Summertime is the peak tourism season in Québec City. The average highs are very comfortable in the mid-70s °F. The daily lows drop by about 20 degrees, often requiring a sweater or light jacket. Another popular time is mid-September until mid-October. This is when people hope to arrive during the peak of fall colors. The winter months are best reserved for hearty Quebecers. Temperatures are bitter for weeks at a time. The wind chill makes it feel much colder. And about 124 inches of snow falls from November until early May. This snowfall qualifies Québec City as the fifth snowiest major city in the world.