The climate of Churchill (Canada)
Churchill is also described as the polar bear capital of the world.
Tourists who travel here mainly do so because they want to spot polar
bears. These animals will venture close to the city. Several tours are
organized for spotting polar bears. Global warming causes their
habitat to become smaller and smaller forcing them to go into
villages. Churchill has a subarctic climate. Winters are cold and
long, summers are cold and short. The Hudson Bay which is in the
vicinity freezes over rapidly during the winter. The cold polar winds
cause temperatures to drop as low as -27 degrees Celsius. During the
summer temperatures are around 12 degrees Celsius.
The figures below are based on long term weather and climate records.
They are an average for Churchill:
hours of sunshine
average days with
= 0-5 mm ●
= 6-30 mm ●
= 31-60 mm ●
= 61-100 mm ●
= 101-200 mm ●
over 200 mm = 0-0.2 inches ● = 0.2-1.2 inches ● = 1.2-2.4 inches ● = 2.5-4 inches ● = 4.1-8 inches ● = over 8 inches
More climate information
Climate figures are very useful but donít present a general impression
of the climate and the eventual weather circumstances within a certain
period. The figures donít always reflect the chance of wintry weather,
extreme heat or hurricanes. That is why we offer useful extra climate
information for each month of the year:
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