June 21, 1903 39.6
1.8 March 02, 1902 44.5
2.2 March 11, 1901 56.9
2.1 February 13, 1900 52.1
1.6 September 26, 1899 39.6
1.9 September 23, 1898 48.3
1.6 June 24, 1897 40.9
2.0 July 04, 1896 51.8
1.7 September 11, 1895 42.9
1.7 September 20, 1894 41.9
3.4 August 29, 1893 85.3
2.1 June 20, 1892 54.4
1.4 March 09, 1891 35.8
1.7 September 12, 1890 44.2
2.0 July 20, 1889 50.8
2.1 August 13, 1888 53.3
1.6 December 28, 1887 40.9
1.3 January 04, 1886 34.0
Reference

Environment and Climate Change Canada. Historical Climate Data. Historical Data

Jay Lawrimore. 2016. Global Summary of the Year, Version 1.0. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. 

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