Introduction to observations

Access historical climate records taken at meteorological stations, adjusted / homogenized climate datasets based on historical climate observations, the Climate Trends and Variations Bulletin, and snow cover indicators.

  • Historical climate station data

    Access historical climate data and related information for numerous locations across Canada.

  • Adjusted / homogenized climate data

    Access adjusted / homogenized climate datasets, which incorporate a number of adjustments on historical climate observations.

  • Climate Trends and Variations Bulletin

    Climate Trends and Variations Bulletin (CTVB)

    CTVB helps communicate to Canadians how Canada's climate has changed over the recent past and longer, over the period for which Environment and Climate Change Canada has climate observations. CTVB, using homogenized and adjusted station data, describes climate variability through maps of current and past departures from the mean (the 30-year average 1961-1990) temperature and precipitation conditions, both seasonally and annually.

  • Snow cover indicators

    Canadian Environmental Sustainability Indicators (CESI): Snow cover

    Access CESI snow cover indicators. The indicators show how Canada's snow cover is changing from year-to-year and over time. The indicators report spring snow cover extent and annual snow cover duration.

What's the difference?

Historical climate station data are the official in situ station records. Adjusted / homogenized climate data incorporate adjustments to the original station data to account for discontinuities from non-climatic factors, such as instrument changes or station relocation.

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