Colder nights approaching for Yellowknife in next week

Yellowknife is forecast to receive its coldest nights since the end of April as temperatures dip in the last week of October.

Environment and Climate Change Canada’s seven-day forecast for the city, as published at 5am on Friday, calls for a low of -16C overnight between Friday and Saturday.

While Saturday is forecast to be milder, temperatures will drop again through Sunday and Monday, meteorologists said.


Monday is currently forecast to reach a high of only -11C – about eight degrees below the average high for October 28 – though the remainder of the week is expected to warm a little, hovering around normal temperatures for the time of year.

The first half of October 2019 was noticeably milder than October 2018. This year, October 3 reached a high of 14C.

This year’s Halloween forecast currently calls for a mix of sun and cloud and a high of around -3C.