Network Details

Network Type

Hydrometeorological

Agency

Government of Canada
Environment Canada - Meteorological Service of Canada
Website: http://www.ec.gc.ca/meteo-weather

Program objectives and description

To collect meteorological information. The network provides accurate meteorological data from key stations to both government agencies and the public. Raw data and specialized analytical products (e.g., climate normals and rainfall intensity-duration curves) are made available electronically for a variety of purposes, such as weather forecasts, planning and design for development projects, climate change research, and travel. Many stations are located at airports and townsites. Most active stations have automated monitoring equipment, with some of the data available in real time.

Sampling Information

Number of sites: 145 total sites, 31 active sites

Parameter measured: Meteorological - Humidity, Meteorological - Other, Meteorological - Precipitation, Meteorological - Temperature, Meteorological - Wind

Period of record: 1896 to present

Sampling frequencies: Continuous, Daily, Daily, Daily Seasonal, Hourly, Hourly, Hourly Seasonal, Monthly, Monthly, Monthly Seasonal, Real time

Data availability: Climate data and climate normals are available online.

Network URL: http://www.climate.weatheroffice.gc.ca

Network Spec Url: http://www.climate.weatheroffice.gc.ca/climateData/canada_e.html

Contact Information

Name: Andrew Muir

Address: 91782 Alaska Highway, Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 5B7

Phone: 1-867-667-8455

Fax: 1-867-667-3362

Email: andrew.muir@ec.gc.ca