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Northwest Territories Weather

Climate:
The climate of the Northwest Territories is harsh and severe.

Winters are long, bitterly cold, and marked by lengthy periods of darkness. Summers are short, generally cool to warm, and accompanied by long daylight hours.

Conditions are least severe in the Mackenzie Valley, where average temperatures vary from -10 F to -25 F (-23 C to -32 C) in January and reach 60 F (16 C) in July. Average temperatures elsewhere are considerably lower.

Precipitation, most of which is snow, is light, usually about 10 inches (250 mm) a year.


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Seasonal Temperature Averages:
PAULATUK - CAPE PERRY

High / Low Temperatures ( Fahrenheit )

(Jan) 24/-27 (Feb) 0/-28 (Mar) 10/-35 (Apr) 30/-14

(May) 37/8 (Jun) 39/28 (Jul) 48/29 (Aug) 52/34

(Sep) 50/24 (Oct) 30/12 (Nov) 12/-7 (Dec) 16/-19

YELLOWKNIFE

High / Low Temperatures ( Fahrenheit )

(Jan) 24/-42 (Feb) 6/-34 (Mar) 24/-27 (Apr) 42/2

(May) 46/20 (Jun) 68/38 (Jul) 68/48 (Aug) 67/52

(Sep) 63/37 (Oct) 40/21 (Nov) 28/-8 (Dec) 24/-36

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This page was last modified on July 14, 2016.