Average Weather in September in Prince George Canada
In Prince George, the month of September is characterized by rapidly falling daily high temperatures, with daily highs decreasing by 10°F, from 68°F to 58°F over the course of the month, and rarely exceeding 79°F or dropping below 49°F.
Daily low temperatures decrease by 7°F, from 45°F to 38°F, rarely falling below 28°F or exceeding 53°F.
For reference, on August 1, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Prince George typically range from 51°F to 76°F, while on January 1, the coldest day of the year, they range from 12°F to 24°F.
Average High and Low Temperature in September
The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the hourly average temperatures for the quarter of the year centered on September. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.
Average Hourly Temperature in September
The month of September in Prince George experiences increasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy increasing from 49% to 58%.
The clearest day of the month is September 1, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 51% of the time.
For reference, on February 5, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 76%, while on August 1, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 60%.
Cloud Cover Categories in September
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Prince George, the chance of a wet day over the course of September is increasing, starting the month at 26% and ending it at 30%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 40% on November 3, and its lowest chance is 18% on July 31.
Probability of Precipitation in September
To show variation within the month and not just the monthly total, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day.
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during September in Prince George is gradually increasing, starting the month at 1.7 inches, when it rarely exceeds 3.1 inches or falls below 0.7 inches, and ending the month at 2.1 inches, when it rarely exceeds 3.4 inches or falls below 0.9 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in September
Over the course of September in Prince George, the length of the day is very rapidly decreasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day decreases by 2 hours, 3 minutes, implying an average daily decrease of 4 minutes, 15 seconds, and weekly decrease of 29 minutes, 45 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is September 30, with 11 hours, 37 minutes of daylight and the longest day is September 1, with 13 hours, 40 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in September
The earliest sunrise of the month in Prince George is 6:20 AM on September 1 and the latest sunrise is 52 minutes later at 7:11 AM on September 30.
The latest sunset is 8:00 PM on September 1 and the earliest sunset is 1 hour, 12 minutes earlier at 6:48 PM on September 30.
Daylight saving time is observed in Prince George during 2017, but it neither starts nor ends during September, so the entire month is in daylight saving time.
For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 4:39 AM and sets 17 hours, 8 minutes later, at 9:46 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 8:27 AM and sets 7 hours, 23 minutes later, at 3:50 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in September
We base the humidity comfort level on the dew point, as it determines whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid. Unlike temperature, which typically varies significantly between night and day, dew point tends to change more slowly, so while the temperature may drop at night, a muggy day is typically followed by a muggy night.
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Prince George is essentially constant during September, remaining around 0% throughout.
Humidity Comfort Levels in September
This section discusses the wide-area hourly average wind vector (speed and direction) at 10 meters above the ground. The wind experienced at any given location is highly dependent on local topography and other factors, and instantaneous wind speed and direction vary more widely than hourly averages.
The average hourly wind speed in Prince George is essentially constant during September, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 3.6 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on December 10, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 4.5 miles per hour, while on August 4, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 3.3 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in September
Wind Direction in September
This section discusses the total daily incident shortwave solar energy reaching the surface of the ground over a wide area, taking full account of seasonal variations in the length of the day, the elevation of the Sun above the horizon, and absorption by clouds and other atmospheric constituents. Shortwave radiation includes visible light and ultraviolet radiation.
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Prince George is rapidly decreasing during September, falling by 1.6 kWh, from 4.5 kWh to 2.8 kWh, over the course of the month.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in September
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Prince George are 53.917 deg latitude, -122.753 deg longitude, and 1,995 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Prince George contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 469 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,969 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (1,247 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (4,770 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Prince George is covered by artificial surfaces (38%), sparse vegetation (24%), and trees (21%), within 10 miles by trees (63%) and grassland (12%), and within 50 miles by trees (81%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Prince George year round, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.
Temperature and Dew Point
There is only a single weather station, Prince George Airport, in our network suitable to be used as a proxy for the historical temperature and dew point records of Prince George.
At a distance of 6 kilometers from Prince George, closer than our threshold of 150 kilometers, this station is deemed sufficiently nearby to be relied upon as our primary source for temperature and dew point records.
The station records are corrected for the elevation difference between the station and Prince George according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.
Please note that the station records themselves may additionally have been back-filled using other nearby stations or the MERRA-2 reanalysis.
All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Tables of the Sun, Moon and Planets , by Jean Meeus.
All other weather data, including cloud cover, precipitation, wind speed and direction, and solar flux, come from NASA's MERRA-2 Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis . This reanalysis combines a variety of wide-area measurements in a state-of-the-art global meteorological model to reconstruct the hourly history of weather throughout the world on a 50-kilometer grid.
Land Use data comes from the Global Land Cover SHARE database , published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
Elevation data comes from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) , published by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Names, locations, and time zones of places and some airports come from the GeoNames Geographical Database .
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .
Maps are © Esri, with data from National Geographic, Esri, DeLorme, NAVTEQ, UNEP-WCMC, USGS, NASA, ESA, METI, NRCAN, GEBCO, NOAA, and iPC.
The information on this site is provided as is, without any assurances as to its accuracy or suitability for any purpose. Weather data is prone to errors, outages, and other defects. We assume no responsibility for any decisions made on the basis of the content presented on this site.
We draw particular cautious attention to our reliance on the MERRA-2 model-based reconstructions for a number of important data series. While having the tremendous advantages of temporal and spatial completeness, these reconstructions: (1) are based on computer models that may have model-based errors, (2) are coarsely sampled on a 50 km grid and are therefore unable to reconstruct the local variations of many microclimates, and (3) have particular difficulty with the weather in some coastal areas, especially small islands.