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Average Weather at Bratts Lake, Sask. Canada

At Bratts Lake, Sask., the summers are long and comfortable; the winters are frigid, dry, and windy; and it is partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from -2°F to 79°F and is rarely below -25°F or above 90°F.

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

Climate Summary

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Temperature

The warm season lasts for 4.0 months, from May 17 to September 19, with an average daily high temperature above 66°F. The hottest day of the year is August 6, with an average high of 79°F and low of 53°F.

The cold season lasts for 3.5 months, from November 24 to March 8, with an average daily high temperature below 28°F. The coldest day of the year is January 12, with an average low of -2°F and high of 16°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 Bratts Lake, Sask.JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM4 AM8 AM12 PM4 PM8 PM12 AMfrigidfrigidfreezingfreezingcoldcoolcoolcomfortablewarmvery cold
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 average hourly temperature, color coded into bands. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Ufa, Russia (5,106 miles away) and Zharyk, Kazakhstan (5,597 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Bratts Lake, Sask. (view comparison).

Clouds

At Bratts Lake, Sask., 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 Bratts Lake, Sask. begins around June 7 and lasts for 4.2 months, ending around October 14. On July 29, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 72% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 28% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around October 14 and lasts for 7.8 months, ending around June 7. On February 20, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 67% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 33% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories

Cloud Cover Categories at Bratts Lake, Sask.clearercloudiercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Jul 2972%Jul 2972%Feb 2033%Feb 2033%Jun 752%Jun 752%Oct 1453%Oct 1453%clearpartly cloudyovercastmostly clearmostly cloudy
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds.

Precipitation

A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days at Bratts Lake, Sask. varies throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 4.0 months, from May 7 to September 7, with a greater than 18% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 32% on June 22.

The drier season lasts 8.0 months, from September 7 to May 7. The smallest chance of a wet day is 4% on February 10.

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 Bratts Lake, Sask. changes throughout the year.

Rain alone is the most common for 7.3 months, from March 30 to November 7. The highest chance of a day with rain alone is 32% on June 22.

Snow alone is the most common for 4.7 months, from November 7 to March 30. The highest chance of a day with snow alone is 8% on January 9.

Daily Chance of Precipitation

Daily Chance of Precipitation at Bratts Lake, Sask.snowrainsnowJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Jun 2232%Jun 2232%Feb 104%Feb 104%Mar 309%Mar 309%Nov 79%Nov 79%Jan 17%Jan 17%May 718%May 718%Sep 718%Sep 718%rainsnow
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. Bratts Lake, Sask. experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

The rainy period of the year lasts for 6.2 months, from April 13 to October 19, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around June 20, with an average total accumulation of 2.2 inches.

The rainless period of the year lasts for 5.8 months, from October 19 to April 13. The least rain falls around December 30, 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

The sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent quantity of snowfall at Bratts Lake, Sask. does not vary significantly over the course of the year, staying within 0.1 inches of 0.1 inches throughout.

Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall

Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall at Bratts Lake, Sask.snowsnowJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0.0 in0.5 in1.0 in1.5 in2.0 in2.5 inDec 310.2 inDec 310.2 inJul 300.0 inJul 300.0 inMar 130.2 inMar 130.2 inOct 110.1 inOct 110.1 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 Bratts Lake, Sask. varies extremely over the course of the year. In 2019, the shortest day is December 21, with 8 hours, 3 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 16 hours, 24 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight

Hours of Daylight and Twilight at Bratts Lake, Sask.JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hr12 hr, 10 minMar 2012 hr, 10 minMar 2016 hr, 24 minJun 2116 hr, 24 minJun 2112 hr, 12 minSep 2312 hr, 12 minSep 238 hr, 3 minDec 218 hr, 3 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, 10 minutes later at 8:58 AM on December 31. The earliest sunset is at 4:55 PM on December 12, and the latest sunset is 4 hours, 17 minutes later at 9:13 PM on June 25.

Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed at Bratts Lake, Sask. during 2019.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight at Bratts Lake, Sask.JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMJun 174:47 AMJun 174:47 AM9:13 PMJun 259:13 PMJun 25Dec 124:55 PMDec 124:55 PM8:58 AMDec 318:58 AMDec 31daynightnightnightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunset
The solar day over the course of the year 2019. 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 Bratts Lake, Sask., 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 3% of 3% throughout.

Humidity Comfort Levels

Humidity Comfort Levels at Bratts Lake, Sask.JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Nov 140%Nov 140%Jul 205%Jul 205%drydrycomfortablecomfortablehumidhumid
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point.

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 Bratts Lake, Sask. experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 8.4 months, from September 25 to June 5, with average wind speeds of more than 10.9 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is March 26, with an average hourly wind speed of 12.2 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 3.6 months, from June 5 to September 25. The calmest day of the year is July 22, with an average hourly wind speed of 9.6 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed

Average Wind Speed at Bratts Lake, Sask.windywindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph2 mph4 mph6 mph8 mph10 mph12 mph14 mph16 mph18 mph20 mphMar 2612.2 mphMar 2612.2 mphJul 229.6 mphJul 229.6 mphSep 2510.9 mphSep 2510.9 mphJun 510.9 mphJun 510.9 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 Bratts Lake, Sask. varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the south for 4.0 weeks, from March 25 to April 22 and for 6.0 days, from May 14 to May 20, with a peak percentage of 28% on April 10. The wind is most often from the north for 3.1 weeks, from April 22 to May 14, with a peak percentage of 29% on April 29. The wind is most often from the west for 9.8 months, from May 30 to March 25, with a peak percentage of 45% on January 1.

Wind Direction

Wind Direction at Bratts Lake, Sask.WSNEWJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%westsouthnortheast
northeastsouthwest
The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions, excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1.0 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 Bratts Lake, Sask. 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 Bratts Lake, Sask. 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 Bratts Lake, Sask.best timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468106.36.30.00.0 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 Bratts Lake, Sask. 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 Bratts Lake, Sask.JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468103.03.00.00.0 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 Bratts Lake, Sask. typically lasts for 3.9 months (121 days), from around May 19 to around September 17, rarely starting before May 2 or after June 5, and rarely ending before August 31 or after October 3.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season at Bratts Lake, Sask.growing 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 1750%Sep 1750%Jun 590%Jun 590%Aug 3190%Aug 3190%May 210%May 210%Oct 310%Oct 310%0%Nov 270%Nov 27Jul 14100%Jul 14100%frigidfreezingcoldcoolcomfortablewarmvery cold
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 percentage of time spent in various temperature bands. 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 Bratts Lake, Sask. should appear around May 7, only rarely appearing before April 28 or after May 21.

Growing Degree Days

Growing Degree Days at Bratts Lake, Sask.JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F500°F1,000°F1,500°F2,000°FMay 790°FMay 790°FJul 20900°FJul 20900°FDec 311,797°FDec 311,797°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 3.6 months, from April 30 to August 19, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.8 kWh. The brightest day of the year is July 11, with an average of 7.0 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 3.6 months, from October 27 to February 13, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 2.2 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 22, with an average of 1.0 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy at Bratts Lake, Sask.brightdarkdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh1 kWh2 kWh3 kWh4 kWh5 kWh6 kWh7 kWh8 kWh9 kWhJul 117.0 kWhJul 117.0 kWhDec 221.0 kWhDec 221.0 kWhApr 305.8 kWhApr 305.8 kWhOct 272.2 kWhOct 272.2 kWhFeb 132.2 kWhFeb 132.2 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 Bratts Lake, Sask. are 50.200 deg latitude, -104.700 deg longitude, and 1,923 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Bratts Lake, Sask. is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 16 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,922 feet. Within 10 miles is essentially flat (121 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (1,329 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Bratts Lake, Sask. is covered by cropland (100%), within 10 miles by cropland (99%), and within 50 miles by cropland (91%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather at Bratts Lake, Sask., 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

Bratts Lake, Sask. 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 Regina University, Regina, Moose Jaw, CFB Moose Jaw, Weyburn Automatic Weather Reporting System, Indian Head, Assiniboia Airport, and Last Mountain.

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.