Calgary / Christiansen Field

CRS3 · Alberta, Canada

Climate Calgary / Christiansen Field 2020-2024

Climate and trends: average temperature, flight conditions, precipitation, wind speed and direction.

Calculated from historical METAR data of Calgary International Airport (CYYC) between 2020 and 2024.

VFR conditions (%)

Month Average 2024 2023 2022 2021 2020
January 82.5 72 87 91 85 86
February 75.6 70 74 73 82 88
March 77.4 62 68 80 91 76
April 80.9 85 81 77 86 80
May 83.3 78 83 91 80 86
June 89.4 82 86 96 88
July 86.9 76 87 77 95
August 83.6 83 97 81 100
September 80.9 79 91 95 90
October 84.6 75 89 89 77
November 82.5 96 80 92 85
December 83.9 86 76 78 86
Average 82.1 73.7 80.5 85.3 86.0 86.4

19th best VFR conditions of Canada

VFR conditions during daylight period

Percentage of observations where the VFR minimums for ceiling and visibility are met: visibility of 5 mi or more and a ceiling of 3,000 ft or more. Only observations between sunrise and sunset are taken into account.

Marginal VFR conditions (%)

Month Average 2024 2023 2022 2021 2020
January 88.6 77 91 95 90 94
February 85.2 78 86 84 91 96
March 86.2 76 82 88 96 84
April 90.8 93 91 86 93 92
May 94.1 95 88 98 93 99
June 97.1 94 95 99 98
July 95.1 89 96 91 98
August 93.8 93 99 94 100
September 92.2 88 100 98 99
October 92.5 86 92 97 88
November 88.5 98 85 93 89
December 88.3 90 84 84 90
Average 90.9 84.8 89.7 92.3 93.5 94.2

Marginal VFR conditions or better during daylight period

Percentage of observations where the MVFR minimums for ceiling and visibility are met: visibility of 3⅛ mi or more and a ceiling of 1,000 ft or more. Only observations between sunrise and sunset are taken into account.

Maximum temperatures (°C)

Month Average 2024 2023 2022 2021 2020
January 0.0 -4 2 2 1 -3
February -3.5 2 1 2 -7 3
March 3.5 2 -1 7 10 2
April 10.3 12 12 8 13 9
May 18.0 16 23 16 16 16
June 22.1 24 20 26 20
July 25.2 25 26 27 23
August 25.5 26 28 25 26
September 19.2 20 23 21 21
October 11.7 12 17 13 8
November 4.7 8 0 9 6
December -1.9 6 -7 -7 4
Average 10.9 5.5 13.1 12.4 12.2 11.2

Average highest temperature per day

The maximum temperature is typically observed some hours after noon.

Minimum temperatures (°C)

Month Average 2024 2023 2022 2021 2020
January -10.0 -13 -7 -9 -8 -12
February -13.7 -8 -10 -9 -16 -7
March -8.5 -8 -11 -5 -3 -8
April -2.7 0 -1 -3 -2 -2
May 5.5 5 8 5 4 5
June 9.8 10 10 11 9
July 12.2 12 13 14 12
August 11.6 12 13 12 11
September 7.0 8 9 8 8
October 0.1 1 3 0 -1
November -6.6 -3 -9 -3 -5
December -10.5 -4 -17 -16 -6
Average -1.5 -5.1 1.3 0.7 0.0 0.3

Average lowest temperature per day

The minimum temperature is typically observed just before sunrise.

Precipitation (%)

Month Average 2024 2023 2022 2021 2020
January 16.3 20 12 14 15 14
February 23.8 18 23 22 25 8
March 16.9 29 22 12 6 18
April 13.9 9 10 24 15 18
May 11.8 21 5 7 15 18
June 9.8 10 13 8 13
July 4.5 4 6 2 3
August 4.1 4 5 6 1
September 8.6 8 4 4 1
October 10.9 13 8 7 21
November 14.7 4 23 5 11
December 15.0 11 20 25 10
Average 12.7 19.5 10.1 12.3 10.4 11.1

Precipitation during daylight period

Percentage of observations with observed rain, drizzle, snow or hail. Only observations between sunrise and sunset are taken into account.

Wind speed (knots)

Month Average 2024 2023 2022 2021 2020
January 7.5 7 7 10 8 7
February 8.6 8 9 10 9 9
March 8.5 9 7 10 10 10
April 8.8 10 8 10 9 9
May 8.5 10 8 9 9 9
June 8.8 9 10 9 8
July 7.3 7 7 7 7
August 7.3 7 8 7 8
September 7.4 8 8 7 8
October 8.8 8 7 8 9
November 8.2 7 10 9 8
December 7.5 6 9 8 8
Average 8.2 9.0 7.6 8.7 8.3 8.3

Average wind speed

Excluding wind gusts. Only observations between sunrise and sunset are taken into account.

Prevailing wind direction

Month 2024 2023 2022 2021 2020
January 039° 299° 297° 262° 283°
February 029° 287° 315° 301° 278°
March 099° 056° 316° 256° 323°
April 321° 166° 359° 330° 312°
May 328° 162° 314° 333° 356°
June 331° 349° 314° 328°
July 343° 124° 114° 250°
August 010° 313° 344° 230°
September 220° 320° 247° 309°
October 259° 265° 248° 233°
November 278° 331° 255° 297°
December 214° 324° 316° 261°

Prevailing wind direction

Average wind direction, weighed by wind speed. Only observations between sunrise and sunset are taken into account.