Average Weather in Yorkton Canada
In Yorkton, the summers are long, comfortable, and partly cloudy and the winters are frigid, snowy, windy, and mostly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from -4°F to 77°F and is rarely below -26°F or above 86°F.
The warm season lasts for 4.1 months, from May 15 to September 19, with an average daily high temperature above 63°F. The hottest day of the year is July 24, with an average high of 77°F and low of 55°F.
The cold season lasts for 3.5 months, from November 24 to March 7, with an average daily high temperature below 25°F. The coldest day of the year is January 12, with an average low of -4°F and high of 12°F.
Average High and Low Temperature
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
In Yorkton, 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 Yorkton begins around May 10 and lasts for 5.2 months, ending around October 16. On July 30, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 70% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 30% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around October 16 and lasts for 6.8 months, ending around May 10. On February 19, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 70% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 30% 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 Yorkton varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 4.1 months, from May 6 to September 8, with a greater than 19% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 32% on June 26.
The drier season lasts 7.9 months, from September 8 to May 6. The smallest chance of a wet day is 5% on February 16.
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 Yorkton changes throughout the year.
Rain alone is the most common for 7.2 months, from March 31 to November 6. The highest chance of a day with rain alone is 32% on June 26.
Snow alone is the most common for 4.8 months, from November 6 to March 31. The highest chance of a day with snow alone is 9% on December 20.
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. Yorkton experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 6.5 months, from April 10 to October 26, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around June 26, with an average total accumulation of 2.9 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 5.5 months, from October 26 to April 10. The least rain falls around January 17, 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. Yorkton experiences some seasonal variation in monthly liquid-equivalent snowfall.
The snowy period of the year lasts for 7.0 months, from October 9 to May 9, with a sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent snowfall of at least 0.1 inches. The most snow falls during the 31 days centered around December 5, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.4 inches.
The snowless period of the year lasts for 5.0 months, from May 9 to October 9. The least snow falls around July 22, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall
The length of the day in Yorkton varies extremely over the course of the year. In 2017, the shortest day is December 21, with 7 hours, 53 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 20, with 16 hours, 35 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 4:33 AM on June 16, and the latest sunrise is 4 hours, 21 minutes later at 8:54 AM on December 30. The earliest sunset is at 4:42 PM on December 12, and the latest sunset is 4 hours, 28 minutes later at 9:09 PM on June 24.
Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in Yorkton during 2017.
Sunrise & Sunset with 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 in Yorkton, 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
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 in Yorkton experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 8.3 months, from September 22 to June 1, with average wind speeds of more than 5.7 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is March 31, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.4 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 3.7 months, from June 1 to September 22. The calmest day of the year is July 31, with an average hourly wind speed of 5.0 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Yorkton varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the south for 3.0 weeks, from March 24 to April 14 and for 1.4 weeks, from May 28 to June 7, with a peak percentage of 29% on April 8. The wind is most often from the north for 1.4 months, from April 14 to May 26, with a peak percentage of 31% on April 29. The wind is most often from the west for 9.5 months, from June 7 to March 24, with a peak percentage of 44% on January 1.
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 3.7 months, from April 28 to August 19, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.6 kWh. The brightest day of the year is July 15, with an average of 6.9 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.6 months, from October 25 to February 14, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 2.1 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 19, with an average of 0.9 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Yorkton are 51.217 deg latitude, -102.468 deg longitude, and 1,657 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Yorkton is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 85 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,657 feet. Within 10 miles is essentially flat (154 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (945 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Yorkton is covered by cropland (53%) and artificial surfaces (43%), within 10 miles by cropland (85%) and grassland (11%), and within 50 miles by cropland (83%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Yorkton, 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 4 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Yorkton.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Yorkton 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 Yorkton is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Yorkton and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Yorkton Municipal Airport (96%, 5.4 kilometers, north); Roblin Man (1.8%, 77 kilometers, east); Broadview, Sask. (1.3%, 95 kilometers, south); and Indian Head (1.0%, 111 kilometers, southwest).
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.