Environmental Conditions

Three Hills, Alberta,  Canada,   51.7°N 113.27°W 897m

The  meteoblue climate diagrams are based on 30 years of hourly weather model simulations and available for every place on Earth. They give good indications of typical climate patterns and expected conditions (temperature, precipitation, sunshine and wind). The simulated weather data have a spatial resolution of approximately 30 km and may not reproduce all local weather effects, such as thunderstorms, local winds, or tornadoes. 

 

 

 

The "mean daily maximum" (solid red line) shows the maximum temperature of an average day for every month for Three Hills. Likewise, "mean daily minimum" (solid blue line) shows the average minimum temperature. Hot days and cold nights (dashed red and blue lines) show the average of the hottest day and coldest night of each month of the last 30 years. For vacation planning, you can expect the mean temperatures, and be prepared for hotter and colder days. Wind speeds are not displayed per default, but can be enabled at the bottom of the graph.

The precipitation chart is useful to plan for seasonal effects such as monsoon climate in India or wet season in Africa. Monthly precipitations above 150mm are mostly wet, below 30mm mostly dry. Note: Simulated precipitation amounts in tropical regions and complex terrain tend to be lower than local measurements.

 

 

The graph shows the monthly number of sunny, partly cloudy, overcast and precipitation days. Days with less than 20% cloud cover are considered as sunny, with 20-80% cloud cover as partly cloudy and with more than 80% as overcast.

  

 

The maximum temperature diagram for Three Hills displays how many days per month reach certain temperatures.

  

 

The precipitation diagram for Three Hills shows on how many days per month, certain precipitation amounts are reached.

 

 

The diagram for Three Hills shows how many days within one month can be expected to reach certain wind speeds. Monsoons create steady strong winds on the Tibetan Plateau from December to April, but calm winds from June to October.

  

 

The wind rose for Three Hills shows how many hours per year the wind blows from the indicated direction. Example SW: Wind is blowing from South-West (SW) to North-East (NE). Cape Horn, the southernmost land point of South America, has a characteristic strong west-wind, which makes crossings from East to West very difficult especially for sailing boats.  

Since 2007, meteoblue has been archiving weather model data.

The data is derived from our global NEMS weather model at approximately 30km resolution and cannot reproduce detail local weather effects, such as heat islands, cold air flows, thunderstorms or tornadoes.