Monthly climate in Edmonton, Canada

Last updated: June 27, 2022

Under the Köppen–Geiger climate classification Edmonton features a humid continental climate (Dfb). Temperatures typically range between -13 °C (9 °F) and 17 °C (63 °F) through the year, but rarely can drop to -41 °C (-42 °F) or can rise to as high as 35 °C (96 °F). The average annual precipitation amounts to about 551 mm (21.7 inches) and receives 101 rainy days on the 1 mm (0.04 inches) threshold annually. Edmonton enjoys an average of 2899 hours of sunshine throughout the year, and daylight varies from 7 hours 32 minutes to 16 hours 56 minutes per day.

Monthly average temperatures in Edmonton, Canada §

The warmest months in Edmonton are June, July and August, with daily mean temperatures ranging from 15 to 17 °C (60 - 63 °F) throughout the day. The coldest temperatures usually occur in January, February and December, when daily mean temperatures range from -13 to -9 °C (9 - 15 °F) throughout the day. On average each year, Edmonton experiences 21 days above 25 °C (77.0 °F) and 182 days below 0 °C (32.0 °F).

Monthly average temperatures with daily means, minimums and maximums for period, average high and low temperatures in Edmonton, Canada. Generated using Copernicus Climate Change Service information. Data for period from January 2017 to June 2022.
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Maximum 7°C
(45°F)
10°C
(50°F)
16°C
(62°F)
26°C
(79°F)
29°C
(84°F)
35°C
(94°F)
35°C
(96°F)
32°C
(91°F)
30°C
(87°F)
22°C
(73°F)
17°C
(62°F)
7°C
(46°F)
Mean maximum 6°C
(42°F)
6°C
(43°F)
11°C
(52°F)
20°C
(68°F)
26°C
(79°F)
27°C
(81°F)
30°C
(87°F)
29°C
(85°F)
26°C
(78°F)
20°C
(68°F)
10°C
(50°F)
5°C
(42°F)
Average high -6°C
(21°F)
-8°C
(17°F)
-0°C
(32°F)
8°C
(46°F)
17°C
(63°F)
20°C
(69°F)
23°C
(73°F)
22°C
(71°F)
16°C
(61°F)
9°C
(48°F)
-1°C
(31°F)
-6°C
(22°F)
Daily mean -11°C
(13°F)
-13°C
(9°F)
-5°C
(23°F)
2°C
(36°F)
11°C
(52°F)
15°C
(60°F)
17°C
(63°F)
16°C
(60°F)
10°C
(51°F)
3°C
(38°F)
-5°C
(23°F)
-9°C
(15°F)
Average low -15°C
(6°F)
-18°C
(0°F)
-10°C
(15°F)
-3°C
(26°F)
5°C
(40°F)
9°C
(49°F)
11°C
(52°F)
10°C
(50°F)
5°C
(41°F)
-2°C
(29°F)
-9°C
(16°F)
-13°C
(8°F)
Mean minimum -33°C
(-27°F)
-33°C
(-28°F)
-26°C
(-14°F)
-15°C
(6°F)
-3°C
(27°F)
3°C
(39°F)
7°C
(45°F)
3°C
(38°F)
-1°C
(30°F)
-9°C
(16°F)
-21°C
(-5°F)
-29°C
(-20°F)
Minimum -41°C
(-42°F)
-41°C
(-41°F)
-35°C
(-30°F)
-26°C
(-14°F)
-6°C
(21°F)
1°C
(34°F)
6°C
(43°F)
1°C
(35°F)
-3°C
(27°F)
-15°C
(6°F)
-23°C
(-9°F)
-40°C
(-39°F)

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Monthly average precipitation in Edmonton, Canada §

Edmonton usually has the most precipitation in June, July and August, with an average of 13 rainy days and 90 mm (3.5 inches) of precipitation per month. The driest months in Edmonton are January, February and December. On average, 19 mm (0.8 inches) of precipitation falls during these months.

Monthly average precipitation and precipitation days in Edmonton, Canada. Generated using Copernicus Climate Change Service information. Data for period from January 2017 to January 2022.
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average precipitation mm (inches) 18 (0.7) 20 (0.8) 24 (1.0) 29 (1.1) 61 (2.4) 99 (3.9) 102 (4.0) 69 (2.7) 46 (1.8) 27 (1.1) 36 (1.4) 20 (0.8)
Average precipitation days (≥ 1 mm) 5 5 7 7 8 14 16 11 8 7 7 6

Monthly sunshine hours in Edmonton, Canada §

The sunniest months in Edmonton are May, June and July, when the sun shines an average of 11 hours 18 minutes a day. Least sunny months in Edmonton: January, November and December receive an average of 4 hours 26 minutes of sunshine daily.

Mean monthly sunshine duration, average sunshine hours per day and mean daily daylight hours in Edmonton, Canada. Generated using Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service information. Data for period from January 2017 to January 2022.
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Mean monthly sunshine hours 114 174 241 270 338 346 356 329 230 206 147 147
Mean daily daylight hours 8h 6m 9h 49m 11h 55m 14h 4m 15h 57m 16h 56m 16h 23m 14h 40m 12h 36m 10h 28m 8h 33m 7h 32m

Solar UV radiation in Edmonton, Canada §

Edmonton experiences the highest level of ultraviolet (UV) radiation in May, July and August, when the maximum UV index can reach values of 7 - 9, which corresponds to the High / Very High category of sun exposure. January, November and December are in the Low exposure category. In these months, the maximum values of the UV index do not exceed 2. For more detailed information, check out our hourly Edmonton UV Index data.

Average daily maximum UV levels by month for Edmonton, Canada. Generated using Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service information. Data for period from January 2017 to June 2022.
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
UV Index (month maximum) 1 3 5 5 7 6 9 8 6 4 2 1