Average Weather in Prince George Canada
In Prince George, the summers are comfortable and partly cloudy and the winters are freezing, snowy, and overcast. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 12°F to 76°F and is rarely below -14°F or above 86°F.
The warm season lasts for 3.7 months, from May 22 to September 12, with an average daily high temperature above 65°F. The hottest day of the year is August 1, with an average high of 76°F and low of 51°F.
The cold season lasts for 3.2 months, from November 17 to February 23, with an average daily high temperature below 34°F. The coldest day of the year is January 1, with an average low of 12°F and high of 24°F.
Average High and Low Temperature
The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the entire year of hourly average temperatures. The horizontal axis is the day of the year, 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 Prince George, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The clearer part of the year in Prince George begins around May 8 and lasts for 4.7 months, ending around September 30. On August 1, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 60% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 40% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around September 30 and lasts for 7.3 months, ending around May 8. On February 5, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 76% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 24% of the time.
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Prince George varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 9.2 months, from September 29 to July 3, with a greater than 29% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 40% on October 31.
The drier season lasts 2.9 months, from July 3 to September 29. The smallest chance of a wet day is 18% on July 31.
Among wet days, we distinguish between those that experience rain alone, snow alone, or a mixture of the two. Based on this categorization, the most common form of precipitation in Prince George changes throughout the year.
Rain alone is the most common for 9.9 months, from February 3 to December 1. The highest chance of a day with rain alone is 35% on October 20.
Snow alone is the most common for 2.1 months, from December 1 to February 3. The highest chance of a day with snow alone is 18% on December 24.
Daily Chance of Precipitation
To show variation within the months and not just the monthly totals, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Prince George experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
Rain falls throughout the year in Prince George. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around October 21, with an average total accumulation of 2.3 inches.
The least rain falls around February 22, with an average total accumulation of 0.6 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
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. Colder, drier snow tends to be on the higher end of that range and warmer, wetter snow on the lower end.
As with rainfall, we consider the snowfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Prince George experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly liquid-equivalent snowfall.
The snowy period of the year lasts for 5.6 months, from October 16 to April 3, with a sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent snowfall of at least 0.1 inches. The most snow falls during the 31 days centered around January 3, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 1.1 inches.
The snowless period of the year lasts for 6.4 months, from April 3 to October 16. The least snow falls around July 30, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall
The length of the day in Prince George varies extremely over the course of the year. In 2017, the shortest day is December 21, with 7 hours, 23 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 17 hours, 8 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 4:38 AM on June 17, and the latest sunrise is 3 hours, 51 minutes later at 8:29 AM on December 29. The earliest sunset is at 3:48 PM on December 13, and the latest sunset is 5 hours, 58 minutes later at 9:46 PM on June 24.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Prince George during 2017, starting in the spring on March 12, lasting 7.8 months, and ending in the fall on November 5.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time
The perceived humidity level in Prince George, as measured by the percentage of time in which the humidity comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable, does not vary significantly over the course of the year, remaining a virtually constant 0% throughout.
Humidity Comfort Levels
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Prince George varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the west for 5.5 months, from April 9 to September 25, with a peak percentage of 61% on July 17. The wind is most often from the south for 6.5 months, from September 25 to April 9, with a peak percentage of 56% on January 1.
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy experiences extreme seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The brighter period of the year lasts for 3.6 months, from May 1 to August 19, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.2 kWh. The brightest day of the year is June 15, with an average of 6.4 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 4.0 months, from October 19 to February 18, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 1.8 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 23, with an average of 0.6 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
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, 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.
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .