Average Weather in Dryden Canada
In Dryden, the summers are long, comfortable, and partly cloudy and the winters are frigid, snowy, and overcast. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from -5°F to 77°F and is rarely below -26°F or above 86°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Dryden for warm-weather activities is from early July to late August.
The warm season lasts for 3.9 months, from May 18 to September 15, with an average daily high temperature above 64°F. The hottest day of the year is July 24, with an average high of 77°F and low of 58°F.
The cold season lasts for 3.0 months, from November 28 to February 28, with an average daily high temperature below 25°F. The coldest day of the year is January 15, with an average low of -5°F and high of 12°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 Dryden, 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 Dryden begins around April 14 and lasts for 6.1 months, ending around October 16. On August 1, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 67% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 33% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around October 16 and lasts for 5.9 months, ending around April 14. On February 12, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 80% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 20% of the time.
Cloud Cover Categories
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Dryden varies significantly throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 5.0 months, from May 3 to October 5, with a greater than 25% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 41% on June 21.
The drier season lasts 7.0 months, from October 5 to May 3. The smallest chance of a wet day is 9% on February 16.
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 Dryden changes throughout the year.
Rain alone is the most common for 7.8 months, from March 19 to November 12. The highest chance of a day with rain alone is 41% on June 21.
Snow alone is the most common for 4.2 months, from November 12 to March 19. The highest chance of a day with snow alone is 12% on January 14.
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. Dryden experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 7.9 months, from March 25 to November 21, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around June 23, with an average total accumulation of 3.9 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 4.1 months, from November 21 to March 25. The least rain falls around January 19, with an average total accumulation of 0.0 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. Dryden experiences some seasonal variation in monthly liquid-equivalent snowfall.
The snowy period of the year lasts for 7.0 months, from October 11 to May 12, 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 1, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.6 inches.
The snowless period of the year lasts for 5.0 months, from May 12 to October 11. The least snow falls around July 25, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall
The length of the day in Dryden varies extremely over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 21, with 8 hours, 6 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 16 hours, 20 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:02 AM on June 16, and the latest sunrise is 3 hours, 6 minutes later at 8:08 AM on December 31. The earliest sunset is at 4:10 PM on December 12, and the latest sunset is 5 hours, 13 minutes later at 9:23 PM on June 25.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Dryden during 2018, starting in the spring on March 11, lasting 7.8 months, and ending in the fall on November 4.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time
The perceived humidity level in Dryden, 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, staying within 5% of 5% throughout.
Humidity Comfort Levels
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The average hourly wind speed in Dryden experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 3.1 months, from February 24 to May 26, with average wind speeds of more than 5.5 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is April 14, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.1 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 8.9 months, from May 26 to February 24. The calmest day of the year is July 27, with an average hourly wind speed of 5.0 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Dryden varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the north for 2.6 months, from March 6 to May 25, with a peak percentage of 31% on April 10. The wind is most often from the south for 2.7 weeks, from May 25 to June 13 and for 3.6 weeks, from August 24 to September 18, with a peak percentage of 36% on September 2. The wind is most often from the west for 2.4 months, from June 13 to August 24 and for 5.6 months, from September 18 to March 6, with a peak percentage of 40% on July 31.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Dryden throughout the year, we compute two travel scores.
The tourism score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 65°F and 80°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Dryden for general outdoor tourist activities is from early July to late August, with a peak score in the last week of July.
The beach/pool score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Dryden for hot-weather activities is from mid July to early August, with a peak score in the last week of July.
For each hour between 8:00 AM and 9:00 PM of each day in the analysis period (1980 to 2016), independent scores are computed for perceived temperature, cloud cover, and total precipitation. Those scores are combined into a single hourly composite score, which is then aggregated into days, averaged over all the years in the analysis period, and smoothed.
Our cloud cover score is 10 for fully clear skies, falling linearly to 9 for mostly clear skies, and to 1 for fully overcast skies.
Our precipitation score, which is based on the three-hour precipitation centered on the hour in question, is 10 for no precipitation, falling linearly to 9 for trace precipitation, and to 0 for 0.04 inches of precipitation or more.
Our tourism temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 50°F, rising linearly to 9 for 65°F, to 10 for 75°F, falling linearly to 9 for 80°F, and to 1 for 90°F or hotter.
Our beach/pool temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 65°F, rising linearly to 9 for 75°F, to 10 for 82°F, falling linearly to 9 for 90°F, and to 1 for 100°F or hotter.
The growing season in Dryden typically lasts for 4.5 months (138 days), from around May 14 to around September 29, rarely starting before April 26 or after June 1, and rarely ending before September 13 or after October 16.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Dryden should appear around May 12, only rarely appearing before May 1 or after May 30.
Growing Degree Days
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 3.8 months, from April 27 to August 22, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.4 kWh. The brightest day of the year is June 26, with an average of 6.5 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.7 months, from October 24 to February 15, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 2.0 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 20, with an average of 0.9 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Dryden are 49.783 deg latitude, -92.750 deg longitude, and 1,247 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Dryden contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 177 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,257 feet. Within 10 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (479 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (702 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Dryden is covered by trees (70%) and water (20%), within 10 miles by trees (75%) and water (18%), and within 50 miles by trees (81%) and water (17%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Dryden, 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 are 3 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Dryden.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Dryden according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.
The estimated value at Dryden is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Dryden and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Dryden Regional Airport (97%, 5.4 kilometers, north); Rawson Lake (2.5%, 71 kilometers, west); and Atikokan Automated Reporting Station (0.9%, 141 kilometers, southeast).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .