• Kyle Sooley-Brookings

Hot Weather Expected in Nunavut



It is expected to become exceptionally warm in the Kivalliq region of Nunavut over the next couple of days. Temperatures are expected to soar into the high twenties across the region.


Warm air over western Canada will work its way eastward today and remain in the area until at least Wednesday. Temperatures over a number of communities are expected to be near or surpass record values.


By the time we get to Wednesday, a cold front will bring temperatures down to more seasonal values.


Below is a list of the current record day time high temperatures for communities in the Kivalliq and the dates these records were set.


August 2

Arviat 27.0 (1998)

Whale Cove 23.5 (1998)

Rankin Inlet 24.3 (2000)

Chesterfield Inlet 27.0 (2000)

Baker Lake 27.4 (2000)

Naujaat 19.1 (2006)

Coral Harbour 22.2 (1950)


August 3

Arviat 24.0 (1984)

Whale Cove 24.5 (1997)

Rankin Inlet 26.1 (1954)

Chesterfield Inlet 22.8 (1931)

Baker Lake 26.7 (1954)

Naujaat 20.0 (2004)

Coral Harbour 23.3 (1950)


August 4

Arviat 29.5 (1998)

Whale Cove 24.5 (1997)

Rankin Inlet 25.6 (1954)

Chesterfield Inlet 27.0 (1998)

Baker Lake 30.9 (1998)

Naujaat 22.0 (1998)

Coral Harbour 25.0 (1954)


August 5

Arviat 25.0 (1995)

Whale Cove 23.5 (1998)

Rankin Inlet 24.5 (1954)

Chesterfield Inlet 25.0 (1953)

Baker Lake 28.0 (1991)

Naujaat 19.5 (1991)

Coral Harbour 20.6 (1948)


Based on ECCC Data


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