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The climate of Yellowknife (Canada)
Yellowknife is the capital of the province of North West Territories. The city is located on the north coast of the Great Slave Lake about 400 kilometers from the Arctic Circle. Yellowknife is the most northerly located city in Canada. The city was founded when gold was found here in 1935. Nowadays diamonds are also excavated here. The city has a semi-arid sub-arctic climate with about 300 millimeters of annual rain. The mountain range west of the city prevents rain from reaching Yellowknife. Because the city is situated on the water it gets a frost-free summer which makes it possible to grow crops here. During the summer temperatures are 20 degrees Celsius on average.

 

Climate information
The figures below are based on long term weather and climate records. They are an average for Yellowknife:

average
 maximum
temperature (įC)

average
minimum

temperature (įC)
average
hours of sunshine

per
day
average days with precipitation
per month
average
mm
precipitation
per month
average
sea
temperature (įC)
January -24 -32 2 9 n/a
February -20 -30 4 8 n/a
March -13 -25 6 7 n/a
April -1 -12 9 5 n/a
May 10 0 11 7 n/a
June 18 8 13 9 n/a
July 21 12 12 11 n/a
August 18 10 9 13 n/a
September 10 3 5 9 n/a
October 1 -4 2 10 n/a
November -11 -19 2 11 n/a
December -20 -28 1 10 n/a
= 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:
 

chance of
(very) hot

weather

chance of
(very) cool
weather
chance of
long-term

precipitation
chance of
hurricanes
(cyclones)
chance of
sunny days

UV-index

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
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