Climate in Alberta

Average daytime and nighttime temperatures

All climate diagrams on this site result from the collected data from twelve measuring weather stations in Alberta.
Weather stations at an altitude above 1400m have not been included.
All data correspond to the average monthly values of the last 20 years.

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The climate is predominantly frosty cold and in the winter months the mercury does not even reach the positive range. In the cold season, the maximum temperatures are well below zero. Due to the warmer temperatures, the best time for traveling is from May to September. Winter athletes will find their favorite weather conditions from November to March.
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Sunshine hours per day
The number of hours of sunshine refers to the time when the sun is actually visible. That is, without any obstruction of visibility by clouds, fog or mountains. With 10 hours per day, July is the sunniest month in the region of Alberta. In December, the sun shines the least.
Rain days per month
A rain day is a day on which at least 0.1 mm precipitation (=0.1 liter) per square meter falls. This can be rain, snow, hail or even dew. So it does not have to rain the whole day. With 10 rain days, June offers the most rain days, while February has the fewest.
Precipitation amount in mm/day
The amount of precipitation is measured in millimeters per square meter. Thus, at two mm/day, two liters of water fall on one square meter within 24 hours. With only 0.6 mm, the least amount of rain falls in February. June, on the other hand, has the most rain.
Relative humidity in %
Warm air can absorb more moisture than cold air. The relative humidity indicates how much moisture can be physically contained in the air. At high humidity, a person feels uncomfortable and perceives this as oppressive. In general, a relative humidity of 40-60% feels pleasant. With only 45% humidity on average, it is quite dry in December. The highest value of 63% is experienced here in May.
Absolute humidity in g/m³
In warm months, there is also a higher absolute humidity almost everywhere. At a temperature of 25°C, air can absorb up to 23 grams of water per cubic meter. At 20°C, it is only 17.3 grams. A relative humidity of 40% at 25°C thus corresponds to an absolute humidity of 9.2 grams of water. From a proportion of approx. 13.5 grams, humans perceive the air as muggy.
Map of Alberta

Most important cities in the region »Alberta«

Alone 2 major cities with over 1,000,000 inhabitants are located here. The region has a west-east extension of about 590 km and over 1040 km from north to south.

CityPopulationGeo position
Calgary1,372,17851° 3' 0"N114° 5' 7"W
Edmonton1,057,18153° 33' 1"N113° 28' 7"W
Red Deer104,39252° 16' 1"N113° 48' 7"W
Lethbridge101,79949° 41' 60"N112° 49' 7"W
Fort McMurray76,00056° 43' 36"N111° 22' 52"W
Medicine Hat63,13850° 3' 0"N110° 40' 6"W
St. Albert57,71953° 38' 0"N113° 38' 7"W
Sherwood Park55,06353° 31' 1"N113° 19' 7"W
Grande Prairie41,46255° 10' 0"N118° 48' 10"W
Airdrie24,67351° 18' 0"N114° 2' 7"W
Spruce Grove17,76753° 32' 0"N113° 55' 7"W
Cochrane16,36551° 11' 0"N114° 28' 7"W
Camrose15,68653° 1' 1"N112° 50' 7"W
Leduc15,56153° 16' 1"N113° 33' 7"W
Fort Saskatchewan14,95753° 43' 1"N113° 13' 7"W
Okotoks14,82650° 43' 44"N113° 58' 58"W
Brooks12,74450° 35' 0"N111° 53' 6"W
Canmore12,28851° 5' 0"N115° 21' 7"W
Cold Lake11,59554° 27' 55"N110° 10' 54"W
Wetaskiwin11,30252° 58' 1"N113° 22' 7"W
Sylvan Lake10,51852° 19' 1"N114° 5' 7"W
Lacombe10,05952° 28' 1"N113° 44' 7"W
Strathmore10,00951° 3' 0"N113° 23' 7"W
Hinton9,88953° 24' 0"N117° 35' 8"W
High River9,82650° 35' 0"N113° 52' 7"W
Stony Plain8,93953° 32' 0"N114° 0' 7"W
Whitecourt8,76354° 9' 1"N115° 41' 8"W
Taber8,16349° 47' 13"N112° 8' 46"W
Morinville8,10853° 48' 1"N113° 39' 7"W
Edson7,97553° 35' 0"N116° 26' 8"W

Data basis: German Weather Service, individual values averaged and supplemented by own elements. Data on cities and inhabitants:, United Nations Statistics Division and own research.
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