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Warm Prairie skies bring low summer rainfall


July is the rainiest month in the prairies, but rainfall amounts drop off drastically as the summer wears on.
July is the rainiest month in the prairies, but rainfall amounts drop off drastically as the summer wears on.

Staff writers

July 2, 2012 — If you’re seeking a glimpse of the skies above Canada’s boundless Prairies, the good news is the region boasts some of the lowest average monthly rainfall of all the country’s regions, the later you get in the summer season.

As the region's summer progresses, there’s a drastic drop in average rainfall.

Some cities see a difference of 40 or 50 mm less rain between the beginning and the end of the season, a substantial variation not seen anywhere else in Canada.

The bad news: Almost across the board, from Manitoba to Alberta, if you’re planning on travelling there in the driest month, September, you’ll have to put up with average highs that rarely make it out of the high teens.

If you’d understandably prefer something warmer, and don’t mind a higher chance of rain, July and August should be toasty enough for most people.

Average highs range from the mid to high 20s in both those months.

The cities of Alberta tend to be a little cooler than in Saskatchewan or Manitoba, but only by two or three degrees.    Rainfall averages are perhaps a little higher in the cities of Manitoba.

Some parts of Saskatchewan get more rain than Alberta, while others get less. 

But on the whole, wherever you are in the Prairies, you are almost assured of one of the driest summers Canada has to offer. 

For more info on where you live, or plan to take your vacation, check our breakdown below, visit our statistics index or check out breakdown of the other regions of Canada .

Monthly Breakdown - Prairies

City July August September
Calgary, AB High: 23C
Low: 9C
Prec: 68 mm
High: 23C
Low: 9C
Prec: 59 mm
High: 18C 
Low: 4C 
Prec: 42 mm
Edmonton, AB High: 23C
Low: 12C
Prec: 66 mm
High: 23C
Low: 12C
Prec: 53 mm
High: 17C 
Low: 6C 
Prec: 45 mm
Winnipeg, MB High: 26C
Low: 16C
Prec: 136 mm
High: 25C
Low: 15C
Prec: 95 mm
High: 18C 
Low: 8C 
Prec: 60 mm
Regina, SK High: 26C
Low: 12C
Prec: 64 mm
High: 25C
Low: 11C
Prec: 43 mm
High: 19C 
Low: 5C 
Prec: 32 mm
Saskatoon, SK High: 25C
Low: 11C
Prec: 60 mm
High: 24C
Low: 10C
Prec: 39 mm
High: 18C 
Low: 4C 
Prec: 29 mm
Brandon, MB High: 26C
Low: 12C
Prec: 73 mm
High: 25C
Low: 11C
Prec: 69 mm
High: 19C 
Low: 5C
Prec: 48 mm
Red Deer, AB High: 23C
Low: 10C
Prec: 92 mm
High: 22C
Low: 9C
Prec: 70 mm
High: 18C 
Low: 4C 
Prec: 47 mm
Lethbridge, AB High: 26C
Low: 11C
Prec: 37 mm
High: 25C
Low: 10C
Prec: 47 mm
High: 19C 
Low: 5C 
Prec: 37 mm
Medicine Hat, AB Not recorded 
Not recorded 
Not recorded
High: 28C
Low: 12C
Prec: 13 mm
High: 21C 
Low: 6C 
Prec: 29 mm
Grand Prairie, AB High: 22C
Low: 10C
Prec: 70 mm
High: 21C
Low: 8C
Prec: 61 mm
High: 16C 
Low: 4C 
Prec: 40 mm
Prince Albert, SK High: 24C
Low: 11C
Prec: 77 mm
High: 23C
Low: 9C
Prec: 58 mm
High: 17C 
Low: 4C
Prec: 37 mm
Moose Jaw, SK High: 26C
Low: 12C
Prec: 100 mm
High: 27C
Low: 11C
Prec: 81 mm
High: 20C 
Low: 5C 
Prec: 44 mm
Swift Current, SK High: 25C
Low: 11C
Prec: 52 mm
High: 25C
Low: 11C
Prec: 40 mm
High: 18C 
Low: 5C 
Prec: 28 mm
Yorkton, SK High: 25C
Low: 12C
Prec: 61 mm
High: 25C
Low: 11C
Prec: 69 mm
High: 19C 
Low: 5C 
Prec: 44 mm
North Battleford, SK High: 24C
Low: 11C
Prec: 87 mm
High: 24C
Low: 10C
Prec: 58 mm
High: 18C 
Low: 5C 
Prec: 35 mm
Portage la Prairie, MB High: 25C
Low: 14C
Prec: 90 mm
High: 25C
Low: 13C
Prec: 51 mm
High: 19C 
Low: 7C 
Prec: 40 mm
Thompson, MB High: 23C
Low: 10C
Prec: 80 mm
High: 22C
Low: 9C
Prec: 74 mm
High: 14C 
Low: 4C 
Prec: 59 mm

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