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Average Weather in Ashcroft Canada

In Ashcroft, the summers are warm and partly cloudy, the winters are freezing and mostly cloudy, and it is dry year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 20°F to 84°F and is rarely below 2°F or above 94°F.

The warm season lasts for 3.1 months, from June 8 to September 11, with an average daily high temperature above 73°F. The hottest day of the year is August 1, with an average high of 84°F and low of 57°F.

The cold season lasts for 3.2 months, from November 14 to February 20, with an average daily high temperature below 41°F. The coldest day of the year is January 1, with an average low of 20°F and high of 30°F.

Average High and Low Temperature

The daily average high (red line) and low (blue line) temperature, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted lines are the corresponding average perceived temperatures.

The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the entire year of hourly average temperatures. The horizontal axis is the day of the year, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.

Average Hourly Temperature

Average Hourly Temperature in Ashcroft12 AM4 AM8 AM12 PM4 PM8 PM12 AMJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecfreezingchillycoldcoolcomfortablewarm
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands: frigid < 15°F < freezing < 32°F < chilly < 45°F < cold < 55°F < cool < 65°F < comfortable < 75°F < warm < 85°F < hot < 95°F < sweltering. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Clouds

In Ashcroft, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The clearer part of the year in Ashcroft begins around June 7 and lasts for 3.9 months, ending around October 5. On August 3, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 68% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 32% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around October 5 and lasts for 8.1 months, ending around June 7. On January 15, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 72% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 28% of the time.

Cloud Cover

Cloud Cover in Ashcroftclearercloudiercloudier0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecJan 1572%Jan 1572%Aug 332%Aug 332%Jun 752%Jun 752%Oct 552%Oct 552%overcastmostly cloudypartly cloudymostly clearclear
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds: clear < 20% < mostly clear < 40% < partly cloudy < 60% < mostly cloudy < 80% < overcast.

Precipitation

A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Ashcroft varies throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 8.2 months, from May 12 to January 19, with a greater than 16% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 23% on June 5.

The drier season lasts 3.8 months, from January 19 to May 12. The smallest chance of a wet day is 10% on February 22.

Among wet days, we distinguish between those that experience rain alone, snow alone, or a mixture of the two. Based on this categorization, the most common form of precipitation in Ashcroft changes throughout the year.

Rain alone is the most common for 11 months, from January 15 to December 15. The highest chance of a day with rain alone is 23% on June 5.

Snow alone is the most common for 1.0 months, from December 15 to January 15. The highest chance of a day with snow alone is 9% on January 3.

Daily Chance of Precipitation

Daily Chance of Precipitation in Ashcroftrain0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecJun 523%Jun 523%Feb 2210%Feb 2210%Jan 1517%Jan 1517%Dec 1518%Dec 1518%mixedrainsnow
The percentage of days in which various types of precipitation are observed, excluding trace quantities: rain alone, snow alone, and mixed (both rain and snow fell in the same day).

Rainfall

To show variation within the months and not just the monthly totals, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Ashcroft experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

The rainy period of the year lasts for 7.8 months, from April 23 to December 17, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around June 11, with an average total accumulation of 1.3 inches.

The rainless period of the year lasts for 4.2 months, from December 17 to April 23. The least rain falls around February 8, with an average total accumulation of 0.4 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall

The average rainfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average liquid-equivalent snowfall.

Snowfall

We report snowfall in liquid-equivalent terms. The actual depth of new snowfall is typically between 5 and 10 times the liquid-equivalent amount, assuming the ground is frozen. Colder, drier snow tends to be on the higher end of that range and warmer, wetter snow on the lower end.

As with rainfall, we consider the snowfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Ashcroft experiences some seasonal variation in monthly liquid-equivalent snowfall.

The snowy period of the year lasts for 3.7 months, from November 7 to February 27, with a sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent snowfall of at least 0.1 inches. The most snow falls during the 31 days centered around December 30, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.4 inches.

The snowless period of the year lasts for 8.3 months, from February 27 to November 7. The least snow falls around July 11, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.0 inches.

Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall

Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall in Ashcroftsnowsnow0.0 in0.2 in0.4 in0.6 in0.8 in1.0 in1.2 in1.4 inJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecDec 300.4 inDec 300.4 inJul 110.0 inJul 110.0 inNov 70.1 inNov 70.1 inFeb 270.1 inFeb 270.1 in
The average liquid-equivalent snowfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average rainfall.

Sun

The length of the day in Ashcroft varies extremely over the course of the year. In 2017, the shortest day is December 21, with 7 hours, 57 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 16 hours, 30 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight

The number of hours during which the Sun is visible (black line). From bottom (most yellow) to top (most gray), the color bands indicate: full daylight, twilight (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and full night.

The earliest sunrise is at 4:51 AM on June 16, and the latest sunrise is 3 hours, 16 minutes later at 8:07 AM on December 30. The earliest sunset is at 3:59 PM on December 11, and the latest sunset is 5 hours, 23 minutes later at 9:22 PM on June 24.

Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Ashcroft during 2017, starting in the spring on March 12, lasting 7.8 months, and ending in the fall on November 5.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in Ashcroft12 AM2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecJun 164:51 AMJun 164:51 AM9:22 PMJun 249:22 PMJun 24Dec 113:59 PMDec 113:59 PM8:07 AMDec 308:07 AMDec 30Mar 12DSTMar 12DSTDSTNov 5DSTNov 5daynightnightnightnight
The solar day over the course of the year 2017. From bottom to top, the black lines are the previous solar midnight, sunrise, solar noon, sunset, and the next solar midnight. The day, twilights (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and night are indicated by the color bands from yellow to gray. The transitions to and from daylight saving time are indicated by the 'DST' labels.

Humidity

We base the humidity comfort level on the dew point, as it determines whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid. Unlike temperature, which typically varies significantly between night and day, dew point tends to change more slowly, so while the temperature may drop at night, a muggy day is typically followed by a muggy night.

The perceived humidity level in Ashcroft, as measured by the percentage of time in which the humidity comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable, does not vary significantly over the course of the year, remaining a virtually constant 0% throughout.

Humidity Comfort Levels

Humidity Comfort Levels in Ashcroft0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecJul 30%Jul 30%drydryhumidhumid
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point: dry < 55°F < comfortable < 60°F < humid < 65°F < muggy < 70°F < oppressive < 75°F < miserable.

Wind

This section discusses the wide-area hourly average wind vector (speed and direction) at 10 meters above the ground. The wind experienced at any given location is highly dependent on local topography and other factors, and instantaneous wind speed and direction vary more widely than hourly averages.

The average hourly wind speed in Ashcroft does not vary significantly over the course of the year, remaining within 0.2 miles per hour of 2.0 miles per hour throughout.

Average Wind Speed

Average Wind Speed in Ashcroft0.0 mph0.5 mph1.0 mph1.5 mph2.0 mph2.5 mph3.0 mph3.5 mphJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecApr 182.2 mphApr 182.2 mphAug 21.8 mphAug 21.8 mph
The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

The predominant average hourly wind direction in Ashcroft varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the west for 4.3 weeks, from July 13 to August 12, with a peak percentage of 43% on July 23. The wind is most often from the south for 11 months, from August 12 to July 13, with a peak percentage of 56% on January 1.

Wind Direction

Wind Direction in AshcroftSWS0%20%40%60%80%100%JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecwestsouthnortheast
The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions (north, east, south, and west), excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

Solar Energy

This section discusses the total daily incident shortwave solar energy reaching the surface of the ground over a wide area, taking full account of seasonal variations in the length of the day, the elevation of the Sun above the horizon, and absorption by clouds and other atmospheric constituents. Shortwave radiation includes visible light and ultraviolet radiation.

The average daily incident shortwave solar energy experiences extreme seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The brighter period of the year lasts for 3.5 months, from May 5 to August 21, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.7 kWh. The brightest day of the year is July 16, with an average of 6.9 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 3.7 months, from October 24 to February 16, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 2.1 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 23, with an average of 0.9 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy

The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter (orange line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Topography

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Ashcroft are 50.724 deg latitude, -121.282 deg longitude, and 1,657 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Ashcroft contains large variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,991 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,554 feet. Within 10 miles contains large variations in elevation (5,814 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (9,265 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Ashcroft is covered by sparse vegetation (51%) and bare soil (42%), within 10 miles by trees (37%) and sparse vegetation (34%), and within 50 miles by trees (61%) and sparse vegetation (20%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Ashcroft, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.

Temperature and Dew Point

There are 3 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Ashcroft.

For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Ashcroft according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.

The estimated value at Ashcroft is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Ashcroft and a given station.

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Clinton, B. C. (28%, 50 kilometers, north); Kamloops Auto (38%, 59 kilometers, east); and Lytton, B. C. (34%, 59 kilometers, south).

Other Data

All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Tables of the Sun, Moon and Planets , by Jean Meeus.

All other weather data, including cloud cover, precipitation, wind speed and direction, and solar flux, come from NASA's MERRA-2 Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis . This reanalysis combines a variety of wide-area measurements in a state-of-the-art global meteorological model to reconstruct the hourly history of weather throughout the world on a 50-kilometer grid.

Land Use data comes from the Global Land Cover SHARE database , published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Elevation data comes from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) , published by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Names, locations, and time zones of places and some airports come from the GeoNames Geographical Database .

Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .

Maps are © Esri, with data from National Geographic, Esri, DeLorme, NAVTEQ, UNEP-WCMC, USGS, NASA, ESA, METI, NRCAN, GEBCO, NOAA, and iPC.