Average Annual Precipitation for Nunavut

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The tables below give yearly averages for rainfall plus snowfall at hamlets and settlements across Nunavut, Canada. Each place has a total for how many days of wet weather it usually gets a year and for the normal amount of precipitation.

The calculation of days only includes the days when precipitation totalled at least 0.2 millimetres (0.008 inches). The annual amount of precipitation is an average of weather data collected during 1981 to 2010.

You can jump to a separate table for each section of the territory: Southern, Eastern, Western and Northern Nunavut.

Southern Nunavut

Communities here are in the Kivalliq Region. Baker Lake and Rankin Inlet are west of Hudson Bay, while Coral Harbour is on Southampton Island.

Average yearly precipitation
Days Place Inches Millimetres
107 Baker Lake 10.7 272
125 Coral Harbour 11.9 303
122 Rankin Inlet 12.2 310

Eastern Nunavut

This section covers Baffin Island and the Melville Peninsula.

Annual averages for rainfall plus snowfall
Days Place Inches Millimetres
184 Cape Dorset 16.5 419
141 Cape Dyer 22.3 566
  95 Cape Hooper   9.5 241
  86 Dewar Lakes   9.6 243
116 Hall Beach   8.5 215
  89 Igloolik   8.8 222
152 Iqaluit 15.9 404
107 Nanisivik 10.7 271
  87 Pond Inlet   7.4 189
  72 Qikiqtarjuaq   8.0 203

Western Nunavut

Known as the Kitikmeot Region, these places are on Nunavut's northern mainland and Victoria Island.

Average amount of rain and snow a year
Days Place Inches Millimetres
110 Cambridge Bay   5.6 142
123 Kugluktuk   9.7 247
142 Lupin 11.8 298

Northern Nunavut

Resolute is located on Cornwallis Island. Eureka is farther north, on the west side of Ellesmere Island. Alert, on the northern coast of Ellesmere Island is Canada's northernmost weather station.

Average annual precipitation
Days Place Inches Millimetres
106 Alert   6.2 158
  68 Eureka   3.1   79
109 Resolute   6.3 161
Reference

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

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