1. WeatherSpark.com
  2. Canada
  3. Nunavut
  4. Baker Lake Airport

Average Weather at Baker Lake Airport Canada

At Baker Lake Airport, the summers are short, cool, and mostly cloudy; the winters are long, frigid, dry, and partly cloudy; and it is windy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from -30°F to 64°F and is rarely below -44°F or above 75°F.

The warm season lasts for 2.9 months, from June 13 to September 10, with an average daily high temperature above 47°F. The hottest day of the year is July 22, with an average high of 64°F and low of 47°F.

The cold season lasts for 4.0 months, from November 26 to March 27, with an average daily high temperature below -2°F. The coldest day of the year is January 17, with an average low of -30°F and high of -18°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 Baker Lake Airport12 AM4 AM8 AM12 PM4 PM8 PM12 AMJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecfrigidfreezingchillycoldcool
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands: frigid < 15°F < freezing < 32°F < chilly < 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.

Clouds

At Baker Lake 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 Baker Lake Airport begins around May 10 and lasts for 4.4 months, ending around September 23. On July 29, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 49% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 51% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around September 23 and lasts for 7.6 months, ending around May 10. On April 4, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 82% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 18% of the time.

Cloud Cover

Cloud Cover at Baker Lake Airportclearercloudiercloudier0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecApr 482%Apr 482%Jul 2951%Jul 2951%May 1067%May 1067%Sep 2367%Sep 2367%overcastmostly cloudypartly cloudymostly clearclear
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 Baker Lake Airport varies throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 5.4 months, from May 13 to October 24, with a greater than 14% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 25% on August 21.

The drier season lasts 6.6 months, from October 24 to May 13. The smallest chance of a wet day is 3% on February 1.

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 Baker Lake Airport changes throughout the year.

Snow alone is the most common for 7.4 months, from October 10 to May 23. The highest chance of a day with snow alone is 11% on November 4.

Rain alone is the most common for 4.6 months, from May 23 to October 10. The highest chance of a day with rain alone is 25% on August 21.

Daily Chance of Precipitation

Daily Chance of Precipitation at Baker Lake Airportsnowrainsnow0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecAug 2125%Aug 2125%Feb 13%Feb 13%May 2316%May 2316%Oct 1018%Oct 1018%Jan 15%Jan 15%snowmixedrain
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. Baker Lake Airport experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

The rainy period of the year lasts for 4.9 months, from May 20 to October 16, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around July 22, with an average total accumulation of 2.2 inches.

The rainless period of the year lasts for 7.1 months, from October 16 to May 20. The least rain falls around February 12, 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. Baker Lake Airport experiences some seasonal variation in monthly liquid-equivalent snowfall.

The snowy period of the year lasts for 9.3 months, from September 13 to June 21, with a sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent snowfall of at least 0.1 inches. The most snow falls during the 31 days centered around May 4, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.8 inches.

The snowless period of the year lasts for 2.7 months, from June 21 to September 13. The least snow falls around July 27, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.0 inches.

Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall

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 Baker Lake Airport varies extremely over the course of the year. In 2017, the shortest day is December 21, with 4 hours, 1 minute of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 21 hours, 17 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight

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 2:47 AM on June 20, and the latest sunrise is 7 hours, 35 minutes later at 10:22 AM on December 24. The earliest sunset is at 2:22 PM on December 18, and the latest sunset is 9 hours, 42 minutes later at 12:04 AM on June 21.

Daylight saving time (DST) is observed at Baker Lake Airport 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

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time at Baker Lake Airport2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecJun 202:47 AMJun 202:47 AM12:04 AMJun 2112:04 AMJun 21Dec 182:22 PMDec 182:22 PM10:22 AMDec 2410:22 AMDec 24Mar 12DSTMar 12DSTDSTNov 5DSTNov 5daynightnightnightnight
The solar day over the course of the year 2017. 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. The transitions to and from daylight saving time are indicated by the 'DST' labels.

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 Baker Lake 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, remaining a virtually constant 0% throughout.

Humidity Comfort Levels

Humidity Comfort Levels at Baker Lake Airport0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecJul 30%Jul 30%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 Baker Lake Airport does not vary significantly over the course of the year, remaining within 0.4 miles per hour of 6.3 miles per hour throughout.

Average Wind Speed

Average Wind Speed at Baker Lake Airport0 mph1 mph2 mph3 mph4 mph5 mph6 mph7 mph8 mph9 mph10 mph11 mphJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecApr 226.7 mphApr 226.7 mphJul 125.9 mphJul 125.9 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 Baker Lake Airport is from the north throughout the year.

Wind Direction

Wind Direction at Baker Lake Airport0%20%40%60%80%100%JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecwestsoutheastnorth
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).

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 3.1 months, from May 1 to August 5, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 4.5 kWh. The brightest day of the year is June 20, with an average of 5.7 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 4.5 months, from October 11 to February 24, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 1.2 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 21, with an average of 0.0 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy at Baker Lake Airportbrightdarkdark0 kWh1 kWh2 kWh3 kWh4 kWh5 kWh6 kWh7 kWh8 kWhJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecJun 205.7 kWhJun 205.7 kWhDec 210.0 kWhDec 210.0 kWhMay 14.6 kWhMay 14.6 kWhAug 54.5 kWhAug 54.5 kWhOct 111.2 kWhOct 111.2 kWhFeb 241.2 kWhFeb 241.2 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 Baker Lake Airport are 64.299 deg latitude, -96.078 deg longitude, and 13 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Baker Lake Airport contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 390 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 74 feet. Within 10 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (469 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (971 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Baker Lake Airport is covered by water (43%), sparse vegetation (27%), and grassland (27%), within 10 miles by sparse vegetation (36%) and grassland (34%), and within 50 miles by sparse vegetation (42%) and grassland (37%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather at Baker Lake 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

Baker Lake 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.

There are no other weather stations in our network within 200 kilometers of this location. Consequently, in the case of missing or erroneous measurements from this station, we fall back on NASA's MERRA-2 modern-era reanalysis , adjusted according to typical seasonal and diurnal differences between this station and the wide-area MERRA-2 reconstructed values.

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.