Average Sunshine in Alberta for January

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The tables below give January averages for the number of sunny days and hours of sunshine at cities and towns in Alberta.

The places are grouped into a separate table for each region of the province: Southern, Central and Northern Alberta.

Each place has three measures of sunshine. The number for % Sun is the usual percentage of daylight hours with bright sunshine. Hours gives the total hours of bright sunshine that's normal this month. Days statistics are for the typical number of days in January with any amount of measurable sunshine. All the data are averages for the years 1981 to 2010.

Southern Alberta

Total January sunshine
% Sun Place Hours Days
37 Brooks   98 26
41 Lethbridge 110 26
41 Medicine Hat 110 26

Central Alberta

Average amount of sun in January
% Sun Place Hours Days
46 Calgary 120 27
40 Edmonton 101 25
35 Edson   87 23
28 Jasper   72 24
36 Red Deer   93 25

Northern Alberta

Average January sun
% Sun Place Hours Days
35 Cold Lake   87 22
33 Fort McMurray   78 21
32 Grande Prairie   78 22
24 High Level   53 16
33 Slave Lake   79 23
Reference

Environment Canada. Meteorological Service of Canada. Canadian Climate Normals. 1981-2010 Climate Normals & Averages.

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