Whitehorse/Erik Nielsen International Airport

CYXY · Yukon, Canada

Climate Whitehorse/Erik Nielsen International Airport 2020-2024

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

Calculated from historical METAR data of Whitehorse/Erik Nielsen International Airport (CYXY) between 2020 and 2024.

VFR conditions (%)

Month Average 2024 2023 2022 2021 2020
January 73.0 56 73 66 87 69
February 85.5 76 83 83 83
March 89.1 89 93 89 88
April 93.6 85 91 91 95
May 96.5 100 91 91 98
June 97.7 100 97 99 99
July 93.6 93 96 95 95
August 95.2 93 97 94 86
September 90.3 77 98 77 95
October 81.3 67 76 91 86
November 64.1 69 61 76 61
December 77.0 77 69 78 69
Average 84.7 55.8 85.4 87.7 89.0 88.0

10th 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 81.5 65 85 78 93 78
February 89.5 83 88 91 88
March 92.6 91 95 94 91
April 96.0 91 93 95 98
May 98.5 100 96 98 100
June 99.8 100 100 100 100
July 97.9 95 99 100 100
August 97.8 96 100 97 93
September 95.3 90 98 90 97
October 91.5 84 93 98 90
November 80.3 82 74 93 78
December 85.2 85 81 89 81
Average 90.2 64.6 91.4 93.1 95.4 93.0

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 -11.6 -14 -5 -10 -7 -18
February -9.1 -7 -3 -14 -6
March -2.5 -3 1 -2 -2
April 6.2 5 4 6 7
May 14.7 16 12 12 16
June 19.4 20 21 21 17
July 21.6 25 21 22 19
August 19.4 22 20 19 17
September 13.7 13 15 12 14
October 5.3 5 8 5 4
November -6.9 -1 -5 -7 -8
December -8.2 -4 -11 -14 -6
Average 3.3 -14.2 7.3 6.7 4.3 4.4

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 -17.0 -19 -10 -17 -13 -25
February -19.7 -15 -12 -24 -15
March -13.8 -13 -8 -13 -14
April -5.6 -3 -6 -7 -4
May 2.8 3 1 3 4
June 7.5 8 8 8 7
July 10.1 11 10 9 9
August 8.9 10 10 9 8
September 3.9 6 5 4 4
October -2.3 -2 0 -1 -4
November -11.3 -6 -10 -14 -15
December -15.5 -11 -20 -22 -13
Average -6.4 -20.7 -2.2 -3.3 -5.0 -5.1

Average lowest temperature per day

The minimum temperature is typically observed just before sunrise.

Precipitation (%)

Month Average 2024 2023 2022 2021 2020
January 48.4 53 30 52 43 66
February 40.7 43 38 42 47
March 24.3 24 23 32 19
April 12.0 22 17 20 8
May 8.4 4 14 16 10
June 10.6 5 14 6 15
July 10.2 6 16 8 12
August 12.5 9 11 16 20
September 10.1 17 5 17 8
October 18.5 24 27 11 18
November 45.4 31 55 37 61
December 34.9 36 26 52 49
Average 23.7 52.8 17.8 21.8 21.6 23.3

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 7.8 7 9 9 9 5
February 7.2 8 9 6 9
March 7.6 7 9 8 7
April 7.7 8 7 8 7
May 7.9 9 6 8 7
June 6.5 8 5 7 7
July 6.3 6 7 7 7
August 7.3 7 8 8 7
September 7.7 8 10 7 8
October 8.9 9 9 10 8
November 8.9 10 10 7 9
December 9.1 9 7 7 10
Average 7.5 6.8 7.9 7.9 7.7 7.4

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 171° 167° 170° 169° 160°
February 168° 173° 169° 172°
March 148° 163° 175° 078°
April 158° 159° 145° 162°
May 162° 159° 160° 150°
June 160° 145° 155° 158°
July 160° 156° 152° 159°
August 160° 157° 159° 156°
September 158° 160° 155° 156°
October 162° 163° 162° 166°
November 170° 172° 174° 182°
December 170° 196° 188° 172°

Prevailing wind direction

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