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Calgary, Alberta Climate & Temperature

  • Calgary, Alberta, Canada is at 516'N, 1141'W, 1084 m (3557 ft). See map.
  • Calgary, 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 Calgary, Alberta is situated in or near the boreal wet forest biome.
  • The annual mean temperature is 3.9 degrees Celsius (39 degrees Fahrenheit). See the temperatures page for a monthly breakdown and the fixed scale graph.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 26 °C (46.8°F). This indicates that the continentality type is continental, subtype subcontinental.
  • In the winter time records indicate temperatures by day reach -2.1°C (28.2°F) on average falling to -14.1°C (6.6°F) overnight.
  • In spring time temperatures climb reaching 10.1°C (50.2°F) generally in the afternoon with overnight lows of -2.6°C (27.3°F).
  • During summer average high temperatures are 22.2°C (71.9°F) and average low temperatures are 8.5°C (47.3°F).
  • Come autumn/ fall temperatures decrease achieving average highs of 11°C (51.7°F) during the day and lows of -2.1°C (28.2°F) generally shortly after sunrise.
  • Total annual Precipitation averages 398.7 mm (15.7 inches) which is equivalent to 398.7 Litres/m (9.78 Gallons/ft).
  • On average there are 2156 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 Calgary, 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).

Climate Variable Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -4 (26) -1 (31) 3 (38) 11 (51) 16 (62) 21 (69) 23 (74) 23 (73) 17 (63) 13 (55) 3 (37) -2 (28) 10 (50)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -10 (15) -6 (21) -3 (28) 4 (39) 10 (49) 14 (57) 16 (62) 16 (60) 11 (51) 6 (42) -3 (27) -8 (17) 4 (39)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -16 (4) -12 (10) -8 (17) -2 (28) 3 (37) 7 (45) 10 (49) 9 (47) 4 (39) -1 (30) -9 (16) -14 (6) -3 (27)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) 12 (0) 10 (0) 15 (1) 25 (1) 53 (2) 77 (3) 70 (3) 49 (2) 48 (2) 16 (1) 12 (0) 13 (1) 399 (16)
rain days iconNumber of Wet Days (probability of rain on a day) 8 (26%) 8 (28%) 11 (35%) 9 (30%) 10 (32%) 13 (43%) 10 (32%) 11 (35%) 8 (27%) 7 (23%) 7 (23%) 7 (23%)   109 (30%)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day 03:15 04:12 04:42 06:06 07:40 07:48 10:11 08:50 06:12 05:03 03:42 02:56   05:54
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day 8h 27' 9h 55' 11h 48' 13h 48' 15h 32' 16h 28' 16h 03' 14h 31' 12h 35' 10h 35' 8h 51' 7h 58'   12h 00'
sunny or cloudy iconPercentage of Sunny (Cloudy) Daylight Hours 40 (60) 43 (57) 41 (59) 45 (55) 50 (50) 48 (52) 64 (36) 62 (38) 50 (50) 49 (51) 43 (57) 38 (62)   49 (51)
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (). 19.1 28.5 39.3 50.9 59.2 62.3 59.2 50.8 39.4 27.9 18.8 15.5   39.2

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