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Creative Commons Overlooking from Cougar Ridge by Michael Gil. Used under CC from Flickr.
With 333 days of sunshine per year, Calgary is the sunniest major city in Canada.
Calgary is a mountain city with a dry climate directly related to its altitude. Temperatures are mild – the highest on average in July is at around 23.2 degrees celcius (73.8 degrees fahrenheit). When compared to the rest of the country, even when it's cold in Calgary, it's sunny.
Photo: Creative Commons Overlooking from Cougar Ridge by Michael Gil. Used under CC from Flickr.
Calgary is a city where you experience all four seasons. Expect temperatures to soar into the low 30 degrees celcius in the summer and to reach an average daily high of -1.4 degrees celsius in the winter. You can also look forward to Calgary's Chinooks – a warm wind that raises temperatures by as much as 15 degrees in a few hours – the most distinctive characteristic of a Calgary winter.
Summer temperature (June –Aug.)
Daily average: 15.2C (59.4F)
Daily maximum: 21.9C (71.4F)
Winter temperature (Dec. – Feb.)
Daily average: -7.5C (18.5F)
Daily maximum: -1.4C (29.5F)
Rainfall per year is 321mm (12.6 inches)
Snowfall per year is 127cm (50 inches)