Whitehorse / Erik Nielsen International Airport

CYXY · Yukon, Canada

Statistics Whitehorse / Erik Nielsen International Airport 2018-2022

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 2018 and 2022.

Maximum temperatures (°C)

Month Average 2022 2021 2020 2019 2018
January -12.9 -10 -7 -18 -10 -10
February -10.4 -3 -14 -6 -12 -13
March -1.9 1 -2 -2 5 -1
April 6.0 4 6 7 8 5
May 14.5 12 12 16 17 15
June 19.3 21 21 17 20 19
July 21.3 21 22 19 22 23
August 18.6 20 19 17 18 20
September 13.6 15 12 14 16 13
October 5.4 8 5 4 4 7
November -5.3 -5 -7 -8 -1 -2
December -9.8 -14 -6 -6 -6
Average 7.6 4.2 4.3 6.7 5.6
  • 165th highest temperature of Canada
  • 4,493rd highest temperature of the world

Average highest temperature per day

The maximum temperature is typically observed some hours after noon.

Minimum temperatures (°C)

Month Average 2022 2021 2020 2019 2018
January -18.2 -17 -13 -25 -17 -17
February -20.8 -12 -24 -15 -22 -23
March -11.0 -8 -13 -14 -7 -13
April -6.9 -6 -7 -4 -3 -5
May 2.8 1 3 4 5 3
June 7.5 8 8 7 8 7
July 10.2 10 9 9 12 10
August 8.6 10 9 8 8 9
September 3.4 5 4 4 5 1
October -2.2 0 -1 -4 -3 -1
November -11.6 -10 -14 -15 -7 -7
December -15.6 -22 -13 -11 -11
Average -2.2 -6.9 -5.1 -3.2 -4.1
  • 74th lowest temperature of Canada
  • 158th lowest temperature of the world

Average lowest temperature per day

The minimum temperature is typically observed just before sunrise.

VFR conditions (%)

Month Average 2022 2021 2020 2019 2018
January 73.6 66 87 69 73 74
February 84.9 83 83 83 91 84
March 91.5 93 89 88 100 87
April 94.2 91 91 95 96 98
May 95.2 91 91 98 96 100
June 97.4 97 99 99 95 97
July 94.7 96 95 95 92 98
August 94.8 97 94 86 98 98
September 92.1 98 77 95 97 94
October 84.3 76 91 86 84 86
November 63.6 61 76 61 65 55
December 74.4 78 69 74 78
Average 86.0 87.6 85.3 88.3 87.4
  • 13th best VFR conditions of Canada
  • 960th best VFR conditions of the world

VFR conditions during daylight period

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

Marginal VFR conditions (%)

Month Average 2022 2021 2020 2019 2018
January 82.5 78 93 78 84 79
February 88.9 88 91 88 93 85
March 94.4 95 94 91 100 93
April 96.4 93 95 98 97 99
May 98.0 96 98 100 97 100
June 99.7 100 100 100 99 100
July 98.5 99 100 100 95 99
August 97.8 100 97 93 100 99
September 96.0 98 90 97 98 98
October 93.0 93 98 90 89 96
November 80.6 74 93 78 87 72
December 84.0 89 81 82 85
Average 92.0 94.6 91.0 93.3 92.0

Marginal VFR conditions or better during daylight period

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

Precipitation (%)

Month Average 2022 2021 2020 2019 2018
January 53.3 52 43 66 46 61
February 44.1 38 42 47 44 49
March 20.6 23 32 19 6 24
April 11.7 17 20 8 11 3
May 10.4 14 16 10 7 5
June 11.6 14 6 15 13 10
July 10.5 16 8 12 5 11
August 14.5 11 16 20 13 12
September 9.1 5 17 8 7 9
October 16.7 27 11 18 16 12
November 43.2 55 37 61 16 47
December 38.7 52 49 34 19
Average 24.6 25.0 27.8 18.1 21.8

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 2022 2021 2020 2019 2018
January 7.7 9 9 5 7 8
February 7.2 9 6 9 6 6
March 7.9 9 8 7 9 8
April 7.7 7 8 7 9 8
May 7.5 6 8 7 8 9
June 6.3 5 7 7 5 7
July 6.5 7 7 7 5 6
August 7.0 8 8 7 5 7
September 7.6 10 7 8 8 5
October 9.0 9 10 8 8 10
November 9.0 10 7 9 9 10
December 9.5 7 10 10 11
Average 8.2 7.7 7.6 7.3 7.8
  • 165th highest wind speed of Canada
  • 4,493rd highest wind speed of the world

Prevailing wind direction

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

Prevailing wind direction

Month 2022 2021 2020 2019 2018
January 170° 169° 160° 177° 183°
February 173° 169° 172° 215° 197°
March 163° 175° 078° 159° 160°
April 159° 145° 162° 158° 162°
May 159° 160° 150° 155° 159°
June 145° 155° 158° 140° 160°
July 156° 152° 159° 146° 148°
August 157° 159° 156° 350° 161°
September 160° 155° 156° 158° 134°
October 163° 162° 166° 162° 159°
November 172° 174° 182° 173° 171°
December 188° 172° 172° 170°

Prevailing wind direction

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

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