May Sunshine Averages for Canadian Cities





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

Total May sunshine
% Sun City Hours Days
44 Abbotsford, British Columbia 209 27
52 Calgary, Alberta 249 29
57 Edmonton, Alberta 280 29
51 Guelph, Ontario 231 28
42 Halifax, Nova Scotia 193 24
54 Hamilton, Ontario 244 28
50 Kelowna, British Columbia 238 30
48 Kingston, Ontario 218 28
48 London, Ontario 220 28
Average amount of sun in May
% Sun City Hours Days
45 Moncton, New Brunswick 208 26
50 Montréal, Quebec 229 28
50 Ottawa, Ontario 230 28
48 Peterborough, Ontario 218 27
45 Québec City, Quebec 211 27
55 Regina, Saskatchewan 262 29
54 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan 263 30
46 Sherbrooke, Quebec 200 28
53 St. Catharines - Niagara, Ontario 242 29
May sun averages
% Sun City Hours Days
43 Saint John, New Brunswick 199 26
38 St. John's, Newfoundland 176 23
49 Sudbury, Ontario 228 27
55 Thunder Bay, Ontario 259 28
50 Toronto, Ontario 228 28
47 Vancouver, British Columbia 223 28
51 Victoria, British Columbia 241 29
60 Winnipeg, Manitoba 285 29
Reference

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

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