Average Sunshine in Nunavut for May





The tables below give May 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 May 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 May sunshine
% Sun Place Hours Days
34 Baker Lake 194 23
42 Coral Harbour 240 26

Eastern Nunavut

This section covers Baffin Island and the Melville Peninsula.

Average amount of sunshine in May
% Sun Place Hours Days
27 Cape Dorset 157 25
39 Igloolik 260 29
32 Iqaluit 181 26
48 Pond Inlet 354 29

Western Nunavut

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

May sunshine averages
% Sun Place Hours Days
37 Cambridge Bay 245 28
39 Kugluktuk 247 26

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 May
% Sun Place Hours Days
58 Alert 429 27
65 Eureka 486 30
41 Resolute 308 27
Reference

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

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