Average Weather in May in Gjoa Haven Canada
Daily high temperatures increase by 18°F, from 15°F to 33°F, rarely falling below 4°F or exceeding 42°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 22°F, from 1°F to 23°F, rarely falling below -10°F or exceeding 31°F.
For reference, on July 20, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Gjoa Haven typically range from 42°F to 56°F, while on February 5, the coldest day of the year, they range from -29°F to -18°F.
Average High and Low Temperature in May
The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the hourly average temperatures for the quarter of the year centered on May. 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 May
The month of May in Gjoa Haven experiences rapidly decreasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy decreasing from 80% to 64%.
The clearest day of the month is May 29, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 36% of the time.
For reference, on February 23, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 99%, while on June 12, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 39%.
Cloud Cover Categories in May
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Gjoa Haven, the chance of a wet day over the course of May is increasing, starting the month at 5% and ending it at 11%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 20% on August 25, and its lowest chance is 1% on February 3.
Over the course of May in Gjoa Haven, the chance of a day with only rain increases from 0% to 5%, the chance of a day with mixed snow and rain remains an essentially constant 1% throughout, and the chance of a day with only snow remains an essentially constant 5% throughout.
Probability of Precipitation in May
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during May in Gjoa Haven is gradually increasing, starting the month at 0.0 inches, when it rarely exceeds 0.1 inches, and ending the month at 0.4 inches, when it rarely exceeds 0.8 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in May
We report snowfall in liquid-equivalent terms. The actual depth of new snowfall is typically between 5 and 10 times the liquid-equivalent amount, assuming the ground is frozen. As with rainfall, we consider the liquid-equivalent snowfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day.
The average sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent snowfall during May in Gjoa Haven is essentially constant, remaining about 0.3 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 0.8 inches or falling to 0.0 inches.
The highest average 31-day liquid-equivalent accumulation is 0.3 inches on May 11.
Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in May
Due to its extreme latitude, Gjoa Haven experiences polar day (also known as the midnight Sun) during the summer and polar night during the winter. These are periods of time in which the sun is continuously above or below the horizon for more than one day. The precise start and end dates of polar day and night vary from year to year and depend on the precise location and elevation of the observer, and the local topography.
In the summer in Gjoa Haven during 2018, the Sun is continuously above the horizon for 2.0 months, rising at 12:47 AM on May 22, and not setting again until 12:12 AM on July 21. As such, polar day begins in May and lasts beyond the end of the month.
The shortest day of the month is May 1, with 18 hours, 20 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in May
The latest sunrise of the month in Gjoa Haven is 3:12 AM on May 1 and the earliest sunrise is 2 hours, 25 minutes earlier at 12:47 AM on May 22.
The earliest sunset is 9:32 PM on May 1 and the latest sunset is 2 hours, 19 minutes later at 11:51 PM on May 21.
Daylight saving time is observed in Gjoa Haven during 2018, but it neither starts nor ends during May, so the entire month is in daylight saving time.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in May
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Gjoa Haven is essentially constant during May, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on July 26, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time, while on January 1, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels in May
The average hourly wind speed in Gjoa Haven is gradually decreasing during May, decreasing from 11.7 miles per hour to 10.8 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on October 6, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 12.9 miles per hour, while on July 12, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 9.4 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in May
Wind Direction in May
Gjoa Haven is located near a large body of water (e.g., ocean, sea, or large lake). This section reports on the wide-area average surface temperature of that water.
The average surface water temperature in Gjoa Haven is essentially constant during May, remaining around 29°F throughout.
Average Water Temperature in May
The growing season in Gjoa Haven typically lasts for 2.1 months (63 days), from around June 23 to around August 25, rarely starting before June 8 or after July 12, and rarely ending before August 4 or after September 11.
The month of May in Gjoa Haven is reliably fully outside of the growing season.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in May
The average accumulated growing degree days in Gjoa Haven are essentially constant during May, remaining around 0°F throughout.
Growing Degree Days in May
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Gjoa Haven is increasing during May, rising by 1.2 kWh, from 4.3 kWh to 5.5 kWh, over the course of the month.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in May
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Gjoa Haven are 68.626 deg latitude, -95.878 deg longitude, and 0 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Gjoa Haven contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 197 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 45 feet. Within 10 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (200 feet). Within 50 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (459 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Gjoa Haven is covered by water (36%), sparse vegetation (35%), and bare soil (28%), within 10 miles by water (60%) and sparse vegetation (22%), and within 50 miles by water (56%) and sparse vegetation (25%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Gjoa Haven 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, Gjoa Haven Climate, in our network suitable to be used as a proxy for the historical temperature and dew point records of Gjoa Haven.
At a distance of 1 kilometer from Gjoa Haven, 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 Gjoa Haven 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.
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .