December Wind Chill at Cities in Canada





Here you'll find information on how much extreme wind chill Canadian cities normally have in December.

The tables below give the average number of days this month when the wind chill measures less than -20, -30 or -40.

Those wind chill measures equate to a temperature that feels like -20, -30 or -40 degrees Celsius (-4, -22, -40 degrees Farhenheit). The numbers are averages of weather data collected from 1981 to 2010.

When the weather is chilly outside, a bit of breeze makes a cool day seem even colder. That's when "wind chill" helps you estimate how cold the outdoor air really feels.

Wind chill is an index that Environment Canada uses to measure perceived temperature. The index combines temperature and wind speed to come up with a number that reflects how cold it actually feels on a person's exposed skin. Stronger winds produce a lower wind chill.

Average total days in December of wind chill below -20, -30 or -40
City -20 -30 -40
Abbotsford, British Columbia 0 0 0
Calgary, Alberta 11 4 1
Edmonton, Alberta 12 5 1
Halifax, Nova Scotia 3 0 0
Kelowna, British Columbia 2 0 0
Kingston, Ontario 10 2 0
London, Ontario 4 0 0
Moncton, New Brunswick 10 2 0
Number of days on average with wind chill below -20, -30 or -40 in December
City -20 -30 -40
Montréal, Quebec 8 1 0
Ottawa, Ontario 10 2 0
Québec City, Quebec 11 2 0
Regina, Saskatchewan 22 10 4
Saguenay, Quebec 16 6 1
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan 21 10 4
Sherbrooke, Quebec 10 2 0
St. John, New Brunswick 8 1 0
Average days in December with wind chill below -20, -30 or -40
City -20 -30 -40
St. John's, Newfoundland 3 0 0
Sudbury, Ontario 14 4 0
Thunder Bay, Ontario 17 7 1
Toronto, Ontario 4 0 0
Vancouver, British Columbia 0 0 0
Victoria, British Columbia 0 0 0
Windsor, Ontario 3 0 0
Winnipeg, Manitoba 21 11 3
Reference

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

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