Average Weather in Hearst Canada
In Hearst, the summers are long, comfortable, and partly cloudy and the winters are short, frigid, snowy, and overcast. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from -10°F to 74°F and is rarely below -30°F or above 84°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Hearst for warm-weather activities is from early July to mid August.
The warm season lasts for 3.9 months, from May 19 to September 16, with an average daily high temperature above 61°F. The hottest day of the year is July 25, with an average high of 74°F and low of 53°F.
The cold season lasts for 3.0 months, from December 2 to March 2, with an average daily high temperature below 23°F. The coldest day of the year is January 28, with an average low of -10°F and high of 11°F.
Average High and Low Temperature
Average Hourly Temperature
Novosibirsk, Russia (5,165 miles away); Ridder, Kazakhstan (5,490 miles); and Krasnoyarsk, Russia (5,136 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Hearst (view comparison).
In Hearst, 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 in Hearst begins around April 16 and lasts for 6.0 months, ending around October 17. On July 31, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 60% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 40% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around October 17 and lasts for 6.0 months, ending around April 16. On February 16, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 87% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 13% of the time.
Cloud Cover Categories
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Hearst varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 5.9 months, from May 1 to October 29, with a greater than 24% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 37% on July 8.
The drier season lasts 6.1 months, from October 29 to May 1. The smallest chance of a wet day is 12% on February 17.
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 in Hearst changes throughout the year.
Rain alone is the most common for 7.2 months, from April 6 to November 10. The highest chance of a day with rain alone is 37% on July 8.
Snow alone is the most common for 4.8 months, from November 10 to April 6. The highest chance of a day with snow alone is 15% on December 8.
Daily Chance of Precipitation
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. Hearst experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 7.9 months, from March 27 to November 23, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around July 5, with an average total accumulation of 3.2 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 4.1 months, from November 23 to March 27. The least rain falls around January 23, with an average total accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
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. Hearst experiences some seasonal variation in monthly liquid-equivalent snowfall.
The snowy period of the year lasts for 7.9 months, from September 27 to May 25, 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 26, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.9 inches.
The snowless period of the year lasts for 4.1 months, from May 25 to September 27. The least snow falls around August 2, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall
The length of the day in Hearst varies extremely over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 21, with 8 hours, 7 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 16 hours, 19 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:26 AM on June 16, and the latest sunrise is 3 hours, 5 minutes later at 8:31 AM on December 31. The earliest sunset is at 4:34 PM on December 11, and the latest sunset is 5 hours, 12 minutes later at 9:46 PM on June 25.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Hearst during 2018, starting in the spring on March 11, lasting 7.8 months, and ending in the fall on November 4.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time
The perceived humidity level in Hearst, 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
The average hourly wind speed in Hearst experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 7.4 months, from October 11 to May 23, with average wind speeds of more than 4.9 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is March 25, with an average hourly wind speed of 5.5 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 4.6 months, from May 23 to October 11. The calmest day of the year is July 25, with an average hourly wind speed of 4.3 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Hearst varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the north for 3.5 months, from February 22 to June 7, with a peak percentage of 37% on April 13. The wind is most often from the west for 2.6 months, from June 7 to August 26 and for 5.5 months, from September 7 to February 22, with a peak percentage of 42% on July 20. The wind is most often from the south for 1.7 weeks, from August 26 to September 7, with a peak percentage of 35% on September 3.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Hearst 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 Hearst for general outdoor tourist activities is from early July to mid August, with a peak score in the last week of July.
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 Hearst for hot-weather activities is from mid July to early August, with a peak score in the last week of July.
The growing season in Hearst typically lasts for 3.4 months (103 days), from around June 4 to around September 15, rarely starting before May 18 or after June 22, and rarely ending before August 25 or after October 4.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Hearst should appear around May 18, only rarely appearing before May 7 or after June 3.
Growing Degree Days
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 17, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.2 kWh. The brightest day of the year is June 19, with an average of 6.3 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.8 months, from October 22 to February 16, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 1.9 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 16, with an average of 0.8 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Hearst are 49.684 deg latitude, -83.667 deg longitude, and 817 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Hearst is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 95 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 806 feet. Within 10 miles is essentially flat (233 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (1,129 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Hearst is covered by trees (67%) and shrubs (16%), within 10 miles by trees (95%), and within 50 miles by trees (92%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Hearst, 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
There are 2 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Hearst.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Hearst according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.
The estimated value at Hearst is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Hearst and a given station.
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .