Extreme Wind Chill at Cities in Canada: Annual Averages





Here you'll find information on how much severe wind chill major Canadian cities normally have in a year.

The tables below give the average number of days annually when the wind chill measures less than -20, -30 or -40.

Those wind chill measures equate to a temperature that feels like -20, -30 or -40 degrees Celsius (-4, -22, -40 degrees Farhenheit). The numbers are averages of weather data collected from 1981 to 2010.

When the weather is chilly outside, a bit of breeze makes a cool day seem even colder. That's when "wind chill" helps you estimate how cold the outdoor air really feels.

Wind chill is an index that Environment Canada uses to measure perceived temperature. The index combines temperature and wind speed to come up with a number that reflects how cold it actually feels on a person's exposed skin. Stronger winds produce a lower wind chill.

Average total days in a year with wind chill below -20, -30 or -40
City -20 -30 -40
Abbotsford, British Columbia 1 0 0
Calgary, Alberta 42 16 3
Edmonton, Alberta 49 18 3
Halifax, Nova Scotia 21 2 0
Kelowna, British Columbia 5 1 0
Kingston, Ontario 37 7 0
London, Ontario 20 2 0
Moncton, New Brunswick 48 12 1
Annual number of days on average with wind chill below -20, -30 or -40
City -20 -30 -40
Montréal, Quebec 42 9 1
Ottawa, Ontario 47 12 1
Québec City, Quebec 48 12 1
Regina, Saskatchewan 83 39 14
Saguenay, Quebec 78 34 5
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan 81 39 13
Sherbrooke, Quebec 52 16 2
St. John, New Brunswick 40 8 0
Average days annually with wind chill below -20, -30 or -40
City -20 -30 -40
St. John's, Newfoundland 22 2 0
Sudbury, Ontario 68 24 3
Thunder Bay, Ontario 71 30 5
Toronto, Ontario 23 3 0
Vancouver, British Columbia 0 0 0
Victoria, British Columbia 0 0 0
Windsor, Ontario 13 1 0
Winnipeg, Manitoba 85 44 12
Reference

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

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