The climate of Northwest Territories (Canada)
Northwest Territories is one of the most northerly located provinces
in Canada. About one third of its inhabitants are descendants from the
original inhabitants. The colonization of Canada was much more
peaceful than the colonization of America because there was a dialogue
between the inhabitants and the colonists. The original Indian culture
has left its mark on present-day culture and the society. The area is
thinly populated and many wild species of animals live here: bears,
wolves, caribous and other species. Because Northwest Territories is a
very large area there are differences in climate. The southern part
has a sub-arctic climate, the northern part has a polar climate. The
south has short and warm summers with temperatures rising to 20
degrees Celsius. Winters are long and cold with temperatures between
-20 and -30 degrees Celsius. In the northern part summers are short
and cold with night time temperatures around freezing point. During
the winter temperatures may drop as low as -40 degrees Celsius. The
entire area is rather dry because the mountains in the west get most
of the rain. In the southern part storms are not uncommon.
The figures below are based on long term weather and climate records.
They are an average for Northwest Territories:
Please, note that local deviations may occur.
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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