Average Annual Precipitation for the Yukon





The tables below give yearly averages for rainfall plus snowfall at places in the Yukon. Each place has a total for how many days of wet weather it usually gets a year and for the normal amount of precipitation.

You can jump to a separate table for Southern, and Central & Northern Yukon.

The calculation of days only includes the days when precipitation totalled at least 0.2 millimetres (0.008 inches). The annual amount of precipitation is an average of weather data collected during 1981 to 2010.

Southern Yukon

This section covers places along the Alaska Highway, from Watson Lake at the east end where the highway first enters the Yukon from British Columbia, west to Beaver Creek near the Alaska border.

Average yearly precipitation
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
106 Beaver Creek 16.4 417
104 Burwash Landing 10.8 275
76 Carcross 11.0 280
83 Haines Junction 13.9 353
122 Johnsons Crossing 15.4 391
93 Otter Falls 11.8 299
140 Teslin 13.6 346
147 Watson Lake 16.4 416
121 Whitehorse 10.3 262

Central & Northern Yukon

Places in the Central Yukon are reached from the Klondike Highway, starting with Lake Laberge near the highway's south end, northwest to Dawson City. From the Klondike Highway, Faro lies east of Carmacks, while Mayo is northeast of Stewart Crossing. Old Crow, a village north of the Arctic Circle on the Porcupine River, is the Yukon's northernmost settlement.

Annual averages for rainfall plus snowfall
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
100 Braeburn 11.5 291
130 Dawson City 12.8 324
141 Faro 12.6 320
116 Lake Laberge 12.3 313
131 Mayo 12.3 314
129 Old Crow 11.0 279
116 Pelly Crossing 12.6 321
Reference

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

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