Sunshine in the Yukon: Average Hours and Days

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The tables below list yearly averages for the number of sunny days and hours of sunshine at Pelly Crossing, Watson Lake and Whitehorse in the Yukon.

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 during a year. Days statistics are for the typical number of days annually with any amount of measurable sunshine. All the data are averages for the years 1981 to 2010.

Average total sunshine in Pelly Crossing, Yukon
% Sun   Hours Days
  3 January       5     4
34 February     84   19
46 March   167   28
50 April   223   29
45 May   248   30
46 June   273   29
42 July   248   30
42 August   210   29
34 September   134   26
22 October     69   20
  7 November     14     7
  0 December       0     0
31 Annual 1674 251
Average amount of sun in Watson Lake, Yukon
% Sun   Hours Days
19 January     40   15
32 February     83   21
40 March   146   27
49 April   214   28
46 May   244   29
48 June   270   29
46 July   254   30
48 August   231   29
35 September   135   26
24 October     76   22
17 November     38   14
13 December     23   11
35 Annual 1755 280
Average sunshine for Whitehorse, Yukon
% Sun   Hours Days
21 January     44   18
42 February   106   24
45 March   163   29
54 April   239   29
47 May   251   30
47 June   267   29
44 July   248   30
46 August   227   30
34 September   133   27
27 October     85   24
18 November     40   16
15 December     27   15
37 Annual 1827 300
Reference

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

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