Sunshine in Alberta: Average Hours and Days a Year





The tables below list yearly 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 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.

Southern Alberta

Total annual sunshine
% Sun Place Hours Days
51 Brooks 2387 330
54 Lethbridge 2507 333
55 Medicine Hat 2544 330

Central Alberta

Average amount of sunshine yearly
% Sun Place Hours Days
52 Calgary 2396 333
50 Edmonton 2345 325
44 Edson 2040 319
41 Jasper 1913 325
47 Red Deer 2208 324

Northern Alberta

Annual average sun
% Sun Place Hours Days
46 Cold Lake 2156 310
44 Fort McMurray 2089 306
46 Grande Prairie 2198 314
41 High Level 2055 285
46 Slave Lake 2178 313
Reference

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

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