Climate and Average Weather Year Round in Nunavut Canada

We show the climate in Nunavut by comparing the average weather in 4 representative places: Iqaluit, Rankin Inlet, Gjoa Haven, and Clyde River.

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Average High and Low Temperature in Nunavut

Average High and Low Temperature in NunavutJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec-30°F-30°F-20°F-20°F-10°F-10°F0°F0°F10°F10°F20°F20°F30°F30°F40°F40°F50°F50°F60°F60°F42-2254-1046-2860-1637-2347NowNowIqaluitIqaluitRankin InletRankin InletGjoa HavenGjoa HavenClyde RiverClyde River
The daily average high and low air temperature at 2 meters above the ground.
HighJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Iqaluit -8°F-9°F-0°F15°F31°F44°F53°F51°F41°F30°F17°F2°F
Rankin Inlet -15°F-14°F-4°F13°F29°F47°F58°F55°F43°F28°F9°F-7°F
Gjoa Haven -17°F-18°F-10°F6°F25°F43°F55°F50°F37°F22°F2°F-10°F
Clyde River -10°F-12°F-7°F7°F24°F38°F46°F44°F36°F24°F9°F-3°F
LowJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Iqaluit -20°F-22°F-14°F2°F22°F35°F41°F40°F33°F22°F6°F-10°F
Rankin Inlet -27°F-26°F-18°F-1°F19°F35°F44°F45°F35°F20°F-4°F-19°F
Gjoa Haven -28°F-29°F-23°F-8°F13°F32°F41°F39°F29°F12°F-11°F-22°F
Clyde River -20°F-23°F-19°F-6°F15°F30°F36°F36°F29°F16°F-1°F-13°F

Iqaluit

Average Hourly Temperature in IqaluitJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowfrigidfrigidfreezingfreezingvery coldcold

Rankin Inlet

Average Hourly Temperature in Rankin InletJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowfrigidfrigidcoldcoolvery coldfreezing

Gjoa Haven

Average Hourly Temperature in Gjoa HavenJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowfrigidfrigidfreezingvery coldcold

Clyde River

Average Hourly Temperature in Clyde RiverJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowfrigidfrigidfreezingvery coldcold
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 Nunavut

Chance of Clearer Skies in NunavutJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%472445739112NowNowIqaluitIqaluitRankin InletRankin InletGjoa HavenGjoa HavenClyde RiverClyde River
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
Iqaluit 25%27%31%37%45%44%38%35%39%39%33%26%
Rankin Inlet 9%7%10%21%36%41%43%42%36%33%20%10%
Gjoa Haven 1%1%2%12%30%38%35%34%31%19%6%3%
Clyde River 13%14%19%28%40%43%36%34%35%29%21%17%

Daily Chance of Precipitation in Nunavut

Daily Chance of Precipitation in NunavutJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%305274201233NowNowIqaluitIqaluitRankin InletRankin InletGjoa HavenGjoa HavenClyde RiverClyde River
The percentage of days in which precipitation is observed, excluding trace quantities.
Days of Precip.JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Iqaluit 1.8d1.9d2.5d4.0d5.1d6.6d8.1d8.7d7.4d5.2d3.8d2.5d
Rankin Inlet 1.3d1.3d2.2d3.4d4.8d6.2d7.2d7.8d7.0d5.7d3.5d2.2d
Gjoa Haven 0.7d0.5d1.1d1.4d2.4d4.3d5.4d5.8d4.8d3.3d1.3d1.1d
Clyde River 1.4d0.9d1.2d1.7d3.1d4.4d5.9d6.5d5.0d4.0d3.0d2.4d

Average Monthly Rainfall in Nunavut

Average Monthly Rainfall in NunavutJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0.0 in0.0 in0.5 in0.5 in1.0 in1.0 in1.5 in1.5 in2.0 in2.0 in2.5 in2.5 in2.32.41.21.4NowNowIqaluitIqaluitRankin InletRankin InletGjoa HavenGjoa Haven
The average rainfall accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question.
RainfallJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Iqaluit 0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.4″1.4″2.0″2.3″1.6″0.7″0.1″0.0″
Rankin Inlet 0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.4″1.4″2.1″2.4″2.0″0.8″0.1″0.0″
Gjoa Haven 0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.1″0.7″1.1″1.2″0.8″0.1″0.0″0.0″
Clyde River 0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.1″0.5″1.2″1.4″0.8″0.2″0.0″0.0″

Average Monthly Snowfall in Nunavut

Average Monthly Snowfall in NunavutJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 in0 in2 in2 in4 in4 in6 in6 in8 in8 in7.48.14.46.40.3NowNowIqaluitIqaluitGjoa HavenGjoa HavenClyde RiverClyde River
The average snowfall accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question.
SnowfallJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Iqaluit 2.8″3.1″3.5″6.4″6.3″1.1″0.0″0.0″0.9″3.9″6.0″3.7″
Rankin Inlet 1.7″1.9″3.4″6.9″7.8″3.3″0.0″0.0″0.9″5.3″6.1″3.5″
Gjoa Haven 0.8″0.5″1.5″2.3″3.0″1.0″0.0″0.1″1.6″4.4″2.4″1.3″
Clyde River 2.4″1.4″1.8″2.5″4.8″4.2″0.9″0.3″2.3″6.3″5.9″4.6″

Hours of Daylight in Nunavut

Hours of Daylight in NunavutJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 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 hr20.84.324.0NowNowIqaluitIqaluitRankin InletRankin InletGjoa HavenGjoa HavenClyde RiverClyde River
The number of hours during which the Sun is at least partly above the horizon.
DaylightJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Iqaluit 5.7h8.7h11.9h15.2h18.5h20.6h19.3h16.1h12.9h9.6h6.5h4.6h
Rankin Inlet 6.1h8.9h11.9h15.1h18.1h20.0h18.8h15.9h12.8h9.7h6.8h5.0h
Gjoa Haven 2.6h7.8h11.9h16.1h21.6h24.0h22.9h17.4h13.1h9.0h4.3h0.0h
Clyde River 1.3h7.2h11.9h16.6h22.8h24.0h23.8h18.2h13.2h8.6h2.7h0.0h

Chance of Muggy Conditions in Nunavut

Chance of Muggy Conditions in NunavutJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%NowNowIqaluitIqaluitGjoa HavenGjoa Haven
The percentage of time that is muggy, oppressive, or miserable (i.e., a dew point greater than 65°F).
Muggy daysJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Iqaluit 0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d
Rankin Inlet 0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d
Gjoa Haven 0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.1d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d
Clyde River 0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d

Average Wind Speed in Nunavut

Average Wind Speed in NunavutJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph0 mph2 mph2 mph4 mph4 mph6 mph6 mph8 mph8 mph10 mph10 mph12 mph12 mph14 mph14 mph11.69.414.210.112.910.26.3NowNowIqaluitIqaluitRankin InletRankin InletGjoa HavenGjoa HavenClyde RiverClyde River
The average of mean hourly wind speeds at 10 meters above the ground.
Wind Speed (mph)JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Iqaluit 10.810.811.211.311.210.39.69.910.611.311.210.9
Rankin Inlet 13.613.513.513.512.611.310.411.313.114.014.013.6
Gjoa Haven 12.512.412.212.011.210.19.710.612.212.712.412.1
Clyde River 9.08.68.27.87.46.96.57.59.210.09.69.3

Average Water Temperature in Nunavut

Average Water Temperature in NunavutJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec28°F28°F30°F30°F32°F32°F34°F34°F36°F36°F38°F38°F40°F40°F42°F42°F44°F44°F46°F46°F33294429363729NowNowRankin InletRankin InletGjoa HavenGjoa HavenClyde RiverClyde River
The daily average wide-area surface water temperature.
Water Temp.JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Iqaluit 29°F29°F29°F29°F29°F31°F32°F33°F32°F32°F31°F30°F
Rankin Inlet 29°F29°F29°F30°F31°F33°F40°F44°F41°F35°F31°F29°F
Gjoa Haven 29°F29°F29°F29°F29°F31°F33°F36°F35°F31°F29°F29°F
Clyde River 29°F29°F29°F29°F29°F30°F33°F36°F36°F32°F30°F29°F

Tourism Score in Nunavut

Tourism Score in NunavutJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810101.22.40.5NowNowRankin InletRankin InletGjoa HavenGjoa Haven
The tourism score, which favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 65°F and 80°F.

Beach/Pool Score in Nunavut

Beach/Pool Score in NunavutJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810100.1NowNowRankin InletRankin Inlet
The beach/pool score, which favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F.

Growing Season in Nunavut

Growing Season in NunavutJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%20%20%40%40%60%60%80%80%100%100%NowNowIqaluitIqaluitRankin InletRankin InletGjoa HavenGjoa HavenClyde RiverClyde River
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 Nunavut

Growing Degree Days in NunavutJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F50°F50°F100°F100°F150°F150°F200°F200°FNowNowIqaluitIqaluitRankin InletRankin InletGjoa HavenGjoa HavenClyde RiverClyde River
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 Nunavut

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in NunavutJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh5.80.15.56.4NowNowIqaluitIqaluitRankin InletRankin InletGjoa HavenGjoa HavenClyde RiverClyde River
The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter.
Solar Energy (kWh)JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Iqaluit 0.20.92.34.05.45.65.03.72.31.10.30.1
Rankin Inlet 0.20.92.34.05.25.55.13.92.31.10.30.1
Gjoa Haven 0.00.41.53.45.15.54.83.31.80.60.10.0
Clyde River 0.00.31.63.65.56.35.13.41.80.50.00.0

This report illustrates the typical weather for Iqaluit, Rankin Inlet, Gjoa Haven, and Clyde River year round, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.

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