Timmins experiences the full four-season weather cycle. From November through to March, the average daily temperatures tend to stay below 0°C, with January and February being the coldest months of the year. Snowfall usually begins in mid-November and ground cover typically lasts until late March. Temperatures for the remaining months of the year are above 0°C, and from June through to September temperatures reach average daily highs in the double-digits. Timmins is not located near any major lakes and as a result, does not experience extreme humidity conditions. Current weather conditions in Timmins can be viewed here.
The City of Timmins has a Continental climate that is characterized by cold dry winters and relatively warm and dry summers. The temperature range is 34EC with an annual precipitation of approximately 900 mm.
Factors affecting the climate of Timmins:
Latitude: Timmins has latitude of 48 degrees North, which is well into the northern hemisphere. As such, temperatures tend to be relatively cold in both summer and winter.
Nearness to Water: Timmins is located inland, therefore the effects of the ocean are not significant in moderating temperatures.
Air Masses: In winter, the area is affected by the cold Continental Arctic air mass that brings extremely cold temperatures down from the Arctic. During the summer, Maritime Tropic air mass influences climate, but as a result of its interior location, the air it brings tends to be warm.
Latitude: The northern location creates conditions that give long winters with precipitation in the form of snow for up to 5 months of the year.
Air Masses: Because the air masses that affect Timmins have to travel over such a large expanse of land, the extreme effects on precipitation aren’t really felt. Summer has the most precipitation when the land heats up and the maritime moist wind is forced to rise, causing convectional precipitation.