December Sunshine Averages for Canadian Cities





The tables here list the average amount of sun that major cities in Canada get in December. The numbers allow you to compare the month's total hours and days of sunshine for large Canadian urban areas.

For each city there are three measurements 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 December with any amount of measurable sunshine. All the data are averages for the years 1981 to 2010.

Total December sunshine
% Sun City Hours Days
25 Abbotsford, British Columbia 65 17
46 Calgary, Alberta 114 27
36 Edmonton, Alberta 84 23
20 Guelph, Ontario 55 18
38 Halifax, Nova Scotia 105 23
25 Hamilton, Ontario 71 19
14 Kelowna, British Columbia 35 16
26 Kingston, Ontario 73 20
19 London, Ontario 52 16
Average amount of sun in December
% Sun City Hours Days
37 Moncton, New Brunswick 101 21
31 Montréal, Quebec 84 21
30 Ottawa, Ontario 83 20
25 Peterborough, Ontario 69 18
31 Québec City, Quebec 82 20
34 Regina, Saskatchewan 85 22
36 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan 86 23
25 Sherbrooke, Quebec 59 20
25 St. Catharines - Niagara, Ontario 69 18
December sun averages
% Sun City Hours Days
37 Saint John, New Brunswick 102 21
24 St. John's, Newfoundland 62 18
24 Sudbury, Ontario 64 17
35 Thunder Bay, Ontario 91 21
28 Toronto, Ontario 78 20
22 Vancouver, British Columbia 56 16
23 Victoria, British Columbia 59 19
39 Winnipeg, Manitoba 99 23
Reference

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

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