Average Snowfall for Nunavut in October





The tables below list monthly averages for snowfall during October 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.

October snowfall averages
Days Place Inches Centi­metres
12 Baker Lake 9.6 24.4
13 Coral Harbour 10.5 26.7
12 Rankin Inlet 10.0 25.5

Eastern Nunavut

This section covers Baffin Island and the Melville Peninsula.

Total amount of snow in October on average
Days Place Inches Centi­metres
18 Cape Dorset 15.8 40.1
17 Cape Dyer 36.3 92.2
14 Cape Hooper 14.9 37.7
11 Dewar Lakes 12.2 30.9
15 Hall Beach 10.9 27.6
11 Igloolik 12.9 32.8
14 Iqaluit 11.6 29.4
14 Nanisivik 15.0 38.2
11 Pond Inlet 13.3 33.8
13 Qikiqtarjuaq 14.3 36.3

Western Nunavut

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

Average total snowfall in October
Days Place Inches Centi­metres
13 Cambridge Bay 6.3 15.9
15 Kugluktuk 13.8 35.0
17 Lupin 10.7 27.1

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 October snowfall
Days Place Inches Centi­metres
12 Alert 8.0 20.2
10 Eureka 4.3 10.9
13 Resolute 7.4 18.9
Reference

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

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