Average Snowfall for Nunavut in December





The tables below list monthly averages for snowfall during December 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) this month. 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.

December snowfall averages
Days Place Inches Centi­metres
8 Baker Lake 5.3 13.5
10 Coral Harbour 5.8 14.8
10 Rankin Inlet 5.2 13.3

Eastern Nunavut

This section covers Baffin Island and the Melville Peninsula.

Total amount of snow in December on average
Days Place Inches Centi­metres
19 Cape Dorset 14.8 37.6
13 Cape Dyer 28.0 71.2
6 Cape Hooper 4.8 12.2
4 Dewar Lakes 2.2 5.6
9 Hall Beach 4.2 10.6
6 Igloolik 4.5 11.5
12 Iqaluit 9.2 23.4
6 Nanisivik 2.9 7.5
7 Pond Inlet 5.0 12.6
4 Qikiqtarjuaq 1.8 4.7

Western Nunavut

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

Average total snowfall in December
Days Place Inches Centi­metres
8 Cambridge Bay 2.7 6.8
12 Kugluktuk 8.6 21.9
11 Lupin 5.4 13.7

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 December snowfall
Days Place Inches Centi­metres
10 Alert 3.7 9.3
5 Eureka 2.1 5.4
7 Resolute 2.6 6.6
Reference

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

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