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Climate and Average Weather Year Round at Argentia, Nfld Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

At Argentia, Nfld, the summers are short and cool; 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 22°F to 65°F and is rarely below 11°F or above 70°F.

Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Argentia, Nfld for warm-weather activities is from late July to early September.

Climate at Argentia, Nfld

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Argentia, Nfld weather by month. Click on each chart for more information.

The warm season lasts for 2.8 months, from July 1 to September 25, with an average daily high temperature above 58°F. The hottest month of the year at Argentia, Nfld is August, with an average high of 64°F and low of 57°F.

The cold season lasts for 3.6 months, from December 13 to April 1, with an average daily high temperature below 38°F. The coldest month of the year at Argentia, Nfld is February, with an average low of 22°F and high of 33°F.

Average High and Low Temperature at Argentia, Nfld

Average High and Low Temperature at Argentia, NfldwarmcoldJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F10°F10°F20°F20°F30°F30°F40°F40°F50°F50°F60°F60°F70°F70°F80°F80°F90°F90°F100°F100°FFeb 332°FFeb 332°FAug 1365°FAug 1365°F22°F22°F57°F57°FJul 158°FJul 158°FSep 2558°FSep 2558°FDec 1338°FDec 1338°FApr 138°FApr 138°F50°F50°F50°F50°F30°F30°F30°F30°FNowNow
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.
AverageJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
High 33°F33°F35°F42°F48°F54°F61°F64°F60°F52°F45°F38°F
Temp. 28°F27°F30°F37°F43°F49°F57°F61°F56°F48°F41°F33°F
Low 23°F22°F26°F33°F39°F45°F53°F57°F52°F44°F37°F29°F

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 at Argentia, Nfld

Average Hourly Temperature at Argentia, NfldJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM2 AM2 AM4 AM4 AM6 AM6 AM8 AM8 AM10 AM10 AM12 PM12 PM2 PM2 PM4 PM4 PM6 PM6 PM8 PM8 PM10 PM10 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowfreezingvery coldvery coldcoldcoldcoolfreezing
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.

Kodiak, Alaska, United States (3,827 miles away) and Shibetsu, Japan (6,052 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Argentia, Nfld (view comparison).

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At Argentia, Nfld, 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 Argentia, Nfld begins around June 26 and lasts for 4.6 months, ending around November 13.

The clearest month of the year at Argentia, Nfld is September, during which on average the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 52% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around November 13 and lasts for 7.4 months, ending around June 26.

The cloudiest month of the year at Argentia, Nfld is May, during which on average the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 68% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories at Argentia, Nfld

Cloud Cover Categories at Argentia, NfldclearercloudiercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Sep 954%Sep 954%May 1831%May 1831%Jun 2642%Jun 2642%Nov 1342%Nov 1342%NowNowclearmostly clearpartly cloudymostly 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.
FractionJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Cloudier 64%65%63%66%68%62%53%49%48%52%58%60%
Clearer 36%35%37%34%32%38%47%51%52%48%42%40%

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

The wetter season lasts 7.6 months, from July 10 to February 27, with a greater than 34% chance of a given day being a wet day. The month with the most wet days at Argentia, Nfld is November, with an average of 11.5 days with at least 0.04 inches of precipitation.

The drier season lasts 4.5 months, from February 27 to July 10. The month with the fewest wet days at Argentia, Nfld is March, with an average of 9.2 days with at least 0.04 inches of precipitation.

Among wet days, we distinguish between those that experience rain alone, snow alone, or a mixture of the two. The month with the most days of rain alone at Argentia, Nfld is November, with an average of 10.8 days. Based on this categorization, the most common form of precipitation throughout the year is rain alone, with a peak probability of 38% on November 1.

Daily Chance of Precipitation at Argentia, Nfld

Daily Chance of Precipitation at Argentia, NfldwetwetdryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Nov 2140%Nov 2140%Mar 1927%Mar 1927%Jul 1034%Jul 1034%NowNowsnowmixedrain
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).
Days ofJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Rain 5.0d3.8d4.8d7.5d9.5d9.2d10.1d9.4d10.1d11.1d10.8d7.9d
Mixed 3.5d3.4d2.9d1.2d0.2d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.5d2.2d
Snow 2.7d2.6d1.5d0.5d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.2d1.3d
Any 11.2d9.8d9.2d9.2d9.8d9.2d10.1d9.4d10.1d11.1d11.5d11.5d

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. Argentia, Nfld experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

Rain falls throughout the year at Argentia, Nfld. The month with the most rain at Argentia, Nfld is October, with an average rainfall of 4.0 inches.

The month with the least rain at Argentia, Nfld is March, with an average rainfall of 2.0 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall at Argentia, Nfld

Average Monthly Rainfall at Argentia, NfldJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 in0 in2 in2 in4 in4 in6 in6 in8 in8 in10 in10 in12 in12 in14 in14 inOct 74.0 inOct 74.0 inMar 152.0 inMar 152.0 inJun 283.0 inJun 283.0 inAug 62.7 inAug 62.7 inFeb 82.0 inFeb 82.0 inNowNow
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 snowfall.
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Rainfall 2.2″2.0″2.0″2.4″2.7″2.9″2.9″2.8″3.6″4.0″3.9″3.0″

Snowfall

As with rainfall, we consider the snowfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Argentia, Nfld experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly snowfall.

The snowy period of the year lasts for 5.5 months, from November 12 to April 27, with a sliding 31-day snowfall of at least 1.0 inches. The month with the most snow at Argentia, Nfld is February, with an average snowfall of 11.9 inches.

The snowless period of the year lasts for 6.5 months, from April 27 to November 12. The least snow falls around August 4, with an average total accumulation of 0.0 inches.

Average Monthly Snowfall at Argentia, Nfld

Average Monthly Snowfall at Argentia, NfldsnowsnowJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 in0 in5 in5 in10 in10 in15 in15 in20 in20 inJan 3112.7 inJan 3112.7 inAug 40.0 inAug 40.0 inNov 121.0 inNov 121.0 inApr 271.0 inApr 271.0 inNowNow
The average 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.
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Snowfall 11.2″11.9″7.8″2.0″0.2″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″1.2″5.6″

The length of the day at Argentia, Nfld varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2024, the shortest day is December 21, with 8 hours, 28 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 20, with 15 hours, 57 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight at Argentia, Nfld

Hours of Daylight and Twilight at Argentia, NfldJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hr12 hr, 8 minMar 2012 hr, 8 minMar 2015 hr, 57 minJun 2015 hr, 57 minJun 2012 hr, 13 minSep 2212 hr, 13 minSep 228 hr, 28 minDec 218 hr, 28 minDec 21nightnightdayNowNow
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.
Hours ofJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Daylight 9.0h10.3h12.0h13.7h15.1h15.9h15.5h14.2h12.5h10.8h9.3h8.5h

The earliest sunrise is at 5:08 AM on June 15, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 44 minutes later at 7:52 AM on January 1. The earliest sunset is at 4:15 PM on December 10, and the latest sunset is 4 hours, 51 minutes later at 9:06 PM on June 25.

Daylight saving time (DST) is observed at Argentia, Nfld during 2024, 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 at Argentia, Nfld

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time at Argentia, NfldJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMJun 155:08 AMJun 155:08 AM9:06 PMJun 259:06 PMJun 25Dec 104:15 PMDec 104:15 PM7:52 AMJan 17:52 AMJan 1Mar 10DSTMar 10DSTDSTNov 3DSTNov 3daynightnightnightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunsetNowNow
The solar day over the course of the year 2024. 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.

The figure below presents a compact representation of the sun's elevation (the angle of the sun above the horizon) and azimuth (its compass bearing) for every hour of every day in the reporting period. The horizontal axis is the day of the year and the vertical axis is the hour of the day. For a given day and hour of that day, the background color indicates the azimuth of the sun at that moment. The black isolines are contours of constant solar elevation.

Solar Elevation and Azimuth at Argentia, Nfld

Solar Elevation and Azimuth at Argentia, NfldJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM2 AM2 AM4 AM4 AM6 AM6 AM8 AM8 AM10 AM10 AM12 PM12 PM2 PM2 PM4 PM4 PM6 PM6 PM8 PM8 PM10 PM10 PM12 AM12 AM0001010101020203030304040506000010101020202020303040405050601966NowNow
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Solar elevation and azimuth over the course of the year 2024. The black lines are lines of constant solar elevation (the angle of the sun above the horizon, in degrees). The background color fills indicate the azimuth (the compass bearing) of the sun. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries of the cardinal compass points indicate the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for 2024. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the colored areas indicate when the moon is above the horizon. The vertical gray bars (new Moons) and blue bars (full Moons) indicate key Moon phases.

Moon Rise, Set & Phases at Argentia, Nfld

The time in which the moon is above the horizon (light blue area), with new moons (dark gray lines) and full moons (blue lines) indicated. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

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 Argentia, Nfld, 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 at Argentia, Nfld

Humidity Comfort Levels at Argentia, NfldJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Mar 200%Mar 200%Aug 144%Aug 144%NowNowcomfortablecomfortabledrydryhumidhumid
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.
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Muggy days 0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.3d1.1d0.5d0.1d0.0d0.0d

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 Argentia, Nfld experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 5.7 months, from October 16 to April 8, with average wind speeds of more than 9.2 miles per hour. The windiest month of the year at Argentia, Nfld is January, with an average hourly wind speed of 11.3 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 6.3 months, from April 8 to October 16. The calmest month of the year at Argentia, Nfld is July, with an average hourly wind speed of 7.0 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed at Argentia, Nfld

Average Wind Speed at Argentia, NfldwindywindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph0 mph2 mph2 mph4 mph4 mph6 mph6 mph8 mph8 mph10 mph10 mph12 mph12 mph14 mph14 mph16 mph16 mph18 mph18 mphJan 1411.5 mphJan 1411.5 mphAug 16.9 mphAug 16.9 mphOct 169.2 mphOct 169.2 mphApr 89.2 mphApr 89.2 mphNowNow
The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Wind Speed (mph) 11.311.010.28.97.77.27.07.28.29.19.810.9

The predominant average hourly wind direction at Argentia, Nfld varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the south for 3.5 months, from April 30 to August 15, with a peak percentage of 46% on July 15. The wind is most often from the west for 8.5 months, from August 15 to April 30, with a peak percentage of 51% on January 1.

Wind Direction at Argentia, Nfld

Wind Direction at Argentia, NfldWSWJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%NowNowwestsouthnortheast
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).

Argentia, Nfld 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 2.4 months, from July 16 to September 30, with an average temperature above 53°F. The month of the year at Argentia, Nfld with the warmest water is August, with an average temperature of 58°F.

The time of year with cooler water lasts for 4.7 months, from December 20 to May 11, with an average temperature below 37°F. The month of the year at Argentia, Nfld with the coolest water is March, with an average temperature of 32°F.

Average Water Temperature at Argentia, Nfld

Average Water Temperature at Argentia, NfldwarmcoolJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec30°F30°F35°F35°F40°F40°F45°F45°F50°F50°F55°F55°F60°F60°F65°F65°FAug 1959°FAug 1959°F32°FMar 132°FMar 1Jul 1653°FJul 1653°FSep 3053°FSep 3053°FDec 2037°FDec 2037°FMay 1137°FMay 1137°FNowNow
The daily average water temperature (purple line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.
WaterJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Temperature 34°F32°F32°F34°F38°F45°F53°F58°F56°F50°F44°F38°F

To characterize how pleasant the weather is at Argentia, Nfld 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 Argentia, Nfld for general outdoor tourist activities is from late July to early September, with a peak score in the second week of August.

Tourism Score at Argentia, Nfld

Tourism Score at Argentia, NfldJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810105.95.90.00.0NowNow cloudscloudsprecipitationprecipitationtourism 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 Argentia, Nfld for hot-weather activities is for the entire month of August, with a peak score in the second week of August.

Beach/Pool Score at Argentia, Nfld

Beach/Pool Score at Argentia, NfldJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810100.60.60.00.0NowNowtemperaturetemperature cloudscloudsprecipitationprecipitation
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.

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 Argentia, Nfld typically lasts for 6.3 months (193 days), from around May 1 to around November 10, rarely starting before April 12 or after May 22, and rarely ending before October 24 or after November 27.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season at Argentia, Nfld

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season at Argentia, Nfldgrowing seasonJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%50%May 150%May 150%Nov 1050%Nov 1090%May 2290%May 2290%Oct 2490%Oct 2410%Apr 1210%Apr 1210%Nov 2710%Nov 270%Dec 200%Dec 20Aug 10100%Aug 10100%NowNowfreezingvery coldcoldcoolfrigid
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 Argentia, Nfld should appear around July 4, only rarely appearing before June 22 or after July 15.

Growing Degree Days at Argentia, Nfld

Growing Degree Days at Argentia, NfldJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F200°F200°F400°F400°F600°F600°F800°F800°F1,000°F1,000°FJul 490°FJul 490°FDec 31867°FDec 31867°F
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of the year, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

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 3.4 months, from May 9 to August 22, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.0 kWh. The brightest month of the year at Argentia, Nfld is July, with an average of 5.9 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 3.7 months, from October 30 to February 19, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 1.9 kWh. The darkest month of the year at Argentia, Nfld is December, with an average of 1.0 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy at Argentia, Nfld

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy at Argentia, NfldbrightdarkdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh8 kWh8 kWh9 kWh9 kWhJul 106.0 kWhJul 106.0 kWhDec 260.9 kWhDec 260.9 kWhMay 95.0 kWhMay 95.0 kWhAug 225.0 kWhAug 225.0 kWhOct 301.9 kWhOct 301.9 kWhFeb 191.9 kWhFeb 191.9 kWhNowNow
The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter (orange line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Solar Energy (kWh) 1.11.93.14.35.25.85.95.24.02.51.41.0

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Argentia, Nfld are 47.298 deg latitude, -53.993 deg longitude, and 26 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Argentia, Nfld contains significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 499 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 45 feet. Within 10 miles contains significant variations in elevation (928 feet). Within 50 miles also contains very significant variations in elevation (1,227 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Argentia, Nfld is covered by water (61%), sparse vegetation (15%), and trees (12%), within 10 miles by water (59%) and trees (17%), and within 50 miles by water (48%) and trees (27%).

This report illustrates the typical weather at Argentia, Nfld, 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

Argentia, Nfld 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 Bow Drill Iii; Cape Race, Nfld; Terra Nova National Park CS, Nfld.; St. John's International Airport; St. Lawrence, Nfld.; Bonavista, Nfld.; Gander Airport; and Gander International 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 Algorithms 2nd Edition , 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 airports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .

Maps are © OpenStreetMap contributors.

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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.

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