Edmonton – Weather

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.

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