Economic Development Lethbridge Account

This website is designed to help you discover everything you need to make Lethbridge your top choice to live, learn, invest, visit and do business.

Account Login


 Forgot your password?

Not a member yet? Sign Up!

Enhance your website experience and take full advantage of our dynamic content, up-to-date data and interactive mapping tool.

Where is Lethbridge? | Commercial Real Estate Stats | tecconnect | Site Selectors | Easy Move Package
Livability
Livability Home
Cost of Living
Housing
Safety
Schools
Post-Secondary and Training
Health Services
Climate
Recreation and Leisure
Arts and Culture
Easy Move Packages

Top 25
Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden ranks #21 out of 300 as North America’s Best Japanese Gardens

Davis GMC Buick Lethbridge - Davis Auto Group received the 2013 Best Small Medium Employers in Canada award.Only 50 business are chosen across the country from results of an employee satisfaction survey.

 Home » Livability » Climate
 Print  E-Mail  Add to My Account

Climate

It’s easy to see that southern Alberta gets its fair share of sunshine. On any given day, the wide blue sky dominates the landscape. Visitors from other parts of world often comment about our big sky and wide, open spaces.

A steady westerly breeze keeps the air fresh and the sky clear. Any change in the wind direction is usually associated with a change in the weather. Lethbridge is not all dry prairie as we get just enough moisture to green the coulees (the Oldman River Valley) and allow for thick urban forests of poplar, elm and birch to grow.

  • Average Annual Snowfall = 112.4 cm (44.3 inches)
  • Average Annual Rainfall = 276.7 mm (10.9 inches)
  • Average annual hours of bright sunshine = 2,300 (1971-2000 period)

Lethbridge Climate Normals
 Print  PDF  E-Mail  Add
Figure Q.2
 Lethbridge Climate Normals
Month Sunshine Hours Wind Speed Temperature (°C)
km/hr Direction High Low
January 92.3 20.5 w 0.1 -12.1
February 116.0 19.2 wsw 2.3 -10.6
March 149.6 18.0 wsw 6.4 -6.5
April 204.7 19.7 w 13.1 -1.1
May 256.9 19.2 w 18.3 3.9
June 296.2 17.5 wsw 22.0 8.3
July 334.3 15.3 w 26.1 10.3
August 292.8 14.2 wsw 26.0 9.5
September 197.8 16.1 w 20.2 4.9
October 166.1 19.0 w 13.7 -0.6
November 110.3 19.8 wsw 4.8 -7.2
December 83.7 20.8 wsw 0.6 -11.4

Notes

The sunshine hours reflect the total from the 1971-2000 Environment Canada Climate Normals.  They were discontinued for the 1981-2010 data collection period.

All figures expressed as monthly averages.

Sources

Environment Canada, National Climate Data & Information Archives, Climate Normals and Averages, 1981-2010, 1971-2000.

In summer, warm sunshine dries the air and calms the wind. High temperatures average in the mid-20s degrees Celsius.

In winter, cold snaps in the minus teens are frequently broken by Chinooks – the warm and moist westerly winds from the Pacific Ocean. It melts the snow and ice. Winter visitors from other northern cities often comment about our clean sparkling snow – that’s because the snow usually doesn’t last long.

Lethbridge's Top 20 'Weather Winners'
 Print  PDF  E-Mail  Add

Notes

The top 100 most populace Canadian cities were chosen, based on: a minimum population of 15,000 people and followed. station nearby where standard observing procedures were having an official Environment Canada equipped weather

Sources

Environment Canada, Canadian Weather Winners

Climate Severity Index
 Print  PDF  E-Mail  Add

Notes

The index measures comfort and desirability of an areas climate, lower numbers indicating greater desirability.

Sources

Climate Severity Index for Canadians - D.W. Phillips & R.B. Crowe


Economic Development Lethbridge
308 Stafford Drive South
Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada   T1J 2L1

Phone: (403) 331-0022
Fax: (403) 331-0202
Toll Free: 1-800-332-1801

E-Mail: info@chooselethbridge.ca

Investment Inquiries Contact:
Heather McIntosh-Rivera, Director
Business Development & Operations

Phone: (403) 331-0022
E-Mail: heather@chooselethbridge.ca

Convention & Events Contact:
Kerry Lowe, Vice President
Convention Development & Partnerships

Phone: (403) 331-0022
E-Mail: kerry@chooselethbridge.ca

CHOOSE LETHBRIDGE | www.chooselethbridge.ca
Privacy & Terms of Use   Site Feedback   Search   Account Login   Contact Us
© 2014 Economic Development Lethbridge. All Rights Reserved.
Choose Lethbridge Home | Business | Livability | Convention & Events | Media Centre | About Us | Site Selectors