Do you think you live through the hottest, coldest, sunniest or just plain lousiest weather in Canada?Well, you may be in for a shock. On Monday, Environment Canada released its list of who's top and who's not in Canadian weather. "Some of the results will be sure to surprise you," said David Phillips, author of the study. The study used 30 years of data for Canada's 10 provinces, three territories in 70 weather categories. Environment Canada last released a similar study in 2003. The study points out that "Alberta is the province with the most comfortable weather overall, while Nunavut has the toughest weather, followed by Quebec." Some findings did not surprise: The most snow days? Quebec. The fewest? British Columbia. Clearest skies year-round? Manitoba. Most humid summers? Prince Edward Island.
The foggiest? Nova Scotia with 81 fog days per year followed by Nunavut and New Brunswick. (Sorry Newfoundland and Labrador.)Beyond being fodder for cross-country bragging rights, the information provided by the study can be used for planning purposes by industry, tourism and recreation sectors. Here's a summary of some of the winners:
Source: Environment Canada