Monday, August 31, 2009

Temperature and Climate in Thunder Bay

Current (August) temperatures in Thunder Bay range from an average high of 23 °Celsius (74 °Fahrenheit) to an average low of 10 °C (50° F) with record highs of 40 °C (105 °F) and record lows of -1 °C (30 °F).

The city is quite sunny with an average of 2167.7 hours of bright sunshine each year, ranging from 283.4 hours in July to 88.8 hours in November, sunnier than any city in Canada located to the east of it.

People in Thunder Bay are used to getting a white Christmas as they usually get an average of 44 centimeters (17.4 inches of snow) in December.

January temperatures range from an average high of -9 °Celsius (17 °Fahrenheit) to an average low of -21 °C (-6 °F) with record highs of 8 °C (47 °F) and record lows of -41 °C (-42 °F). That is cold enough that if only one kind thought is sent his way (to his mailbox), the temperature is bound to rise by a a degree or maybe two.

On January 10, 1982, the local temperature in Thunder Bay dropped to -36 °C (-33 °F ), with a wind speed of 54 km/h for a wind chill temperature that dipped to -58 °C (72.4 °F). As a result, it holds Ontario's record for coldest day with wind chill. It might have taken more than a friendly thought to warm that day up (but a postcard or two would have done it).

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