Sunshine in the Northwest Territories: Average Hours & Days





The tables below list yearly averages for the number of sunny days and hours of sunshine at Fort Simpson and Yellowknife in the Northwest Territories, Canada.

Each place has three measures 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 during a year. Days statistics are for the typical number of days annually with any amount of measurable sunshine. All the data are averages for the years 1981 to 2010.

Average total sunshine in Fort Simpson, Northwest Territories
% Sun   Hours Days
28 January 56 18
38 February 95 21
50 March 181 28
56 April 249 27
54 May 293 29
54 June 313 29
53 July 307 29
53 August 264 28
42 September 164 26
25 October 78 19
23 November 49 16
18 December 30 14
41 Annual 2078 283
Average amount of sun in Mould Bay, Northwest Territories
% Sun   Hours Days
0 January 0 0
0 February 0 0
28 March 98 21
50 April 287 29
36 May 268 28
41 June 297 29
34 July 254 28
17 August 121 24
12 September 50 15
7 October 15 6
0 November 0 0
0 December 0 0
25 Annual 1391 179
Average amount of sun in Norman Wells, Northwest Territories
% Sun   Hours Days
21 January 32 13
33 February 76 18
46 March 167 28
48 April 220 26
57 May 331 30
46 June 300 27
43 July 274 29
45 August 233 28
35 September 139 25
19 October 56 17
8 November 15 5
8 December 10 6
34 Annual 1852 252
Average amount of sun in Sachs Harbour, Northwest Territories
% Sun   Hours Days
0 January 0 0
16 February 28 9
47 March 169 27
55 April 276 28
35 May 252 27
55 June 397 29
34 July 254 26
25 August 153 24
19 September 77 20
14 October 37 11
0 November 0 0
0 December 0 0
33 Annual 1642 202
Average amount of sun in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories
% Sun   Hours Days
27 January 51 16
44 February 107 21
52 March 188 27
62 April 276 28
61 May 336 30
63 June 374 28
61 July 358 30
55 August 276 30
40 September 158 26
21 October 65 18
20 November 43 13
15 December 25 11
43 Annual 2256 277
Reference

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

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