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Edmonton, Alberta Climate & Temperature

  • Edmonton, Alberta, Canada is at 5334'N, 11331'W, 671 m (2203 ft). See map.
  • Edmonton, Alberta has a humid continental climate with severe winters, no dry season, warm summers and strong seasonality (Kppen-Geiger classification: Dfb).
  • According to the Holdridge life zones system of bioclimatic classification Edmonton, Alberta is situated in or near the boreal moist forest biome.
  • The annual mean temperature is 3.6 degrees Celsius (38.5 degrees Fahrenheit). See the temperatures page for a monthly breakdown and the fixed scale graph.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 30 °C (54°F). This indicates that the continentality type is continental, subtype truly continental. Edmonton, Alberta Climate Graph
  • In the winter time records indicate temperatures by day reach -6.2°C (20.8°F) on average falling to -15.2°C (4.7°F) overnight.
  • In spring time temperatures climb reaching 9.7°C (49.5°F) generally in the afternoon with overnight lows of -1.1°C (30°F).
  • During summer average high temperatures are 22.1°C (71.8°F) and average low temperatures are 11°C (51.7°F).
  • Come autumn/ fall temperatures decrease achieving average highs of 9.3°C (48.7°F) during the day and lows of -0.7°C (30.7°F) generally shortly after sunrise.
  • Total annual Precipitation averages 461.1 mm (18.2 inches) which is equivalent to 461.1 Litres/m (11.31 Gallons/ft).
  • On average there are 2205 hours of sunshine per year. Visit the sunshine and daylight section to check monthly details including how high in the sky the sun reaches each month.
  • Were you to burrow down through the centre of the Earth from Edmonton, Alberta you would pop up nearest to the climate station at Port-Aux-Francais, kerguelen islands, French Southern Lands where you would find a Tundra climate (Boreal rain forest biome).

Edmonton, Alberta Climate Table

  Climate Variable Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
 
Average Max Temperature °C ( °F) -8 (17) -4 (24) 1 (34) 11 (51) 18 (64) 21 (70) 23 (73) 22 (72) 17 (62) 11 (52) 0 (32) -6 (21) 9 (48)
 
Average Temperature °C ( °F) -13 (10) -9 (16) -4 (26) 5 (41) 12 (53) 16 (60) 18 (64) 17 (62) 11 (52) 6 (43) -4 (24) -11 (13) 4 (39)
 
Average Min Temperature °C ( °F) -17 (1) -14 (7) -8 (17) -1 (31) 6 (42) 10 (50) 12 (54) 11 (52) 6 (42) 1 (33) -8 (17) -15 (5) -2 (29)
 
Average Precipitation mm (in) 23 (1) 17 (1) 17 (1) 22 (1) 44 (2) 80 (3) 94 (4) 67 (3) 42 (2) 17 (1) 16 (1) 22 (1) 461 (18)
Number of Wet Days (probability of rain on a day %) 11 (35) 11 (39) 10 (32) 8 (27) 9 (29) 13 (43) 13 (42) 12 (39) 9 (30) 7 (23) 8 (27) 11 (35) 122 (33)
Average Sunlight Hours/ Day 2h 54' 4h 02' 5h 19' 7h 16' 8h 32' 8h 24' 9h 50' 8h 27' 6h 18' 5h 07' 3h 32' 2h 34' 6h 02'
Average Daylight Hours/ Day 8h 05' 9h 43' 11h 48' 13h 59' 15h 54' 16h 57' 16h 29' 14h 47' 12h 39' 10h 27' 8h 33' 7h 33' 12h 00'
Percentage of Sunny (Cloudy) Daylight Hours 37 (63) 43 (57) 46 (54) 53 (47) 55 (45) 50 (50) 61 (39) 58 (42) 51 (49) 50 (50) 43 (57) 35 (65) 50 (50)
Sun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (). 16.7 26 36.9 48.5 56.7 59.9 56.8 48.4 36.9 25.5 16.4 13.1 36.8

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