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Yellowknife, Northwest Territories Climate & Temperature

  • Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada is at 6227'N, 11426'W, 206 m (675 ft). See map.
  • Yellowknife, Northwest Territories has a snow dry, cool summer climate with at least one month colder than -3 C. This climate is usually at the highest elevations near locations that are warm temperate with dry, hot summers (Kppen-Geiger classification: Dsc).
  • The annual mean temperature is -5.2 degrees Celsius (22.6 degrees Fahrenheit). See the temperatures page for a monthly breakdown and the fixed scale graph.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 44.4 °C (79.9°F). This indicates that the continentality type is continental, subtype truly continental. Yellowknife, Northwest Territories Climate Graph
  • In the winter time records indicate temperatures by day reach -21.2°C (-6.2°F) on average falling to -29.9°C (-21.9°F) overnight.
  • In spring time temperatures climb reaching -1°C (30.3°F) generally in the afternoon with overnight lows of -12.2°C (10°F).
  • During summer average high temperatures are 19°C (66.1°F) and average low temperatures are 10.1°C (50.1°F).
  • Come autumn/ fall temperatures decrease achieving average highs of 0.2°C (32.3°F) during the day and lows of -6.6°C (20.2°F) generally shortly after sunrise.
  • Total annual Precipitation averages 267.4 mm (10.5 inches) which is equivalent to 267.4 Litres/m (6.56 Gallons/ft).
  • Were you to burrow down through the centre of the Earth from Yellowknife, Northwest Territories you would pop up nearest to the climate station at Davis, Antarctica where you would find a Tundra climate.

Yellowknife, Northwest Territories Climate Table

  Climate Variable Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
 
Average Max Temperature °C ( °F) -24 (-11) -20 (-3) -13 (10) -1 (31) 10 (50) 18 (64) 21 (69) 18 (65) 10 (50) 1 (34) -11 (13) -20 (-4) -1 (31)
 
Average Temperature °C ( °F) -28 (-18) -25 (-12) -19 (-1) -6 (21) 5 (41) 13 (56) 17 (62) 14 (57) 7 (44) -1 (29) -15 (5) -24 (-11) -5 (23)
 
Average Min Temperature °C ( °F) -32 (-26) -29 (-21) -25 (-12) -12 (10) 0 (32) 8 (47) 12 (54) 10 (50) 3 (38) -4 (24) -19 (-2) -28 (-19) -10 (15)
 
Average Precipitation mm (in) 15 (1) 13 (0) 11 (0) 10 (0) 17 (1) 23 (1) 35 (1) 42 (2) 29 (1) 35 (1) 24 (1) 15 (1) 267 (11)
Number of Wet Days (probability of rain on a day %) 10 (32) 10 (35) 9 (29) 6 (20) 5 (16) 5 (17) 9 (29) 10 (32) 9 (30) 10 (32) 13 (43) 14 (45) 110 (30)
Average Daylight Hours/ Day 6h 06' 8h 45' 11h 45' 14h 54' 17h 51' 19h 42' 18h 50' 16h 05' 12h 58' 9h 50' 6h 53' 5h 06' 12h 00'
Sun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (). 7.8 17.2 28 39.6 47.8 51 47.9 39.5 28.1 16.7 7.6 4.3 27.9

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