Lakes National Park
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The most memorable aspect of the weather at Waterton Lakes National Park is the wind. In the spring, there are gentle breezes and in the winter the wind alternates from strong gusts and powerful chinooks. A day without wind in Waterton is unusual. South and southwesterly winds prevail for most of the year and range from 32 kilometers per hour (breezes) to 160 kilometers per hour (gales). Fall and winter are the windiest months.
Waterton receives more wind, more chinooks, more rain and more snow than the rest of Alberta. The summers are warm and dry and the temperatures range from the average 23 degrees Celsius to highs of 35 degrees Celsius. The winters are usually warmer than other areas in Alberta ranging from -35 degrees Celsius to 10 degrees Celsius when the chinooks blow.
To find out more about Waterton National Parks weather and climate, take a look at the links below.
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