Best Time To Visit Yellowknife - Time To Go To Yellowknife

Yellowknife has a subarctic climate which means there are twenty hours of sunshine in summer and just about 5 hours of it in winter.  Biting cold winters give way to sunny, welcoming summers that bring with it lots of hustle-bustle and smiling faces. Without a doubt, the best time to visit Yellowknife is during summer, in the months of June to September.

  • Winters: To really experience the chill of winter, head to the North Western Territory. Winter months start from late October to February and beginning of March too. The winter weather in Yellowknife is drier than most southern places; there is less moisture in the air, which means when you might not feel the cold but you can still get frost bite. Winter temperatures can fall down to -20 degree Celsius on an average and even spring sees temperatures drop to approximately -10 degree Celsius during the night.
  • Summers: Yellowknife is one of the sunniest places in Canada. Summers bring sunshine for almost 20-22 hours and average temperatures of 20 degree Celsius. Humidity can cause you to feel summers are more severe than they really are. During summer average high temperatures are 19 degree Celsius and average low temperatures are 10.1 degree Celsius.
  • Rain/Snow: The annual precipitation averages about 300 mm. The month of August has the most rainfall. The first snowfall of autumn for Yellowknife usually arrives in September or October, but can show up as early as August.

The season's last snowfall typically happens in April or May, although in some years a late snow lands in June.

Climate in Yellowknife

Know weather for your travel dates:

23-Sep-2018
Today 23 Sep

43

33

Mostly cloudy until evening.

Wind:3.34 m/s

Humidity:79%

Precipitation:0%

  • Mon 24 Sep
    47 | 33

    Mostly cloudy throughout the day.

  • Tue 25 Sep
    38 | 24

    Mostly cloudy throughout the day and breezy until evening.

  • Wed 26 Sep
    37 | 29

    Mostly cloudy throughout the day and breezy starting in the afternoon.

  • Thu 27 Sep
    36 | 24

    Overcast throughout the day and breezy until evening.

  • Fri 28 Sep
    35 | 25

    Mostly cloudy throughout the day.

  • Sat 29 Sep
    33 | 21

    Mostly cloudy throughout the day.

Month wise Weather in Yellowknife

Average Temperature in Yellowknife by month

  • 80℉
  • 60℉
  • 40℉
  • 20℉ 0℉
Apr

Average temperature: 21℉

Minimum temperature: -8℉

Maximum temperature: 48℉

May

Average temperature: 45℉

Minimum temperature: 19℉

Maximum temperature: 75℉

Jun

Average temperature: 55℉

Minimum temperature: 37℉

Maximum temperature: 75℉

Jul

Average temperature: 62℉

Minimum temperature: 41℉

Maximum temperature: 81℉

Aug

Average temperature: 62℉

Minimum temperature: 45℉

Maximum temperature: 82℉

Sep

Average temperature: 50℉

Minimum temperature: 36℉

Maximum temperature: 70℉

Oct

Average temperature: 32℉

Minimum temperature: 21℉

Maximum temperature: 52℉

Nov

Average temperature: 5℉

Minimum temperature: -22℉

Maximum temperature: 28℉

  • -20℉
  • -40℉
  • -60℉
  • -80℉
Jan

Average temperature: -4℉

Minimum temperature: -31℉

Maximum temperature: 21℉

Feb

Average temperature: -4℉

Minimum temperature: -35℉

Maximum temperature: 28℉

Mar

Average temperature: -0℉

Minimum temperature: -36℉

Maximum temperature: 36℉

Dec

Average temperature: -7℉

Minimum temperature: -33℉

Maximum temperature: 30℉

Highest temperature in Yellowknife is recorded as 82.4℉ in August.

Lowest temperature in Yellowknife is recorded as -36.4℉ in March.

Average Rain in Yellowknife by Month (in mm)

  • 40
  • 30
  • 20
  • 10 0
Jan

Average Rain: 6.24 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 78.94 mm

Feb

Average Rain: 8.74 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 49.56 mm

Mar

Average Rain: 10.18 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 41.82 mm

Apr

Average Rain: 2.27 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 34.08 mm

May

Average Rain: 15.83 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 317.42 mm

Jun

Average Rain: 25.18 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 176.54 mm

Jul

Average Rain: 35.06 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 238.48 mm

Aug

Average Rain: 33.12 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 202.81 mm

Sep

Average Rain: 12.9 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 134.72 mm

Oct

Average Rain: 14.43 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 69.68 mm

Nov

Average Rain: 9.24 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 46.45 mm

Dec

Average Rain: 3.14 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 10.85 mm

Maximum rain recorded in Yellowknife is 317.42 mm in May.

Months with no rains or lowest rains in Yellowknife is April.

Average Humidity in Yellowknife by Month (in %)

  • 100
  • 75
  • 50
  • 25 0
Jan

Average Humidity: 80%

Minimum Humidity: 68%

Maximum Humidity: 88%

Feb

Average Humidity: 78%

Minimum Humidity: 66%

Maximum Humidity: 87%

Mar

Average Humidity: 70%

Minimum Humidity: 57%

Maximum Humidity: 86%

Apr

Average Humidity: 64%

Minimum Humidity: 52%

Maximum Humidity: 86%

May

Average Humidity: 60%

Minimum Humidity: 40%

Maximum Humidity: 89%

Jun

Average Humidity: 59%

Minimum Humidity: 40%

Maximum Humidity: 80%

Jul

Average Humidity: 60%

Minimum Humidity: 46%

Maximum Humidity: 89%

Aug

Average Humidity: 70%

Minimum Humidity: 50%

Maximum Humidity: 94%

Sep

Average Humidity: 76%

Minimum Humidity: 59%

Maximum Humidity: 92%

Oct

Average Humidity: 85%

Minimum Humidity: 68%

Maximum Humidity: 97%

Nov

Average Humidity: 82%

Minimum Humidity: 70%

Maximum Humidity: 90%

Dec

Average Humidity: 78%

Minimum Humidity: 71%

Maximum Humidity: 94%

Most humid month in Yellowknife is October.

Least humid month in Yellowknife is June.

Best time to visit Yellowknife Attractions in September