January Wind Chill at Cities in Canada





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

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 January of wind chill below -20, -30 or -40
City -20 -30 -40
Abbotsford, British Columbia 0 0 0
Calgary, Alberta 12 6 1
Edmonton, Alberta 14 7 1
Halifax, Nova Scotia 9 1 0
Kelowna, British Columbia 2 1 0
Kingston, Ontario 9 2 0
London, Ontario 8 1 0
Moncton, New Brunswick 17 6 1
Number of days on average with wind chill below -20, -30 or -40 in January
City -20 -30 -40
Montréal, Quebec 17 5 1
Ottawa, Ontario 17 7 1
Québec City, Quebec 15 5 1
Regina, Saskatchewan 23 13 6
Saguenay, Quebec 25 14 3
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan 23 13 6
Sherbrooke, Quebec 18 8 1
St. John, New Brunswick 15 4 0
Average days in January with wind chill below -20, -30 or -40
City -20 -30 -40
St. John's, Newfoundland 8 0 0
Sudbury, Ontario 22 11 2
Thunder Bay, Ontario 22 12 3
Toronto, Ontario 9 2 0
Vancouver, British Columbia 0 0 0
Victoria, British Columbia 0 0 0
Windsor, Ontario 6 1 0
Winnipeg, Manitoba 25 16 6
Reference

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

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