Southern Alberta Climate
Home of the Chinook
The Chinook - it’s a warm, dry wind that moves down the eastern slopes of the Rockies and can move the temperature from frigid cold to T-shirt weather within an hour. It moderates winters in the Region – generating the warmest winters on the prairies.
Then there’s the summer – bright blue skies, and warm temperatures. The area receives the highest amount of sunshine in Canada.
There’s one thing you should know – you have to appreciate the stiff breeze once in awhile for what it is: weather moderator in winter, and economic generator in the southwest corner of the Region – which has emerged as Canada’s wind energy capital.
|Average high °C||-5.6||-2.7||3.7||12.7||18.9||23.1||25.7||25||18.8||13.6||1.9||-4.2||10.9|
|Average low °C||-17||-14.1||-7.8||-1.7||4.2||8.8||10.9||9.7||4.2||-1.1||-9.7||-15.7||-2.4|
|Average high °F||22||27||39||55||66||74||78||77||66||56||35||24||52|
|Average low °F||1||7||18||29||40||48||52||49||40||30||15||4||28|
Source: Environment Canada