Canadian Climate Normals 1971-2000 Station Data

The minimum number of years used to calculate these Normals is indicated by a code for each element. A "+" beside an extreme date indicates that this date is the first occurrence of the extreme value. Values and dates in bold indicate all-time extremes for the location.

Data used in the calculation of these Normals may be subject to further quality assurance checks. This may result in minor changes to some values presented here.

Metadata including Station Name, Province, Latitude, Longitude, Elevation, Climate ID, WMO ID, TC ID
SANDSPIT A *
BRITISH COLUMBIA
Latitude: 53°15'14.000" N Longitude: 131°48'47.000" W Elevation: 6.40 m
Climate ID: 1057050 WMO ID: TC ID: YZP

* This station meets WMO standards for temperature and precipitation.

Temperature
1971 to 2000 Canadian Climate Normals station data
Temperature
  JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear Code
Daily Average (°C) 3.2 3.7 4.7 6.4 9.0 11.8 14.3 15.0 13.1 9.3 5.6 3.8 8.3 A
Standard Deviation 1.9 1.8 1.1 0.9 1.0 1.1 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 1.7 1.5 0.8 A
Daily Maximum (°C) 5.6 6.3 7.6 9.4 12.0 14.6 17.0 17.9 16.0 12.1 8.3 6.3 11.1 A
Daily Minimum (°C) 0.7 1.1 1.8 3.3 6.0 8.9 11.5 12.1 10.2 6.4 2.9 1.3 5.5 A
Extreme Maximum (°C) 12.4 13.4 13.9 18.9 21.7 25.9 27.8 26.7 24.1 20.6 16.3 13.4
Date
(yyyy/dd)
1981/ 18 1977/ 19 1965/ 12 1958/ 29 1958/ 25 1987/ 29 1971/ 28 1952/ 05 1980/ 15 1986/ 04 1985/ 02 1980/ 15
Extreme Minimum (°C) -13.9 -12.3 -12.2 -5.1 -1.1 2.2 5.0 1.9 -0.6 -3.1 -15.5 -12.8
Date
(yyyy/dd)
1954/ 26 1989/ 01 1951/ 05 1996/ 02 1965/ 04 1950/ 04 1971/ 01 1992/ 11 1948/ 22 1984/ 30 1985/ 26 1970/ 04
Precipitation
1971 to 2000 Canadian Climate Normals station data
Precipitation
  JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear Code
Rainfall (mm) 148.8 123.1 107.2 99.9 63.2 56.2 46.7 57.5 83.7 185.5 195.6 174.0 1341.2 A
Snowfall (cm) 22 16 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 11 62 A
Precipitation (mm) 168.7 139.0 113.3 102.0 63.2 56.2 46.6 57.5 83.7 185.5 198.2 184.5 1398.2 A
Average Snow Depth (cm) 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 A
Median Snow Depth (cm) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 A
Snow Depth at Month-end (cm) 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 A
Extreme Daily Rainfall (mm) 66.4 45.8 41.5 79.5 48.3 39.1 22.1 46.5 48.5 58.6 66.2 66.8
Date
(yyyy/dd)
2001/ 09 1983/ 09 1983/ 08 1952/ 15 1950/ 16 1973/ 11 1957/ 30 1991/ 29 1961/ 04 1978/ 31 1984/ 01 1991/ 20
Extreme Daily Snowfall (cm) 38 27 20 9 2 0 0 0 0 2 23 23
Date
(yyyy/dd)
1996/ 27 1972/ 25 1951/ 05 1971/ 19 1962/ 01 1949/ 01 1949/ 01 1948/ 01 1945/ 01 1984/ 30 1964/ 27 1955/ 19
Extreme Daily Precipitation (mm) 71.4 45.8 47.5 79.5 48.3 39.1 22.1 46.5 48.5 58.6 67.0 66.8
Date
(yyyy/dd)
2001/ 09 1983/ 09 1946/ 27 1952/ 15 1950/ 16 1973/ 11 1957/ 30 1991/ 29 1961/ 04 1978/ 31 1984/ 01 1991/ 20
Extreme Snow Depth (cm) 81 66 30 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 28 43
Date
(yyyy/dd)
1969/ 13 1969/ 06 1972/ 01 1968/ 11 1955/ 01 1955/ 01 1955/ 01 1955/ 01 1955/ 01 1984/ 29 1964/ 28 1971/ 23
Days with Maximum Temperature
1971 to 2000 Canadian Climate Normals station data
Days with Maximum Temperature
  JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear Code
<= 0 °C 1.9 1.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4 1.3 4.7 A
> 0 °C 29.1 27.3 30.9 30.0 31.0 30.0 31.0 31.0 30.0 31.0 29.6 29.7 360.6 A
> 10 °C 1.6 1.5 3.0 9.7 25.6 29.8 31.0 31.0 30.0 26.0 7.0 2.5 198.6 A
> 20 °C 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.7 2.9 4.4 0.9 0.1 0.0 0.0 9.1 A
> 30 °C 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 A
> 35 °C 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 A
Days with Minimum Temperature
1971 to 2000 Canadian Climate Normals station data
Days with Minimum Temperature
  JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear Code
> 0 °C 18.4 18.0 23.4 27.3 30.9 30.0 31.0 31.0 30.0 30.8 25.2 21.5 317.4 A
<= 2 °C 19.9 16.7 16.8 9.6 1.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.5 11.0 18.8 95.5 A
<= 0 °C 12.6 10.3 7.6 2.7 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 4.8 9.6 47.9 A
< -2 °C 5.9 4.1 1.8 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.6 3.8 17.4 A
< -10 °C 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.4 A
< -20 °C 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 A
< - 30 °C 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 A
Days with Rainfall
1971 to 2000 Canadian Climate Normals station data
Days with Rainfall
  JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear Code
>= 0.2 mm 19.6 17.6 20.1 19.6 17.7 16 14.1 13.9 16.9 22.6 23 21.3 222.3 A
>= 5 mm 9.3 7.8 7.5 6.6 4.2 3.6 3.2 4 5.7 11.8 11.9 11.3 86.7 A
>= 10 mm 4.9 4.5 3.6 3.1 1.3 1.2 0.90 1.4 2.3 6.3 7 6.4 42.7 A
>= 25 mm 1.1 0.93 0.21 0.41 0.14 0.03 0 0.10 0.34 1.4 1.4 1.3 7.4 A
Days With Snowfall
1971 to 2000 Canadian Climate Normals station data
Days With Snowfall
  JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear Code
>= 0.2 cm 5.5 4.4 2.9 1.3 0.07 0 0 0 0 0.07 1.7 2.9 18.8 A
>= 5 cm 1.5 1 0.28 0.10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.22 0.75 3.9 A
>= 10 cm 0.55 0.31 0.07 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.04 0.21 1.2 A
>= 25 cm 0.03 0.03 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.06 A
Days with Precipitation
1971 to 2000 Canadian Climate Normals station data
Days with Precipitation
  JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear Code
>= 0.2 mm 22.3 19.7 20.7 19.8 17.8 16.0 14.1 13.8 16.9 22.6 23.7 22.8 230.2 A
>= 5 mm 10.8 8.8 8.0 6.7 4.2 3.6 3.2 4.0 5.7 11.8 12.2 12.2 91.2 A
>= 10 mm 5.6 4.9 3.7 3.1 1.3 1.2 0.9 1.4 2.3 6.3 7.0 6.8 44.5 A
>= 25 mm 1.2 1.0 0.3 0.4 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.3 1.4 1.4 1.3 7.6 A
Days with Snow Depth
1971 to 2000 Canadian Climate Normals station data
Days with Snow Depth
  JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear Code
>= 1 cm 5.5 4.7 1.3 0.03 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.48 2.8 14.8 A
>= 5 cm 4 2.9 0.82 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.11 1.7 9.5 A
>= 10 cm 2.2 1.4 0.43 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.92 5 A
>= 20 cm 0.48 0.25 0.14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.50 1.4 A
Wind
1971 to 2000 Canadian Climate Normals station data
Wind
  JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear Code
Speed (km/h) 21.6 21.1 20.0 20.5 19.3 17.7 16.4 16.0 17.2 19.9 21.4 21.4 19.4 A
Most Frequent Direction SE SE SE SE SE SE W W SE SE SE SE SE A
Maximum Hourly Speed (km/h) 129 105 100 113 97 77 74 74 93 137 121 121
Date
(yyyy/dd)
1955/ 03 1974/ 20 1981/ 24 1954/ 08 1954/ 30 1965/ 10 1993/ 21 1991/ 29 1962/ 27 1954/ 20 1954/ 12 1954/ 08
Maximum Gust Speed (km/h) 161 164 121 140 122 97 93 100 113 148 161 152
Date
(yyyy/dd)
1955/ 03 1974/ 20 1970/ 12 1960/ 16 1987/ 29 1956/ 21 1982/ 05 1991/ 29 1958/ 24 1977/ 24 1959/ 01 1981/ 04
Direction of Maximum Gust SE SE SE SE E SE SE E SE E SW SE
Date
(yyyy/dd)
1955/ 03 1974/ 20 1970/ 12 1960/ 16 1987/ 29 1956/ 21 1982/ 05 1991/ 29 1958/ 24 1977/ 24 1959/ 01 1981/ 04
Days with Winds >= 52 km/h 7.3 5.9 5.1 4.4 2.8 1.4 0.8 0.9 2.1 5.2 7.4 7.1 50.5 C
Days with Winds >= 63 km/h 3.4 3.0 2.7 2.0 0.9 0.3 0.2 0.3 1.0 2.4 3.8 3.6 23.4 C
Degree Days
1971 to 2000 Canadian Climate Normals station data
Degree Days
  JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear Code
Above 24 °C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 A
Above 18 °C 0 0 0 0 0 0.2 1.3 1.9 0.2 0 0 0 3.6 A
Above 15 °C 0 0 0 0 0.1 1.7 11.8 21.2 5.2 0.2 0 0 40.2 A
Above 10 °C 0 0 0 0.7 11.9 56.3 131.9 154.2 94.8 18.8 1.2 0 469.8 A
Above 5 °C 16.1 15.6 20.9 48.3 125.1 202.9 286.8 309.2 243 134.2 42.3 17.6 1,462 A
Above 0 °C 110.3 111.7 146.8 190.7 280 352.9 441.8 464.2 393 288.5 171.2 125.3 3076.4 A
Below 0 °C 11.9 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 6.9 28.8 A
Below 5 °C 72.7 51.3 30 7.5 0.2 0 0 0 0 0.7 24.1 54.2 240.7 A
Below 10 °C 211.6 177.1 164.1 110 41.9 3.4 0.1 0 1.7 40.2 133 191.7 1074.9 A
Below 15 °C 366.6 318.5 319.1 259.3 185.2 98.9 35 22 62.1 176.6 281.8 346.7 2471.7 A
Below 18 °C 459.6 403.3 412.1 349.3 278 187.4 117.5 95.7 147.1 269.5 371.8 439.7 3530.9 A
Bright Sunshine
1971 to 2000 Canadian Climate Normals station data
Bright Sunshine
  JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear Code
Total Hours 48.6 78.1 118.1 154.6 199.1 176.8 186.6 186.8 141.8 97.9 63.0 47.0 1498.1 C
Days with measureable 18.9 20.8 25.7 26.6 28.7 27.2 28.0 28.3 25.8 24.2 20.2 18.9 293.2 C
% of possible daylight hours 19.3 28.2 32.2 36.9 40.5 34.9 36.7 40.8 37.1 29.7 24.1 19.9 31.7 C
Extreme Daily 7.6 9.8 11.5 14.1 15.9 17.0 16.5 15.2 12.9 10.6 8.3 6.6 C
Date
(yyyy/dd)
1972/ 26 1991/ 28 1994/ 28 1979/ 27 1982/ 28 1976/ 06 1994/ 04 1977/ 03 1993/ 02 1994/ 14 1994/ 01 1972/ 05
Humidex
1971 to 2000 Canadian Climate Normals station data
Humidex
  JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear Code
Extreme Humidex 13.8 13.4 12.8 17.8 23.0 28.4 30.8 30.2 27.6 24.5 17.9 15.0
Date
(yyyy/dd)
1963/ 06 1977/ 19 1965/ 10 1958/ 29 1998/ 27 1987/ 29 1971/ 28 1997/ 13 1980/ 15 1986/ 04 1986/ 02 1980/ 14
Days with Humidex >= 30 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 A
Days with Humidex >= 35 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 A
Days with Humidex >= 40 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 A
Wind Chill
1971 to 2000 Canadian Climate Normals station data
Wind Chill
  JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear Code
Extreme Wind Chill -23 -24 -23 -11 -4 -0 4 4 1 -11 -26 -21
Date
(yyyy/dd)
1971/ 10 1989/ 01 1955/ 02 1954/ 03 1964/ 12 1973/ 01 1971/ 01 1969/ 19 1958/ 21 1984/ 30 1985/ 26 1964/ 15
Days with Wind Chill < -20 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.4 A
Days with Wind Chill < -30 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 A
Days with Wind Chill < -40 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 A
Humidity
1971 to 2000 Canadian Climate Normals station data
Humidity
  JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear Code
Average Vapour Pressure (kPa) 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.8 0.9 1.1 1.3 1.4 1.2 1 0.8 0.7 1 A
Average Relative Humidity - 0600LST (%) 87.5 87 86.7 86.6 84.6 84.5 84.9 85.3 86.2 87.2 86.8 86.9 86.2 A
Average Relative Humidity - 1500LST (%) 83.4 80 77.1 76.7 75.3 76.7 76.3 76.2 76.3 78.5 80.9 83.7 78.4 A
Pressure
1971 to 2000 Canadian Climate Normals station data
Pressure
  JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear Code
Average Station Pressure (kPa) 101 100.9 101 101.3 101.5 101.6 101.8 101.6 101.5 101.2 100.8 101 101.2 A
Average Sea Level Pressure (kPa) 101 100.9 101.1 101.3 101.5 101.6 101.8 101.7 101.6 101.2 100.9 101 101.3 A
Radiation
1971 to 2000 Canadian Climate Normals station data
Radiation
  JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear Code
Extreme Global - RF1 (MJ/m2) 6.5 12 18.9 26.7 30 31.6 31 27.5 20.7 13 7.2 4.1
Date
(yyyy/dd)
1974/ 29 1978/ 27 1987/ 30 1988/ 30 1986/ 31 1976/ 12 1972/ 01 1977/ 03 1985/ 01 1985/ 06 1967/ 03 1985/ 01
Visibility (hours with)
1971 to 2000 Canadian Climate Normals station data
Visibility (hours with)
  JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear Code
< 1 km 10.8 9.5 3.8 4.6 2.2 2.7 2.5 3.7 6.2 4.7 2.7 5.5 58.9 C
1 to 9 km 81.7 74 57.5 46.1 32.8 30.2 29.2 28 33.5 65.4 65.9 77.6 621.9 C
> 9 km 651.4 595.6 682.7 669.4 709 687 712.4 712.3 680.3 673.9 651.4 660.9 8086.3 C
Cloud Amount (hours with)
1971 to 2000 Canadian Climate Normals station data
Cloud Amount (hours with)
  JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear Code
0 to 2 tenths 95.5 101.3 116.8 115.7 114.9 86.2 110.7 145 151.3 109.2 98.6 96.3 1341.5 D
3 to 7 tenths 137.1 133.3 169.8 165 172.1 150.9 150.4 154.6 167 172.2 166.6 154.6 1893.5 D
8 to 10 tenths 511.5 443.4 457.4 439.3 457 482.9 483 444.4 401.7 462.6 454.8 493.1 5,531 D
Legend
  • A = WMO "3 and 5 rule" (i.e. no more than 3 consecutive and no more than 5 total missing for either temperature or precipitation)
  • B = At least 25 years
  • C = At least 20 years
  • D = At least 15 years