Average Sunshine in Nunavut for August

The tables below give August averages for the number of sunny days and hours of sunshine at places in Nunavut.

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

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 this month. Days statistics are for the typical number of days in August with any amount of measurable sunshine. All the data are averages for the years 1981 to 2010.

Southern Nunavut

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

Total August sunshine
% Sun Place Hours Days
39 Baker Lake 200 27
43 Coral Harbour 220 27

Eastern Nunavut

This section covers Baffin Island and the Melville Peninsula.

Average amount of sunshine in August
% Sun Place Hours Days
37 Cape Dorset 187 27
40 Igloolik 223 27
31 Iqaluit 157 26
31 Pond Inlet 192 27

Western Nunavut

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

August sunshine averages
% Sun Place Hours Days
34 Cambridge Bay 187 28
38 Kugluktuk 208 27

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.

Total average sunshine for August
% Sun Place Hours Days
36 Alert 269 24
32 Eureka 239 27
21 Resolute 138 23

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

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