Edmonton, where it's located

The climate of Edmonton is continental, with very cold winters and mild or pleasantly warm summers.
The city is the capital of the province of Alberta and is located at 700 meters (2,300 feet) above sea level, at the 53rd parallel north. About 220 km (135 mi) to the west are the Rocky Mountains.
We are in the Canadian prairies, characterized by low precipitation (especially in winter) and strong variations in temperature. On the coldest days of the year, the temperature can drop to -35 °C (-31 °F) or even below. In December 1977, it dropped to -45 °C (-49 °F), and in February 2019, to -40 °C (-40 °F). In summer, there can sometimes be hot days, with highs of 30 °C (86 °F) or more, but less than in the southernmost part of Canada; moreover, it can get cold at night even in the height of summer.
The average temperature of the coldest month (January) is of -10.4 °C (13 °F), that of the warmest month (July) is of 17.7 °C (64 °F). Here are the average temperatures.
Edmonton - Average temperatures
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Min (°C)-15-12-70510121160-8-13
Max (°C)-6-32111821232317100-4
Min (°F)5101932415054524332189
Max (°F)212736526470737363503225

Precipitation amounts to 455 millimeters (17.9 inches) per year: it is therefore quite scarce. It ranges from 10 mm (0.4 in) in the driest month (February) to 95 mm (3.7 in) in the wettest (July). Summer is the rainiest season due to afternoon thunderstorms, which can be accompanied by hail. On average, 125 cm (4.1 feet) of snow fall per year. Usually it snows from October to early May. Here is the average precipitation.
Edmonton - Average precipitation
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
Prec.(mm)201015304580956045202015455
Prec.(in)0.80.40.61.21.83.13.72.41.80.80.80.617.9
Days118891114151110899123

On average, there are around 2,345 sunshine hours per year. Here are the average sunshine hours per day.
Edmonton - Sunshine
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Hours34689101096633

Edmonton

Best Time


The best time to visit Edmonton is summer, from June to August, since it is the mildest season.