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In order to extend our temporal and regional climate coverage in the Bylot Island area, we examined weather database from the Environment Canada weather station of Nanisivik (72°59’ N ; 84°37’ W). This weather station is located 150 km west of Bylot Island, at an altitude of 642 m above-sea level. Nanisivik © Marie-Christine Cadieux

Although located at a higher altitude than the Bylot Island weather station, the weather station in Nanisvik can provide insight on regional climate in the North Baffin area. Data on air temperature and precipitation from the period of 1976 to 2007 was available and have been examined.

Air Temperature

The yearly average temperature at Nanisivik is –14.8°C. The average summer (June-July-August) air temperature is 2.2°C and average winter (Dec-Jan-Feb) temperature is –28.3°C.

The warmest month of the year in Nanisivk is July, with an average of 5.0°C and the coldest month of the year is February with an average –29.8°C.

 

Precipitation

On average, Nanisivik receives 75 mm of rain and 185 cm of snow every year. The wettest month of the year is July, which receives an average 35.3 mm of rain and October, the snowiest month, receives an average snowfall of 34.9 cm.