Hot Sunny Summers and Cold Sunny Winters
Thanks to its northern location, Winnipeg residents enjoy 2,372 hours of sunlight annually (among the highest of Canadian cities). We also average 2,727 hours of clear skies per year, the highest of all Canadian cities.
In winter, temperatures average -12.9 degrees Celsius (8.8 degrees Fahrenheit) on average. Hot and dry summer days bring temperatures above 25 degrees Celsius (77.7 degrees Fahrenheit), while typical summer evenings are pleasantly cool. In all seasons, wide variations from the average values are quite common. The annual mean temperature is 2.6 degrees Celsius (36.7 degrees Fahrenheit).
Winnipeg averages approximately 51.4 centimetres (20.2 inches) of precipitation each year. More than half of the annual precipitation falls in the summer months, most frequently in the form of brief but sometimes heavy showers. Winnipeg receives 110 to 140 centimetres (43 to 55 inches) of snowfall annually.
- Average summer temperature 25.4⁰C (77.7⁰F)
- Average winter temperature -12.9⁰C (8.8⁰)
- Average annual precipitation 51.4 cm (20.2”)
- Average annual rainfall 41.6 cm (16.4”)
- Average annual snowfall 110.6 cm (43.5”)
Clearest Skies Year-Round: #1 Province in Canada
In a province-by-province comparison with the rest of Canada, Manitobans annually enjoy the most hours where total cloud amount is between 0 and 2 tenths. Relative to the Canadian average, Manitobans get over 500 more hours (almost 21 days) of clear skies each year.
|Rank||Province / Territory Average|
|Prince Edward Island||2059.25|
|Newfoundland and Labrador||1474.43|
|Weighted-Average - Canada||2047.68|
Source: Environment Canada