Prime Minister Stephen Harper announces the site for Canada's Arctic research station on Tuesday in Churchill, Man., after bad weather kept him from flying to Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, where the station is to be built. ((Sean Kilpatrick/Canadian Press))

Bad weather has grounded Prime Minister Stephen Harper in Churchill, Man., on the second day of his five-day northern tour.

Harper was supposed to fly to Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, on Tuesday morning, but winds, forecast at up to 100 kilometres an hour, and heavy driving rain led to cancellation of that portion of the tour.

The prime minister had planned to announce in Cambridge Bay that the remote community of 1,500 people would be the location for a new High Arctic research station.

Instead, Harper made the announcement in Churchill on Tuesday at the hotel where he is staying.

The military Hercules cargo plane being used to fly Harper and reporters farther north is now scheduled to go to Resolute Bay, Nunavut, early Wednesday.

With files from the CBC's James Cudmore