Climate and Average Weather Year Round in Yukon Canada

We show the climate in Yukon by comparing the average weather in 3 representative places: Whitehorse, Dawson City, and Ivvavik Park Automatic Weather Reporting System.

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Average High and Low Temperature in Yukon

Average High and Low Temperature in YukonJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec-20°F-20°F-10°F-10°F0°F0°F10°F10°F20°F20°F30°F30°F40°F40°F50°F50°F60°F60°F70°F70°F80°F80°F48-26912-187342-2264-9NowNowWhitehorseWhitehorseDawson CityDawson City
The daily average high and low air temperature at 2 meters above the ground.
HighJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Whitehorse 13°F20°F31°F44°F57°F66°F69°F65°F54°F39°F22°F14°F
Dawson City -1°F6°F24°F44°F60°F70°F72°F66°F53°F31°F9°F1°F
Ivvavik Park Automatic Weather Reporting System -8°F-6°F2°F19°F41°F60°F63°F57°F42°F18°F-2°F-7°F
LowJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Whitehorse -1°F3°F12°F25°F35°F44°F47°F45°F37°F27°F10°F1°F
Dawson City -17°F-14°F-4°F18°F33°F43°F46°F41°F31°F16°F-6°F-15°F
Ivvavik Park Automatic Weather Reporting System -21°F-20°F-17°F-1°F21°F37°F42°F37°F26°F6°F-13°F-19°F

Whitehorse

Average Hourly Temperature in WhitehorseJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowfrigidfrigidfreezingfreezingvery coldcoldcoolcomfortablecool

Dawson City

Average Hourly Temperature in Dawson CityJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowfrigidfrigidfreezingcoldcoolcomfortablevery coldfreezingvery coldcool

Ivvavik Park Automatic Weather Reporting System

Average Hourly Temperature in Ivvavik Park Automatic Weather Reporting SystemJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowfrigidfrigidvery coldcoldcoolfreezingcold
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Chance of Clearer Skies in Yukon

Chance of Clearer Skies in YukonJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%452945284229NowNowWhitehorseWhitehorseDawson CityDawson CityIvvavik Park Automatic Weather Reporting SystemIvvavik Park Automatic Weather Reporting System
The percentage of time the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy (i.e., less than 60% of the sky is covered by clouds).
Clearer SkiesJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Whitehorse 31%34%36%38%42%43%43%42%38%33%31%30%
Dawson City 34%37%40%39%43%41%39%39%37%34%31%29%
Ivvavik Park Automatic Weather Reporting System 32%31%31%32%38%40%36%32%32%30%32%30%

Daily Chance of Precipitation in Yukon

Daily Chance of Precipitation in YukonJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%30730537NowNowWhitehorseWhitehorseDawson CityDawson City
The percentage of days in which precipitation is observed, excluding trace quantities.
Days of Precip.JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Whitehorse 4.5d3.4d2.9d2.5d4.6d7.1d7.4d8.2d8.9d7.9d5.2d4.7d
Dawson City 2.7d1.9d1.6d2.0d4.7d7.4d9.0d7.5d6.0d4.5d3.2d3.4d
Ivvavik Park Automatic Weather Reporting System 1.3d1.2d0.9d1.7d4.0d7.9d10.3d10.1d6.7d4.0d1.6d1.3d

Average Monthly Rainfall in Yukon

Average Monthly Rainfall in YukonJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0.0 in0.0 in0.5 in0.5 in1.0 in1.0 in1.5 in1.5 in2.0 in2.0 in2.5 in2.5 in1.71.82.5NowNowWhitehorseWhitehorseDawson CityDawson CityIvvavik Park Automatic Weather Reporting SystemIvvavik Park Automatic Weather Reporting System
The average rainfall accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question.
RainfallJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Whitehorse 0.1″0.0″0.1″0.2″0.7″1.3″1.5″1.6″1.6″0.9″0.2″0.1″
Dawson City 0.0″0.0″0.0″0.2″0.8″1.7″1.7″1.5″1.0″0.3″0.0″0.0″
Ivvavik Park Automatic Weather Reporting System 0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.4″1.7″2.4″2.1″0.9″0.1″0.0″0.0″

Average Monthly Snowfall in Yukon

Average Monthly Snowfall in YukonJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 in0 in2 in2 in4 in4 in6 in6 in8 in8 in6.24.58.10.1NowNowWhitehorseWhitehorseDawson CityDawson CityIvvavik Park Automatic Weather Reporting SystemIvvavik Park Automatic Weather Reporting System
The average snowfall accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question.
SnowfallJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Whitehorse 6.1″4.6″3.0″1.3″0.2″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.9″3.5″5.9″6.0″
Dawson City 3.5″2.2″1.5″1.0″0.3″0.0″0.0″0.1″1.0″3.7″4.4″4.1″
Ivvavik Park Automatic Weather Reporting System 1.6″1.5″1.1″2.0″2.6″0.9″0.1″1.3″6.0″6.8″2.3″1.7″

Hours of Daylight in Yukon

Hours of Daylight in YukonJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 hr0 hr2 hr2 hr4 hr4 hr6 hr6 hr8 hr8 hr10 hr10 hr12 hr12 hr14 hr14 hr16 hr16 hr18 hr18 hr20 hr20 hr22 hr22 hr24 hr24 hr19.25.621.14.224.0NowNowWhitehorseWhitehorseDawson CityDawson CityIvvavik Park Automatic Weather Reporting SystemIvvavik Park Automatic Weather Reporting System
The number of hours during which the Sun is at least partly above the horizon.
DaylightJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Whitehorse 6.7h9.2h12.0h14.8h17.5h19.0h18.1h15.5h12.7h9.9h7.3h5.8h
Dawson City 5.6h8.7h12.0h15.3h18.6h20.8h19.4h16.1h12.9h9.6h6.4h4.4h
Ivvavik Park Automatic Weather Reporting System 2.2h7.6h11.9h16.3h22.0h24.0h23.2h17.6h13.1h8.9h3.8h0.0h

Chance of Muggy Conditions in Yukon

Chance of Muggy Conditions in YukonJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%NowNowWhitehorseWhitehorse
The percentage of time that is muggy, oppressive, or miserable (i.e., a dew point greater than 65°F).
Muggy daysJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Whitehorse 0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d
Dawson City 0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d
Ivvavik Park Automatic Weather Reporting System 0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d

Average Wind Speed in Yukon

Average Wind Speed in YukonJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph0 mph1 mph1 mph2 mph2 mph3 mph3 mph4 mph4 mph5 mph5 mph6 mph6 mph7 mph7 mph8 mph8 mph9 mph9 mph6.75.67.34.88.66.4NowNowWhitehorseWhitehorseDawson CityDawson City
The average of mean hourly wind speeds at 10 meters above the ground.
Wind Speed (mph)JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Whitehorse 6.36.26.46.26.25.95.86.16.66.36.06.4
Dawson City 7.26.96.65.95.85.14.85.05.45.96.67.1
Ivvavik Park Automatic Weather Reporting System 8.58.17.57.06.86.86.56.87.47.57.67.9

Average Water Temperature in Yukon

Average Water Temperature in YukonJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec28°F28°F30°F30°F32°F32°F34°F34°F36°F36°F38°F38°F40°F40°F42°F42°FNaNNaN4129NowNowIvvavik Park Automatic Weather Reporting SystemIvvavik Park Automatic Weather Reporting System
The daily average wide-area surface water temperature.
Water Temp.JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Ivvavik Park Automatic Weather Reporting System 29°F29°F29°F29°F30°F33°F39°F41°F37°F31°F29°F29°F

Tourism Score in Yukon

Tourism Score in YukonJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810103.03.12.0NowNowWhitehorseWhitehorseDawson CityDawson City
The tourism score, which favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 65°F and 80°F.

Beach/Pool Score in Yukon

Beach/Pool Score in YukonJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810100.4NowNowWhitehorseWhitehorse
The beach/pool score, which favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F.

Growing Season in Yukon

Growing Season in YukonJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%20%20%40%40%60%60%80%80%100%100%NowNowWhitehorseWhitehorseDawson CityDawson CityIvvavik Park Automatic Weather Reporting SystemIvvavik Park Automatic Weather Reporting System
The percentage chance that a given day is within the growing season, defined as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures (≥ 32°F) in the year (the calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, or from July 1 until June 30 in the Southern Hemisphere).

Growing Degree Days in Yukon

Growing Degree Days in YukonJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F200°F200°F400°F400°F600°F600°F800°F800°F1,000°F1,000°FNowNowWhitehorseWhitehorseDawson CityDawson CityIvvavik Park Automatic Weather Reporting SystemIvvavik Park Automatic Weather Reporting System
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of the year, where growing degree days are defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature (50°F in this case).

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in Yukon

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in YukonJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh6.10.25.7NowNowWhitehorseWhitehorseDawson CityDawson CityIvvavik Park Automatic Weather Reporting SystemIvvavik Park Automatic Weather Reporting System
The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter.
Solar Energy (kWh)JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Whitehorse 0.41.22.74.45.56.05.74.42.71.40.50.2
Dawson City 0.20.92.44.25.35.75.34.12.51.10.30.1
Ivvavik Park Automatic Weather Reporting System 0.00.41.83.75.35.74.93.41.90.70.10.0

This report illustrates the typical weather for Whitehorse, Dawson City, and Ivvavik Park Automatic Weather Reporting System year round, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.

The details of the data sources used on this page vary between places and are discussed in detail on each place's dedicated page:

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