Average Weather in Brandon Canada
In Brandon, the temperature typically varies from -4°F to 78°F over the course of the year, and is rarely below -26°F or above 88°F.
The warm season lasts for 4.1 months, from May 16 to September 20, with an average daily high temperature above 65°F. The hottest day of the year is July 27, with an average high of 78°F and low of 55°F.
The cold season lasts for 3.4 months, from November 26 to March 6, with an average daily high temperature below 26°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
The length of the day in Brandon varies extremely over the course of the year. In 2017, the shortest day is December 21, with 8 hours, 6 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 16 hours, 21 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:30 AM on June 16, and the latest sunrise is 3 hours, 7 minutes later at 8:37 AM on December 31. The earliest sunset is at 4:38 PM on December 11, and the latest sunset is 5 hours, 14 minutes later at 9:52 PM on June 25.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Brandon 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
In Brandon, 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 Brandon begins around June 4 and lasts for 4.3 months, ending around October 12. On July 30, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 72% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 28% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around October 12 and lasts for 7.7 months, ending around June 4. On February 21, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 64% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 36% of the time.
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Brandon varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 4.3 months, from May 6 to September 15, with a greater than 20% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 34% on June 28.
The drier season lasts 7.7 months, from September 15 to May 6. The smallest chance of a wet day is 6% on February 12.
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 Brandon changes throughout the year.
Rain alone is the most common for 7.3 months, from March 28 to November 5. The highest chance of a day with rain alone is 34% on June 28.
Snow alone is the most common for 4.7 months, from November 5 to March 28. The highest chance of a day with snow alone is 10% 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 in the year. Brandon experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 7.0 months, from April 1 to November 2, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around June 25, with an average total accumulation of 3.0 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 5.0 months, from November 2 to April 1. The least rain falls around January 10, with and 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 in the year. Brandon experiences some seasonal variation in monthly liquid-equivalent snowfall.
The snowy period of the year lasts for 6.8 months, from October 13 to May 8, 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 4, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.4 inches.
The snowless period of the year lasts for 5.2 months, from May 8 to October 13. The least snow falls around July 26, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall
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 Brandon, 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 5% of 5% 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 Brandon experiences mildly seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 8.6 months, from September 16 to June 5, with average wind speeds of more than 5.6 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is March 31, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.3 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 3.4 months, from June 5 to September 16. The calmest day of the year is July 22, with an average hourly wind speed of 4.8 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Brandon varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the north for 2.7 months, from March 8 to May 29, with a peak percentage of 31% on April 2. The wind is most often from the south for 1.0 weeks, from May 29 to June 5, with a peak percentage of 29% on August 19. The wind is most often from the west for 9.1 months, from June 5 to March 8, with a peak percentage of 46% on December 29.
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 very significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The brighter period of the year lasts for 3.6 months, from April 30 to August 19, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.7 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 3.5 months, from October 26 to February 13, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 2.2 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 19, with an average of 1.0 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Brandon are 49.847 deg latitude, -99.953 deg longitude, and 1,276 ft elevation (map ).
The topography within 2 miles of Brandon contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 151 feet, and an average elevation above sea level of 1,233 feet. Within 10 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (459 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (1,467 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Brandon is covered by artificial surfaces (53%), cropland (25%), and grassland (20%), within 10 miles by cropland (67%) and grassland (26%), and within 50 miles by cropland (68%) and grassland (20%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Brandon, 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 Brandon.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Brandon 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 Brandon is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Brandon and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Brandon Municipal Airport (89%, 8 kilometers, north), Carberry Mcdc (7%, 44 kilometers, east), Melita, Man (2.1%, 97 kilometers, southwest), and Rugby Municipal Airport (1.7%, 110 kilometers, south).
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 .