This report describes the typical weather at the Winnipeg The Forks/ (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada) weather station over the course of an average year. It is based on the historical records from 2003 to 2012. Earlier records are either unavailable or unreliable.
Winnipeg, Manitoba has a humid continental climate with warm summers and no dry season. The area within 25 mi of this station is covered by croplands (87%), grasslands (10%), and built-up areas (3%).
Over the course of a year, the temperature typically varies from -2°F to 80°F and is rarely below -17°F or above 88°F.
The warm season lasts from May 24 to September 20 with an average daily high temperature above 66°F. The hottest day of the year is July 23, with an average high of 80°F and low of 62°F.
The cold season lasts from November 26 to March 6 with an average daily high temperature below 26°F. The coldest day of the year is January 23, with an average low of -2°F and high of 12°F.
The length of the day varies significantly over the course of the year. The shortest day is December 21 with 8:05 hours of daylight; the longest day is June 20 with 16:22 hours of daylight.
The earliest sunrise is at 5:19am on June 17 and the latest sunset is at 9:42pm on June 23. The latest sunrise is at 8:27am on January 1 and the earliest sunset is at 4:26pm on December 10.
Daylight savings time (DST) is observed in this location during 2012, starting in the spring on March 11 and ending in the fall on November 4.
This weather station does not reliably report sky cover.
There is either very little precipitation at this location, or the weather station does not reliably report the conditions.
Either snow is exceptionally unlikely to fall at any time during the year at this location or this station does not reliably report precipitation types.
The relative humidity typically ranges from 34% (comfortable) to 87% (very humid) over the course of the year, rarely dropping below 21% (dry) and reaching as high as 97% (very humid).
The air is driest around April 20, at which time the relative humidity drops below 39% (comfortable) three days out of four; it is most humid around August 28, exceeding 83% (humid) three days out of four.
Dew point is often a better measure of how comfortable a person will find the weather than relative humidity because it more directly relates to whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid.
Over the course of a year, the dew point typically varies from -7°F (dry) to 62°F (mildy humid) and is rarely below -24°F (dry) or above 69°F (muggy).
The time of the year between May 28 and September 22 is the most comfortable, with dew points that are neither too dry nor too muggy.
Over the course of the year typical wind speeds vary from 1 mph to 10 mph (light air to gentle breeze), rarely exceeding 13 mph (moderate breeze).
The highest average wind speed of 6 mph (light breeze) occurs around May 4, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 10 mph (gentle breeze).
The lowest average wind speed of 4 mph (light breeze) occurs around September 7, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 8 mph (light breeze).