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Average Weather at Michel-Pouliot Gaspé Airport Canada

At Michel-Pouliot Gaspé Airport, the summers are comfortable; the winters are freezing, snowy, and windy; and it is partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 2°F to 73°F and is rarely below -14°F or above 82°F.

Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Michel-Pouliot Gaspé Airport for warm-weather activities is from early July to late August.

Climate Summary

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Temperature

The warm season lasts for 3.4 months, from June 5 to September 18, with an average daily high temperature above 62°F. The hottest day of the year is July 28, with an average high of 73°F and low of 54°F.

The cold season lasts for 3.3 months, from December 4 to March 15, with an average daily high temperature below 31°F. The coldest day of the year is January 30, with an average low of 2°F and high of 20°F.

Average High and Low Temperature

Average High and Low Temperature at Michel-Pouliot Gaspé AirportwarmcoldcoldJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec-20°F-10°F0°F10°F20°F30°F40°F50°F60°F70°F80°F90°F100°FJan 3020°FJan 3020°FJul 2873°FJul 2873°F2°F2°F54°F54°FJun 562°FJun 562°FSep 1862°FSep 1862°FDec 431°FDec 431°FMar 1531°FMar 1531°F42°F42°F44°F44°F18°F18°F14°F14°FLowHigh
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 Michel-Pouliot Gaspé AirportJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM4 AM8 AM12 PM4 PM8 PM12 AMfrigidfrigidfreezingfreezingvery coldcoldcoldcoolcomfortablevery coldfrigid
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.

Aniva, Russia (5,649 miles away) is the far-away foreign place with temperatures most similar to Michel-Pouliot Gaspé Airport (view comparison).

Clouds

At Michel-Pouliot Gaspé 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 Michel-Pouliot Gaspé Airport begins around June 8 and lasts for 5.1 months, ending around November 11. On September 3, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 58% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 42% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around November 11 and lasts for 6.9 months, ending around June 8. On January 11, 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 Michel-Pouliot Gaspé AirportclearercloudiercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Sep 358%Sep 358%Jan 1133%Jan 1133%Jun 846%Jun 846%Nov 1146%Nov 1146%clearmostly clearpartly cloudyovercast
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 Michel-Pouliot Gaspé Airport varies throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 6.2 months, from May 16 to November 22, with a greater than 31% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 38% on July 9.

The drier season lasts 5.8 months, from November 22 to May 16. The smallest chance of a wet day is 23% 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 Michel-Pouliot Gaspé Airport changes throughout the year.

Rain alone is the most common for 8.0 months, from April 1 to December 2. The highest chance of a day with rain alone is 38% on July 9.

Snow alone is the most common for 4.0 months, from December 2 to April 1. The highest chance of a day with snow alone is 20% on January 9.

Daily Chance of Precipitation

Daily Chance of Precipitation at Michel-Pouliot Gaspé AirportsnowrainsnowJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Jul 938%Jul 938%Feb 123%Feb 123%Apr 127%Apr 127%Dec 229%Dec 229%May 1631%May 1631%snowrainmixed
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. Michel-Pouliot Gaspé Airport experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

The rainy period of the year lasts for 11 months, from February 23 to January 9, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around October 22, with an average total accumulation of 3.5 inches.

The rainless period of the year lasts for 1.5 months, from January 9 to February 23. The least rain falls around February 5, with an average total accumulation of 0.3 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall

Average Monthly Rainfall at Michel-Pouliot Gaspé AirportrainJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 in1 in2 in3 in4 in5 in6 in7 inOct 223.5 inOct 223.5 inFeb 50.3 inFeb 50.3 inJul 213.2 inJul 213.2 inSep 22.9 inSep 22.9 in
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. Michel-Pouliot Gaspé Airport experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly liquid-equivalent snowfall.

The snowy period of the year lasts for 6.8 months, from October 18 to May 13, with a sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent snowfall of at least 0.1 inches. The most snow falls during the 31 days centered around March 3, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 2.0 inches.

The snowless period of the year lasts for 5.2 months, from May 13 to October 18. The least snow falls around August 9, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.0 inches.

Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall

Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall at Michel-Pouliot Gaspé AirportsnowsnowJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0.0 in0.5 in1.0 in1.5 in2.0 in2.5 in3.0 in3.5 inMar 32.0 inMar 32.0 inAug 90.0 inAug 90.0 inJan 191.9 inJan 191.9 inOct 180.1 inOct 180.1 inMay 130.1 inMay 130.1 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 Michel-Pouliot Gaspé Airport varies extremely over the course of the year. In 2019, the shortest day is December 21, with 8 hours, 16 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 16 hours, 10 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight

Hours of Daylight and Twilight at Michel-Pouliot Gaspé AirportJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hr12 hr, 9 minMar 2012 hr, 9 minMar 2016 hr, 10 minJun 2116 hr, 10 minJun 2112 hr, 12 minSep 2312 hr, 12 minSep 238 hr, 16 minDec 218 hr, 16 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 4:14 AM on June 16, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 57 minutes later at 7:11 AM on January 1. The earliest sunset is at 3:21 PM on December 11, and the latest sunset is 5 hours, 4 minutes later at 8:25 PM on June 26.

Daylight saving time (DST) is observed at Michel-Pouliot Gaspé Airport during 2019, starting in the spring on March 10, lasting 7.8 months, and ending in the fall on November 3.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time at Michel-Pouliot Gaspé AirportJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMJun 164:14 AMJun 164:14 AM8:25 PMJun 268:25 PMJun 26Dec 113:21 PMDec 113:21 PM7:11 AMJan 17:11 AMJan 1Mar 10DSTMar 10DSTDSTNov 3DSTNov 3daynightnightnightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunset
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. 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 Michel-Pouliot Gaspé 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 2% of 2% throughout.

Humidity Comfort Levels

Humidity Comfort Levels at Michel-Pouliot Gaspé AirportJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Nov 240%Nov 240%Jul 274%Jul 274%comfortablecomfortabledrydryhumidhumid
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 Michel-Pouliot Gaspé Airport experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 6.0 months, from October 16 to April 17, with average wind speeds of more than 10.4 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is January 12, with an average hourly wind speed of 13.6 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 6.0 months, from April 17 to October 16. The calmest day of the year is August 1, with an average hourly wind speed of 7.1 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed

Average Wind Speed at Michel-Pouliot Gaspé AirportwindywindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph2 mph4 mph6 mph8 mph10 mph12 mph14 mph16 mph18 mph20 mph22 mphJan 1213.6 mphJan 1213.6 mphAug 17.1 mphAug 17.1 mphOct 1610.4 mphOct 1610.4 mphApr 1710.4 mphApr 1710.4 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 Michel-Pouliot Gaspé Airport varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the north for 1.1 months, from April 8 to May 11, with a peak percentage of 32% on April 13. The wind is most often from the south for 1.2 months, from May 11 to June 16, with a peak percentage of 32% on June 13. The wind is most often from the west for 9.7 months, from June 16 to April 8, with a peak percentage of 47% on January 1.

Wind Direction

Wind Direction at Michel-Pouliot Gaspé AirportWNSWJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%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).

Water Temperature

Michel-Pouliot Gaspé Airport is located near a large body of water (e.g., ocean, sea, or large lake). This section reports on the wide-area average surface temperature of that water.

The average water temperature experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The time of year with warmer water lasts for 2.5 months, from June 30 to September 14, with an average temperature above 54°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is August 8, with an average temperature of 59°F.

The time of year with cooler water lasts for 5.1 months, from November 27 to April 30, with an average temperature below 37°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is February 23, with an average temperature of 31°F.

Average Water Temperature

Average Water Temperature at Michel-Pouliot Gaspé AirportwarmcoolcoolJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec25°F30°F35°F40°F45°F50°F55°F60°F65°FAug 859°FAug 859°F31°FFeb 2331°FFeb 23Jun 3054°FJun 3054°FSep 1454°FSep 1454°FNov 2737°FNov 2737°FApr 3037°FApr 3037°F
The daily average water temperature (purple line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Best Time of Year to Visit

To characterize how pleasant the weather is at Michel-Pouliot Gaspé 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 Michel-Pouliot Gaspé Airport for general outdoor tourist activities is from early July to late August, with a peak score in the last week of July.

Tourism Score

Tourism Score at Michel-Pouliot Gaspé Airportbest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468106.16.10.00.0 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 Michel-Pouliot Gaspé 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 Michel-Pouliot Gaspé AirportJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468102.92.90.00.0 precipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperature
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 Michel-Pouliot Gaspé Airport typically lasts for 3.6 months (110 days), from around June 2 to around September 21, rarely starting before May 16 or after June 20, and rarely ending before September 4 or after October 7.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season at Michel-Pouliot Gaspé Airportgrowing seasonJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Jun 250%Jun 250%Sep 2150%Sep 2150%Jun 2090%Jun 2090%Sep 490%Sep 490%May 1610%May 1610%Oct 710%Oct 710%0%Feb 280%Feb 28Jul 28100%Jul 28100%frigidfreezingcoldcoolcomfortablevery 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 Michel-Pouliot Gaspé Airport should appear around June 2, only rarely appearing before May 22 or after June 11.

Growing Degree Days

Growing Degree Days at Michel-Pouliot Gaspé AirportJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F200°F400°F600°F800°F1,000°F1,200°F1,400°FJun 290°FJun 290°FAug 16900°FAug 16900°FDec 311,300°FDec 311,300°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 3.5 months, from May 7 to August 21, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.3 kWh. The brightest day of the year is June 23, with an average of 6.4 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 3.4 months, from October 28 to February 11, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 2.0 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 21, with an average of 0.9 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy at Michel-Pouliot Gaspé AirportbrightdarkdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh1 kWh2 kWh3 kWh4 kWh5 kWh6 kWh7 kWh8 kWh9 kWhJun 236.4 kWhJun 236.4 kWhDec 210.9 kWhDec 210.9 kWhMay 75.3 kWhMay 75.3 kWhAug 215.3 kWhAug 215.3 kWhOct 282.0 kWhOct 282.0 kWhFeb 112.0 kWhFeb 112.0 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 Michel-Pouliot Gaspé Airport are 48.775 deg latitude, -64.479 deg longitude, and 190 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Michel-Pouliot Gaspé Airport contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 423 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 129 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (1,909 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (2,946 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Michel-Pouliot Gaspé Airport is covered by trees (74%) and herbaceous vegetation (16%), within 10 miles by trees (79%) and water (17%), and within 50 miles by water (58%) and trees (40%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather at Michel-Pouliot Gaspé 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

Michel-Pouliot Gaspé 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 Cap D'Espoir , Que.; Miscou Island, N. B.; Cap Madeleine Meteorological Aeronautical Presentation System; Bas Caraquet; Port Menier, Que.; Port-Menier Airport; New Carlisle1; and Bathurst Airport.

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.