Sunshine in Quebec: Average Hours and Days a Year





The tables below list yearly averages for the number of sunny days and hours of sunshine at cities and towns in Quebec.

The places are grouped into a separate table for each region of the province: Southern Quebec, South-Central Quebec, Western Quebec, Gaspé Peninsula, North Shore and Northern Quebec.

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 during a year. Days statistics are for the typical number of days annually with any amount of measurable sunshine. All the data are averages for the years 1981 to 2010.

Southern Quebec

Total annual sunshine
% Sun Place Hours Days
44 Montréal 2051 305
40 Sherbrooke 1845 296
34 St Hyacinthe 1562 269
37 Thetford Mines 1723 290

South-Central Quebec

Average amount of sunshine yearly
% Sun Place Hours Days
41 Québec City 1916 290
41 Roberval 1913 298

Western Quebec

Annual average sun
% Sun Place Hours Days
37 Amos 1763 285
40 Maniwaki 1883 296
41 Ste-Agathe-des-Monts 1899 295
39 Val-D'or 1853 290

Gaspé Peninsula

Number of sunny hours and days a year on average
% Sun Place Hours Days
43 Gaspé 1970 297
38 Iles de la Madeleine 1793 285
35 Rimouski 1654 273

North Shore

Average total sunshine yearly
% Sun Place Hours Days
44 Baie-Comeau 2002 297
33 Blanc-Sablon 1469 243
42 Natashquan 1909 283
34 Schefferville 1567 283

Northern Quebec

Average total sunshine yearly
% Sun Place Hours Days
32 Inukjuak 1538 273
30 Kuujjuaq 1415 275
31 Kuujjuarapik 1474 265
36 Radisson 1735 273
Reference

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

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