Halloween forecast looking bearable across NWT

Temperatures on the evening of October 31 look like they won’t be too bad for trick-or-treating across the Northwest Territories.

Environment and Climate Change Canada’s forecast suggests most of the NWT will be somewhere between about -2C and -5C on the night, while Hay River could enjoy early evening temperatures above freezing.

In Yellowknife, Thursday’s forecast high is -2C with a low of -7C, the forecast stated as of Wednesday morning.


That’s roughly in line with recent Halloweens in the city. Temperatures were effectively the same in Yellowknife for Halloween 2018, and it was only a little colder in 2017.

Temperatures dipped to -16C on October 31, 2016, which was Yellowknife’s coldest Halloween since 2008.

Inuvik can expect a high of -3C and low -7C on Thursday, with some flurries during the day. Fort Smith has a forecast high of freezing and a low of -4C, under cloudy skies.

Fort Simpson ranges from an expected high of -2C to a low of -10C on Thursday, while Norman Wells could be the chilliest Halloween destination.

Temperatures in the Sahtu community should reach a high of -4C but are then expected to plunge overnight to -14C, barely warming up the following day.


Hay River has a forecast high of 3C on Thursday with a low of -4C.