Average Sunshine in Nunavut for January

The tables below give January averages for the number of sunny days and hours of sunshine at cities 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 January 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 January sunshine
% Sun Place Hours Days
18 Baker Lake 30 10
22 Coral Harbour 38 13

Eastern Nunavut

This section covers Baffin Island and the Melville Peninsula.

Average amount of sunshine in January
% Sun Place Hours Days
5 Cape Dorset 8 5
0 Igloolik 0 0
19 Iqaluit 32 13
0 Pond Inlet 0 0

Western Nunavut

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

January sunshine averages
% Sun Place Hours Days
12 Cambridge Bay 7 3
18 Kugluktuk 18 9

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 January
% Sun Place Hours Days
0 Alert 0 0
0 Eureka 0 0
0 Resolute 0 0

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

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