This report describes the typical weather at the Tofino/Long Beach Airport (Tofino, British Columbia, Canada) weather station over the course of an average year. It is based on the historical records from 1978 to 2012. Earlier records are either unavailable or unreliable.
Tofino, British Columbia has a mild humid temperate climate with warm summers and no dry season. The area within 25 mi of this station is covered by oceans and seas (57%) and forests (42%).
Over the course of a year, the temperature typically varies from 37°F to 66°F and is rarely below 28°F or above 74°F.
The warm season lasts from June 22 to September 24 with an average daily high temperature above 61°F. The hottest day of the year is July 25, with an average high of 66°F and low of 53°F.
The cold season lasts from November 15 to March 13 with an average daily high temperature below 49°F. The coldest day of the year is December 27, with an average low of 37°F and high of 44°F.
The length of the day varies significantly over the course of the year. The shortest day is December 21 with 8:12 hours of daylight; the longest day is June 20 with 16:13 hours of daylight.
The earliest sunrise is at 5:17am on June 15 and the latest sunset is at 9:33pm on June 25. The latest sunrise is at 8:18am on January 2 and the earliest sunset is at 4:25pm on December 9.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in this location during 2012, starting in the spring on March 11 and ending in the fall on November 4.
The median cloud cover ranges from 69% (partly cloudy) to 90% (mostly cloudy). The sky is cloudiest on February 5 and clearest on August 13. The clearer part of the year begins around April 19. The cloudier part of the year begins around November 3.
On August 13, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 26% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 32% of the time.
On February 5, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast, mostly cloudy, or partly cloudy 44% of the time, and clear or mostly clear 12% of the time.
The probability that precipitation will be observed at this location varies throughout the year. Precipitation is most likely around December 14, occurring in 70% of days. Precipitation is least likely around August 4, occurring in 38% of days.
Over the entire year, the most common forms of precipitation are light rain, moderate rain, and drizzle.
Light rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 48% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around April 8, when it is observed during 33% of all days.
Moderate rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 27% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around January 21, when it is observed during 22% of all days.
Drizzle is the most severe precipitation observed during 10% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around July 31, when it is observed during 14% of all days.
During the warm season, which lasts from June 22 to September 24, there is a 41% average chance that precipitation will be observed at some point during a given day. When precipitation does occur it is most often in the form of light rain (47% of days with precipitation have at worst light rain), drizzle (29%), and moderate rain (19%).
During the cold season, which lasts from November 15 to March 13, there is a 67% average chance that precipitation will be observed at some point during a given day. When precipitation does occur it is most often in the form of light rain (46% of days with precipitation have at worst light rain), moderate rain (30%), heavy rain (8%), and light snow (7%).
The likelihood of snow falling is highest around January 18, occurring in 8% of days.
Either snow rarely accumulates at this location or snow depth measurements are unavailable or unreliable.
The relative humidity typically ranges from 64% (mildly humid) to 100% (very humid) over the course of the year, rarely dropping below 45% (comfortable) and reaching as high as 100% (very humid).
The air is driest around May 14, at which time the relative humidity drops below 72% (humid) three days out of four; it is most humid around August 25, exceeding 100% (very humid) three days out of four.
Dew point is often a better measure of how comfortable a person will find the weather than relative humidity because it more directly relates to whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid.
Over the course of a year, the dew point typically varies from 33°F (dry) to 57°F (comfortable) and is rarely below 24°F (dry) or above 60°F (comfortable).
The time of the year between May 25 and October 18 is the most comfortable, with dew points that are neither too dry nor too muggy.
Over the course of the year typical wind speeds vary from 0 mph to 14 mph (calm to moderate breeze), rarely exceeding 22 mph (fresh breeze).
The highest average wind speed of 7 mph (light breeze) occurs around March 30, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 13 mph (moderate breeze).
The lowest average wind speed of 4 mph (light breeze) occurs around October 9, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 9 mph (gentle breeze).