Yearly Snowfall Averages for Nunavut





The tables below list annual averages for snowfall at hamlets and settlements in Nunavut, Canada.

You can jump to a separate table for each section of the territory: Southern, Eastern, Western and Northern Nunavut.

The numbers are for the total amount of new snow and how many days it snows at least 0.2 centimetres (0.08 inches) in a year. The snowfall totals are averages based on weather data collected from 1981 to 2010.

Southern Nunavut

Communities here are in the Kivalliq Region. Baker Lake and Rankin Inlet are west of Hudson Bay, while Coral Harbour is on Southampton Island.

Yearly snowfall averages
Days Place Inches Centi­metres
70 Baker Lake 49.8 126.5
87 Coral Harbour 55.8 141.6
79 Rankin Inlet 51.9 131.9

Eastern Nunavut

This section covers Baffin Island and the Melville Peninsula.

Annual average snowfall
Days Place Inches Centi­metres
144 Cape Dorset 114.4 290.7
125 Cape Dyer 218.2 554.2
80 Cape Hooper 73.5 186.7
63 Dewar Lakes 55.4 140.6
89 Hall Beach 53.9 136.8
60 Igloolik 53.6 136.2
114 Iqaluit 90.3 229.3
87 Nanisivik 75.3 191.3
63 Pond Inlet 51.9 131.9
61 Qikiqtarjuaq 68.2 173.3

Western Nunavut

Known as the Kitikmeot Region, these places are on Nunavut's northern mainland and Victoria Island.

Total amount of snow in a year on average
Days Place Inches Centi­metres
80 Cambridge Bay 31.6 80.2
94 Kugluktuk 71.7 182.1
99 Lupin 54.3 138.0

Northern Nunavut

Resolute is located on Cornwallis Island. Eureka is farther north, on the west side of Ellesmere Island. Alert, on the northern coast of Ellesmere Island is Canada's northernmost weather station.

Average annual snowfall
Days Place Inches Centi­metres
108 Alert 72.7 184.6
57 Eureka 23.7 60.3
93 Resolute 43.8 111.2
Reference

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

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