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Watson Lake, Yukon Territory Climate & Temperature

  • Watson Lake, Yukon Territory, Canada is at 607'N, 12849'W, 689 m (2260 ft). See map.
  • Watson Lake, Yukon Territory has a subarctic climate that has severe winters, no dry season, with cool, short summers and strong seasonality (Kppen-Geiger classification: Dfc).
  • According to the Holdridge life zones system of bioclimatic classification Watson Lake, Yukon Territory is situated in or near the boreal moist forest biome.
  • The annual mean temperature is -3.1 degrees Celsius (26.4 degrees Fahrenheit). See the temperatures page for a monthly breakdown and the fixed scale graph.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 39.5 °C (71.1°F). This indicates that the continentality type is continental, subtype truly continental. Watson Lake, Yukon Territory Climate Graph
  • In the winter time records indicate temperatures by day reach -16.4°C (2.5°F) on average falling to -27.7°C (-17.9°F) overnight.
  • In spring time temperatures climb reaching 5.6°C (42°F) generally in the afternoon with overnight lows of -8.4°C (16.9°F).
  • During summer average high temperatures are 19.7°C (67.5°F) and average low temperatures are 7.2°C (45°F).
  • Come autumn/ fall temperatures decrease achieving average highs of 2.2°C (36°F) during the day and lows of -7.6°C (18.3°F) generally shortly after sunrise.
  • Total annual Precipitation averages 413.8 mm (16.3 inches) which is equivalent to 413.8 Litres/m (10.15 Gallons/ft).
  • Were you to burrow down through the centre of the Earth from Watson Lake, Yukon Territory you would pop up nearest to the climate station at Davis, Antarctica where you would find a Tundra climate.

Watson Lake, Yukon Territory Climate Table

  Climate Variable Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
 
Average Max Temperature °C ( °F) -19 (-3) -12 (11) -3 (27) 6 (43) 13 (56) 19 (66) 21 (70) 19 (67) 13 (55) 4 (40) -11 (13) -18 (0) 3 (37)
 
Average Temperature °C ( °F) -25 (-12) -18 (-1) -11 (13) 0 (31) 7 (44) 13 (55) 15 (59) 13 (55) 7 (45) 0 (32) -15 (4) -23 (-9) -3 (26)
 
Average Min Temperature °C ( °F) -30 (-22) -25 (-13) -19 (-1) -7 (19) 1 (33) 6 (43) 9 (48) 7 (44) 2 (35) -5 (24) -20 (-4) -28 (-18) -9 (16)
 
Average Precipitation mm (in) 30 (1) 22 (1) 17 (1) 14 (1) 38 (1) 54 (2) 60 (2) 44 (2) 45 (2) 34 (1) 26 (1) 29 (1) 414 (16)
Number of Wet Days (probability of rain on a day %) 14 (45) 12 (42) 11 (35) 7 (23) 9 (29) 12 (40) 13 (42) 12 (39) 12 (40) 12 (39) 16 (53) 16 (52) 146 (40)
Average Daylight Hours/ Day 6h 48' 9h 05' 11h 47' 14h 37' 17h 13' 18h 45' 18h 03' 15h 41' 12h 53' 10h 03' 7h 28' 6h 00' 12h 00'
Sun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (). 10.2 19.5 30.3 41.9 50.2 53.3 50.2 41.8 30.4 19 9.9 6.6 30.2

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