Average Sunshine in Nunavut for October

The tables below give October 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 October 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 October sunshine
% Sun Place Hours Days
18 Baker Lake 54 15
23 Coral Harbour 71 18

Eastern Nunavut

This section covers Baffin Island and the Melville Peninsula.

Average amount of sunshine in October
% Sun Place Hours Days
15 Cape Dorset 45 16
17 Igloolik 48 15
17 Iqaluit 51 18
15 Pond Inlet 39 13

Western Nunavut

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

October sunshine averages
% Sun Place Hours Days
20 Cambridge Bay 57 16
18 Kugluktuk 51 16

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 October
% Sun Place Hours Days
4 Alert 4 1
8 Eureka 12 4
12 Resolute 30 10

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

Nunavut Sunshine
Back to Top