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Average Weather at North Battleford Airport Canada

At North Battleford Airport, the summers are long, comfortable, and partly cloudy and the winters are frigid, dry, windy, and mostly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from -3°F to 77°F and is rarely below -27°F or above 87°F.

Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit North Battleford Airport for warm-weather activities is from early July to mid August.

Climate Summary

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Temperature

The warm season lasts for 4.2 months, from May 13 to September 19, with an average daily high temperature above 64°F. The hottest day of the year is July 27, with an average high of 77°F and low of 54°F.

The cold season lasts for 3.5 months, from November 22 to March 6, with an average daily high temperature below 26°F. The coldest day of the year is January 5, with an average low of -3°F and high of 13°F.

Average High and Low Temperature

The daily average high (red line) and low (blue line) temperature, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted lines are the corresponding average perceived temperatures.

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

Average Hourly Temperature at North Battleford AirportJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM4 AM8 AM12 PM4 PM8 PM12 AMfrigidfrigidcoldcoolcoolcomfortablefreezingfreezing
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands: 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 shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Chelyabinsk, Russia (4,962 miles away); Karagandy, Kazakhstan (5,353 miles); and Novokuznetsk, Russia (5,029 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to North Battleford Airport (view comparison).

Clouds

At North Battleford Airport, 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 at North Battleford Airport begins around May 11 and lasts for 5.2 months, ending around October 18. On July 30, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 66% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 34% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around October 18 and lasts for 6.8 months, ending around May 11. On February 20, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 70% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 30% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories

Cloud Cover Categories at North Battleford AirportclearercloudiercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Jul 3066%Jul 3066%Feb 2030%Feb 2030%May 1148%May 1148%Oct 1848%Oct 1848%clearmostly clearpartly cloudymostly cloudyovercast
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds: clear < 20% < mostly clear < 40% < partly cloudy < 60% < mostly cloudy < 80% < overcast.

Precipitation

A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days at North Battleford Airport varies throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 3.4 months, from May 19 to August 31, with a greater than 18% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 30% on July 1.

The drier season lasts 8.6 months, from August 31 to May 19. The smallest chance of a wet day is 5% 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 at North Battleford Airport changes throughout the year.

Rain alone is the most common for 7.3 months, from March 29 to November 6. The highest chance of a day with rain alone is 30% on July 1.

Snow alone is the most common for 4.7 months, from November 6 to March 29. The highest chance of a day with snow alone is 7% on January 15.

Daily Chance of Precipitation

Daily Chance of Precipitation at North Battleford AirportsnowrainsnowJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Jul 130%Jul 130%Feb 165%Feb 165%Mar 298%Mar 298%Nov 69%Nov 69%Jan 16%Jan 16%May 1918%May 1918%Aug 3118%Aug 3118%rain
The percentage of days in which various types of precipitation are observed, excluding trace quantities: rain alone, snow alone, and mixed (both rain and snow fell in the same day).

Rainfall

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. North Battleford Airport experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

The rainy period of the year lasts for 6.0 months, from April 10 to October 9, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around June 27, with an average total accumulation of 2.5 inches.

The rainless period of the year lasts for 6.0 months, from October 9 to April 10. The least rain falls around December 25, with an average total accumulation of 0.0 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall

The average rainfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average liquid-equivalent snowfall.

Snowfall

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. North Battleford Airport experiences some seasonal variation in monthly liquid-equivalent snowfall.

The snowy period of the year lasts for 6.5 months, from October 8 to April 23, with a sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent snowfall of at least 0.1 inches. The most snow falls during the 31 days centered around November 21, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.3 inches.

The snowless period of the year lasts for 5.5 months, from April 23 to October 8. The least snow falls around July 20, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.0 inches.

Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall

Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall at North Battleford AirportsnowsnowJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0.0 in0.5 in1.0 in1.5 in2.0 in2.5 inNov 210.3 inNov 210.3 inJul 200.0 inJul 200.0 inJan 210.3 inJan 210.3 inOct 80.1 inOct 80.1 inApr 230.1 inApr 230.1 in
The average liquid-equivalent snowfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average rainfall.

Sun

The length of the day at North Battleford Airport varies extremely over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 21, with 7 hours, 36 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 16 hours, 53 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight

Hours of Daylight and Twilight at North Battleford AirportJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hr12 hr, 7 minMar 2012 hr, 7 minMar 2016 hr, 53 minJun 2116 hr, 53 minJun 2112 hr, 12 minSep 2212 hr, 12 minSep 227 hr, 36 minDec 217 hr, 36 minDec 21nightnightday
The number of hours during which the Sun is visible (black line). From bottom (most yellow) to top (most gray), the color bands indicate: full daylight, twilight (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and full night.

The earliest sunrise is at 4:47 AM on June 17, and the latest sunrise is 4 hours, 37 minutes later at 9:25 AM on December 30. The earliest sunset is at 4:57 PM on December 13, and the latest sunset is 4 hours, 44 minutes later at 9:41 PM on June 24.

Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed at North Battleford Airport during 2018.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight at North Battleford AirportJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMJun 174:47 AMJun 174:47 AM9:41 PMJun 249:41 PMJun 24Dec 134:57 PMDec 134:57 PM9:25 AMDec 309:25 AMDec 30daynightnightnightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunset
The solar day over the course of the year 2018. From bottom to top, the black lines are the previous solar midnight, sunrise, solar noon, sunset, and the next solar midnight. The day, twilights (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and night are indicated by the color bands from yellow to gray.

Humidity

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 perceived humidity level at North Battleford Airport, 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 1% of 1% throughout.

Humidity Comfort Levels

Humidity Comfort Levels at North Battleford AirportJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Jan 90%Jan 90%Jul 212%Jul 212%drydryhumidhumid
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point: dry < 55°F < comfortable < 60°F < humid < 65°F < muggy < 70°F < oppressive < 75°F < miserable.

Wind

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 at North Battleford Airport experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 8.5 months, from September 16 to June 1, with average wind speeds of more than 10.1 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is April 1, with an average hourly wind speed of 11.3 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 3.5 months, from June 1 to September 16. The calmest day of the year is August 3, with an average hourly wind speed of 8.9 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed

Average Wind Speed at North Battleford AirportwindywindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph2 mph4 mph6 mph8 mph10 mph12 mph14 mph16 mph18 mphApr 111.3 mphApr 111.3 mphAug 38.9 mphAug 38.9 mphJun 110.1 mphJun 110.1 mph
The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

The predominant average hourly wind direction at North Battleford Airport varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the east for 2.0 days, from April 10 to April 12 and for 3.4 weeks, from May 14 to June 7, with a peak percentage of 30% on May 27. The wind is most often from the north for 1.1 months, from April 12 to May 14, with a peak percentage of 29% on May 1. The wind is most often from the west for 10 months, from June 7 to April 10, with a peak percentage of 44% on January 1.

Wind Direction

Wind Direction at North Battleford AirportWNEWJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%westsoutheastnorth
The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions (north, east, south, and west), excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

Best Time of Year to Visit

To characterize how pleasant the weather is at North Battleford Airport 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 North Battleford Airport for general outdoor tourist activities is from early July to mid August, with a peak score in the last week of July.

Tourism Score

Tourism Score at North Battleford AirportJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468105.95.90.00.0 precipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperaturetourism score
The tourism score (filled area), and its constituents: the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line).

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 North Battleford Airport for hot-weather activities is from mid July to mid August, with a peak score in the last week of July.

Beach/Pool Score

Beach/Pool Score at North Battleford AirportJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468102.42.40.00.0 precipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperaturebeach/pool score
The beach/pool score (filled area), and its constituents: the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line).

Methodology

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.

Growing Season

Definitions of the growing season vary throughout the world, but for the purposes of this report, we define it 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).

The growing season at North Battleford Airport typically lasts for 4.0 months (124 days), from around May 19 to around September 19, rarely starting before May 2 or after June 5, and rarely ending before September 3 or after October 6.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season at North Battleford Airportgrowing seasonJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%May 1950%May 1950%Sep 1950%Sep 1950%Jun 590%Jun 590%Sep 390%Sep 390%May 210%May 210%Oct 610%Oct 610%0%Nov 270%Nov 27Jul 19100%Jul 19100%frigidfreezingcoldcoolcomfortablewarmvery cold
The percentage of time spent in various temperature bands: 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 black line is the percentage chance that a given day is within the growing season.

Growing degree days are a measure of yearly heat accumulation used to predict plant and animal development, and defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature, discarding any excess above a maximum temperature. In this report, we use a base of 50°F and a cap of 86°F.

Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms at North Battleford Airport should appear around May 9, only rarely appearing before April 30 or after May 20.

Growing Degree Days

Growing Degree Days at North Battleford AirportJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F200°F400°F600°F800°F1,000°F1,200°F1,400°F1,600°F1,800°FMay 990°FMay 990°FJul 25900°FJul 25900°FDec 311,613°FDec 311,613°F
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of the year, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Solar Energy

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 experiences extreme seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The brighter period of the year lasts for 3.7 months, from April 28 to August 18, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.5 kWh. The brightest day of the year is July 4, with an average of 6.7 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 3.6 months, from October 26 to February 14, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 2.0 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 19, with an average of 0.8 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy at North Battleford AirportbrightdarkdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh1 kWh2 kWh3 kWh4 kWh5 kWh6 kWh7 kWh8 kWh9 kWhJul 46.7 kWhJul 46.7 kWhDec 190.8 kWhDec 190.8 kWhApr 285.5 kWhApr 285.5 kWhAug 185.5 kWhAug 185.5 kWhOct 262.0 kWhOct 262.0 kWhFeb 142.0 kWhFeb 142.0 kWh
The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter (orange line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Topography

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of North Battleford Airport are 52.769 deg latitude, -108.244 deg longitude, and 1,795 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of North Battleford Airport contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 305 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,788 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (620 feet). Within 50 miles contains significant variations in elevation (1,257 feet).

The area within 2 miles of North Battleford Airport is covered by cropland (81%), within 10 miles by cropland (87%), and within 50 miles by cropland (82%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather at North Battleford Airport, 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

North Battleford Airport has a weather station that reported reliably enough during the analysis period that we have included it in our network. When available, historical temperature and dew point measurements are taken directly from this weather station. These records are obtained from NOAA's Integrated Surface Hourly data set, falling back on ICAO METAR records as required.

In the case of missing or erroneous measurements from this station, we fall back on records from nearby stations, adjusted according to typical seasonal and diurnal intra-station differences. For a given day of the year and hour of the day, the fallback station is selected to minimize the prediction error over the years for which there are measurements for both stations.

The stations on which we may fall back include but are not limited to North Battleford Rcs; Spiritwood West, Sask; Rosetown East, Sask; Kindersley Regional Airport; Saskatoon John G. Diefenbaker International Airport; Lloydminster Airport; Bodo AGDM; and Tulliby Lake Agcm.

Other Data

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.

Disclaimer

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.

We further caution that our travel scores are only as good as the data that underpin them, that weather conditions at any given location and time are unpredictable and variable, and that the definition of the scores reflects a particular set of preferences that may not agree with those of any particular reader.