The Climate and Weather of Edmonton, Alberta

Average Daily Maximum Temperature – Minimum – Sunshine – Raindays – Snowdays – Snowdepth – Windspeed

Located in Alberta, Edmonton has a prairie-steppe type climate.


This means it usually enjoys sunny weather, even in winter, and the majority of precipitation comes in summer.

Edmonton enjoys a dry climate with little of the summer humidity that bothers many people in Ontario.

Even in summer, Edmonton’s nights are rather cool.

Edmonton endures very cold winters, with quite a long snow season.

Snow depths of greater than 1 cm are seen on about 141 days each year in Edmonton compared with about 10 days each year in Vancouver, 35 days in Penticton, 65 days in Toronto, 88 days in Calgary, and 120 days in Ottawa.

Although it enjoys high sunshine hours, Edmonton’s weather is often changeable – it is also notoriously difficult to predict in detail from day to day.

Edmonton, Alberta

Month
of
year

Av. Daily
Max. Temp.
(°C)

Av. Daily
Min.
Temp. (°C)

Av. hours
Sun
(per day)

Av. Days
with
Rain

Av. Days
with
Snowfall

Av. Depth
Snow on
Ground (cm)

Av. Wind
Speed
(km per hr)

Jan.-8-193.11111912
Feb.-5-164.4182112
Mar.1-105.5191612
Apr.11-27.854314
May1738.8111015
Jun.2089.2140013
Jul.2299.8140010
Aug.2288.9130010
Sep.1736.4101012
Oct.11-25.252113
Nov.0-113.318511
Dec.-6-172.71101212

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