Alberta – Best Weather in Canada
- January 25, 2013
- By Cody Battershill
Alberta Has the Best Weather in Canada!
When it comes to the weather in Calgary, most who live here would say to predict the unpredictable. It’s true... from cold snaps to sweltering heat to mid-winter Chinooks, you never know what quite to expect from the weather when living in Calgary.
On a positive note, citizens should be pleased to know they are some of the most fortunate residents of Canada in terms of having the most comfortable weather around!
Most Comfortable Weather in Canada 2012
- British Columbia
- New Brunswick
- Prince Edward Island
- Nova Scotia
- Northwest Territories
- Newfoundland and Labrador
Alberta is no stranger to being at the top of the list for having the most comfortable weather of all the provinces in Canada. In past years Alberta has held the top spot and has continued to hold its place as number one above the rest of the provinces and territories.
David Phillips, senior climatologist of Environment Canada explained that a categorized point system is used to rank every Canadian province and territory. Categories include sunniest days, most sunshine received, fewest rainy days and mildest springs, autumns and winters to name a few.
One of the most dominant traits of Alberta weather is the amount of sunshine we receive every year which has helped our province retain the title of having the best weather in Canada for another year to boot. But Alberta isn’t the only western Canadian province faring well on the rankings...
Alberta’s neighbouring provinces, Saskatchewan and British Columbia, have ranked 2nd and 3rd on the list.
David Phillips reminds us he has averaged these statistics out for entire provinces and territories, as they are very large areas with varying weather environments, therefore the weather experienced by some of the population might differ substantially for better or worse than the average score for the particular province.
*Sourced from Calgary Sun
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