January Sunshine Averages for Canadian Cities





The tables here list the average amount of sun that major cities in Canada get in January. 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 January with any amount of measurable sunshine. All the data are averages for the years 1981 to 2010.

Total January sunshine
% Sun City Hours Days
25 Abbotsford, British Columbia 68 18
46 Calgary, Alberta 120 27
40 Edmonton, Alberta 101 25
28 Guelph, Ontario 80 22
38 Halifax, Nova Scotia 109 22
30 Hamilton, Ontario 87 21
15 Kelowna, British Columbia 39 16
32 Kingston, Ontario 93 20
22 London, Ontario 64 18
Average amount of sun in January
% Sun City Hours Days
41 Moncton, New Brunswick 116 22
36 Montréal, Quebec 101 21
35 Ottawa, Ontario 99 21
31 Peterborough, Ontario 88 21
35 Québec City, Quebec 99 20
36 Regina, Saskatchewan 96 24
41 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan 106 24
30 Sherbrooke, Quebec 86 21
22 St. Catharines - Niagara, Ontario 65 19
January sun averages
% Sun City Hours Days
44 Saint John, New Brunswick 125 23
24 St. John's, Newfoundland 65 19
31 Sudbury, Ontario 86 20
40 Thunder Bay, Ontario 110 22
30 Toronto, Ontario 86 21
22 Vancouver, British Columbia 60 18
26 Victoria, British Columbia 71 20
43 Winnipeg, Manitoba 115 24
Reference

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

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