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Banff, Ab Climate & Temperature

  • Banff, Ab, Canada is at 5111'N, 11533'W, 1397 m (4583 ft). See map.
  • Banff, Ab has a subarctic climate that has severe winters, no dry season, with cool, short summers and strong seasonality (Kppen-Geiger classification: Dfc).
  • According to the Holdridge life zones system of bioclimatic classification Banff, Ab is situated in or near the polar desert biome.
  • The annual average temperature is 2.9 degrees Celsius (37.2 degrees Fahrenheit). See the temperatures page for a monthly breakdown and the fixed scale graph.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 24.8 °C (44.6°F). This indicates that the continentality type is continental, subtype subcontinental. Banff, Ab Climate Graph
  • In the winter time records indicate temperatures by day reach -3.5°C (25.7°F) on average falling to -13.3°C (8°F) overnight.
  • In spring time temperatures climb reaching 9°C (48.2°F) generally in the afternoon with overnight lows of -3.1°C (26.5°F).
  • During summer average high temperatures are 20.8°C (69.4°F) and average low temperatures are 6.5°C (43.8°F).
  • Come autumn/ fall temperatures decrease achieving average highs of 8.9°C (48°F) during the day and lows of -2.2°C (28°F) generally shortly after sunrise.
  • Total annual Precipitation averages 467.9 mm (18.4 inches) which is equivalent to 467.9 Litres/m (11.48 Gallons/ft).
  • Were you to burrow down through the centre of the Earth from Banff, Ab you would pop up nearest to the climate station at Port-Aux-Francais, kerguelen islands, French Southern Lands where you would find a Tundra climate (Boreal rain forest biome).

Banff, Ab Climate Table

  Climate Variable Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
 
Average Max Temperature °C ( °F) -5 (22) 0 (32) 4 (39) 9 (48) 14 (58) 19 (66) 22 (72) 22 (71) 16 (61) 10 (50) 1 (33) -5 (22) 9 (48)
 
Average Temperature °C ( °F) -10 (14) -6 (22) -2 (28) 3 (38) 8 (46) 12 (54) 15 (59) 14 (58) 9 (49) 5 (40) -4 (25) -10 (15) 3 (37)
 
Average Min Temperature °C ( °F) -15 (5) -11 (12) -8 (18) -3 (27) 2 (35) 5 (42) 7 (45) 7 (44) 3 (37) -1 (30) -8 (17) -14 (7) -3 (27)
 
Average Precipitation mm (in) 31 (1) 24 (1) 22 (1) 32 (1) 58 (2) 60 (2) 51 (2) 51 (2) 44 (2) 30 (1) 30 (1) 35 (1) 468 (18)
Average Daylight Hours/ Day 8h 26' 9h 54' 11h 48' 13h 48' 15h 33' 16h 29' 16h 04' 14h 32' 12h 35' 10h 34' 8h 50' 7h 57' 12h 00'
Sun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (). 19 28.4 39.2 50.9 59.1 62.2 59.2 50.7 39.3 27.9 18.8 15.4 39.1

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