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Average Weather at Estevan Point Meteorological Station Canada

At Estevan Point Meteorological Station, the summers are cool and partly cloudy and the winters are long, very cold, wet, windy, and overcast. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 38°F to 63°F and is rarely below 30°F or above 68°F.

Climate Summary

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Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Estevan Point Meteorological Station for warm-weather activities is from mid July to late August.

Temperature

The warm season lasts for 3.2 months, from June 19 to September 26, with an average daily high temperature above 60°F. The hottest day of the year is August 5, with an average high of 63°F and low of 54°F.

The cool season lasts for 3.9 months, from November 19 to March 16, with an average daily high temperature below 49°F. The coldest day of the year is December 23, with an average low of 38°F and high of 45°F.

Average High and Low Temperature

Average High and Low Temperature at Estevan Point Meteorological StationwarmcoolcoolJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F10°F20°F30°F40°F50°F60°F70°F80°F90°F100°FDec 2345°FDec 2345°FAug 563°FAug 563°F38°F38°F54°F54°FJun 1960°FJun 1960°FSep 2660°FSep 2660°FMar 1649°FMar 1649°F51°F51°F50°F50°F41°F41°F39°F39°FLowHigh
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 at Estevan Point Meteorological StationJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM4 AM8 AM12 PM4 PM8 PM12 AMvery coldvery coldcoldcoolcool
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands: frigid < 15°F < freezing < 32°F < very cold < 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.

Ballisodare, Ireland (4,434 miles away) is the far-away foreign place with temperatures most similar to Estevan Point Meteorological Station (view comparison).

Clouds

At Estevan Point Meteorological Station, 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 at Estevan Point Meteorological Station begins around June 3 and lasts for 3.9 months, ending around September 30. 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 September 30 and lasts for 8.1 months, ending around June 3. On January 20, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 76% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 24% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories

Cloud Cover Categories at Estevan Point Meteorological StationclearercloudiercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Aug 368%Aug 368%Jan 2024%Jan 2024%Jun 346%Jun 346%Sep 3046%Sep 3046%clearmostly cloudyovercastpartly cloudymostly clear
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 at Estevan Point Meteorological Station varies very significantly throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 6.9 months, from October 2 to April 29, with a greater than 38% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 65% on November 14.

The drier season lasts 5.1 months, from April 29 to October 2. The smallest chance of a wet day is 12% on July 30.

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 throughout the year is rain alone, with a peak probability of 65% on November 14.

Daily Chance of Precipitation

Daily Chance of Precipitation at Estevan Point Meteorological StationwetwetdryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Nov 1465%Nov 1465%Jul 3012%Jul 3012%Jan 159%Jan 159%Oct 238%Oct 238%Apr 2938%Apr 2938%rain
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. Estevan Point Meteorological Station experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

Rain falls throughout the year at Estevan Point Meteorological Station. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around November 18, with an average total accumulation of 12.4 inches.

The least rain falls around July 29, with an average total accumulation of 1.3 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall

Average Monthly Rainfall at Estevan Point Meteorological StationJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 in5 in10 in15 in20 inNov 1812.4 inNov 1812.4 inJul 291.3 inJul 291.3 in
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.

Sun

The length of the day at Estevan Point Meteorological Station varies extremely over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 21, with 8 hours, 10 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 16 hours, 16 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight

Hours of Daylight and Twilight at Estevan Point Meteorological StationJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hr12 hr, 7 minMar 2012 hr, 7 minMar 2016 hr, 16 minJun 2116 hr, 16 minJun 2112 hr, 11 minSep 2212 hr, 11 minSep 228 hr, 10 minDec 218 hr, 10 minDec 21nightnightday
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 5:19 AM on June 16, and the latest sunrise is 3 hours, 3 minutes later at 8:21 AM on December 31. The earliest sunset is at 4:26 PM on December 11, and the latest sunset is 5 hours, 9 minutes later at 9:36 PM on June 25.

Daylight saving time (DST) is observed at Estevan Point Meteorological Station during 2018, starting in the spring on March 11, lasting 7.8 months, and ending in the fall on November 4.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time at Estevan Point Meteorological StationJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMJun 165:19 AMJun 165:19 AM9:36 PMJun 259:36 PMJun 25Dec 114:26 PMDec 114:26 PM8:21 AMDec 318:21 AMDec 31Mar 11DSTMar 11DSTDSTNov 4DSTNov 4daynightnightnightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunset
The solar day over the course of the year 2018. 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 at Estevan Point Meteorological Station, 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 at Estevan Point Meteorological StationJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Jan 100%Jan 100%Jul 120%Jul 120%comfortablecomfortabledrydryhumidhumid
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 at Estevan Point Meteorological Station experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 5.8 months, from October 18 to April 13, with average wind speeds of more than 9.4 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is December 29, with an average hourly wind speed of 11.8 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 6.2 months, from April 13 to October 18. The calmest day of the year is September 6, with an average hourly wind speed of 7.0 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed

Average Wind Speed at Estevan Point Meteorological StationwindywindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph2 mph4 mph6 mph8 mph10 mph12 mph14 mph16 mph18 mphDec 2911.8 mphDec 2911.8 mphSep 67.0 mphSep 67.0 mphOct 189.4 mphOct 189.4 mphApr 139.4 mphApr 139.4 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 at Estevan Point Meteorological Station varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the south for 1.5 months, from March 1 to April 17 and for 2.0 months, from October 5 to December 5, with a peak percentage of 35% on March 23. The wind is most often from the west for 5.1 months, from April 17 to September 20 and for 1.1 weeks, from September 27 to October 5, with a peak percentage of 54% on July 17. The wind is most often from the east for 2.9 months, from December 5 to March 1, with a peak percentage of 38% on January 1.

Wind Direction

Wind Direction at Estevan Point Meteorological StationESWSEJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%westsoutheastnorth
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).

Water Temperature

Estevan Point Meteorological Station is located near a large body of water (e.g., ocean, sea, or large lake). This section reports on the wide-area average surface temperature of that water.

The average water temperature experiences some seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The time of year with warmer water lasts for 3.1 months, from June 26 to September 28, with an average temperature above 55°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is August 21, with an average temperature of 57°F.

The time of year with cooler water lasts for 4.1 months, from December 12 to April 14, with an average temperature below 49°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is February 14, with an average temperature of 47°F.

Average Water Temperature

Average Water Temperature at Estevan Point Meteorological StationwarmcoolJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec44°F46°F48°F50°F52°F54°F56°F58°F60°FAug 2157°FAug 2157°F47°FFeb 1447°FFeb 14Jun 2655°FJun 2655°FSep 2855°FSep 2855°FDec 1249°FDec 1249°FApr 1449°FApr 1449°F
The daily average water temperature (purple line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Best Time of Year to Visit

To characterize how pleasant the weather is at Estevan Point Meteorological Station throughout the year, we compute two travel scores.

The tourism score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 65°F and 80°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Estevan Point Meteorological Station for general outdoor tourist activities is from mid July to late August, with a peak score in the first week of August.

Tourism Score

Tourism Score at Estevan Point Meteorological Stationbest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468105.35.30.00.0precipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperaturetourism score
The tourism score (filled area), and its constituents: the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line).

The beach/pool score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Estevan Point Meteorological Station for hot-weather activities is from late July to mid August.

Beach/Pool Score

Beach/Pool Score at Estevan Point Meteorological StationJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468100.10.10.00.0precipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperature
The beach/pool score (filled area), and its constituents: the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line).

Methodology

For each hour between 8:00 AM and 9:00 PM of each day in the analysis period (1980 to 2016), independent scores are computed for perceived temperature, cloud cover, and total precipitation. Those scores are combined into a single hourly composite score, which is then aggregated into days, averaged over all the years in the analysis period, and smoothed.

Our cloud cover score is 10 for fully clear skies, falling linearly to 9 for mostly clear skies, and to 1 for fully overcast skies.

Our precipitation score, which is based on the three-hour precipitation centered on the hour in question, is 10 for no precipitation, falling linearly to 9 for trace precipitation, and to 0 for 0.04 inches of precipitation or more.

Our tourism temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 50°F, rising linearly to 9 for 65°F, to 10 for 75°F, falling linearly to 9 for 80°F, and to 1 for 90°F or hotter.

Our beach/pool temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 65°F, rising linearly to 9 for 75°F, to 10 for 82°F, falling linearly to 9 for 90°F, and to 1 for 100°F or hotter.

Growing Season

Definitions of the growing season vary throughout the world, but for the purposes of this report, we define it as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures (≥ 32°F) in the year (the calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, or from July 1 until June 30 in the Southern Hemisphere).

The growing season at Estevan Point Meteorological Station typically lasts for 9.0 months (273 days), from around March 5 to around December 3, rarely starting after April 6, or ending before November 7.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season at Estevan Point Meteorological Stationgrowing seasonJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%50%Mar 550%Mar 550%Dec 350%Dec 390%Apr 690%Apr 690%Nov 790%Nov 716%Jan 416%Jan 4Jul 26100%Jul 26100%very coldcoldcoolfreezingcomfortable
The percentage of time spent in various temperature bands: frigid < 15°F < freezing < 32°F < very cold < 45°F < cold < 55°F < cool < 65°F < comfortable < 75°F < warm < 85°F < hot < 95°F < sweltering. The black line is the percentage chance that a given day is within the growing season.

Growing degree days are a measure of yearly heat accumulation used to predict plant and animal development, and defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature, discarding any excess above a maximum temperature. In this report, we use a base of 50°F and a cap of 86°F.

Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms at Estevan Point Meteorological Station should appear around May 28, only rarely appearing before May 10 or after June 19.

Growing Degree Days

Growing Degree Days at Estevan Point Meteorological StationJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F200°F400°F600°F800°F1,000°F1,200°FMay 2890°FMay 2890°FOct 6900°FOct 6900°FDec 31975°FDec 31975°F
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of the year, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

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 3.1 months, from May 17 to August 20, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.5 kWh. The brightest day of the year is July 20, with an average of 6.7 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 4.1 months, from October 21 to February 24, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 1.9 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 26, with an average of 0.7 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy at Estevan Point Meteorological StationbrightdarkdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh1 kWh2 kWh3 kWh4 kWh5 kWh6 kWh7 kWh8 kWh9 kWhJul 206.7 kWhJul 206.7 kWhDec 260.7 kWhDec 260.7 kWhMay 175.5 kWhMay 175.5 kWhAug 205.5 kWhAug 205.5 kWhOct 211.9 kWhOct 211.9 kWhFeb 241.9 kWhFeb 241.9 kWh
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 Estevan Point Meteorological Station are 49.383 deg latitude, -126.544 deg longitude, and 0 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Estevan Point Meteorological Station contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 125 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 21 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (2,841 feet). Within 50 miles contains large variations in elevation (7,113 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Estevan Point Meteorological Station is covered by water (60%), trees (26%), and herbaceous vegetation (14%), within 10 miles by water (79%) and trees (19%), and within 50 miles by water (62%) and trees (34%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather at Estevan Point Meteorological Station, 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

Estevan Point Meteorological Station has a weather station that reported reliably enough during the analysis period that we have included it in our network. When available, historical temperature and dew point measurements are taken directly from this weather station. These records are obtained from NOAA's Integrated Surface Hourly data set, falling back on ICAO METAR records as required.

In the case of missing or erroneous measurements from this station, we fall back on records from nearby stations, adjusted according to typical seasonal and diurnal intra-station differences. For a given day of the year and hour of the day, the fallback station is selected to minimize the prediction error over the years for which there are measurements for both stations.

The stations on which we may fall back are Port Hardy Airport; Solander Island Meteorological Aeronautical Presentation System; Port Alberni, B. C.; Comox Valley Airport; Powell River Airport; Sisters Island Automatic Weather Reporting System; and Ballenas Island Automatic Weather Reporting System.

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.

Disclaimer

The information on this site is provided as is, without any assurances as to its accuracy or suitability for any purpose. Weather data is prone to errors, outages, and other defects. We assume no responsibility for any decisions made on the basis of the content presented on this site.

We draw particular cautious attention to our reliance on the MERRA-2 model-based reconstructions for a number of important data series. While having the tremendous advantages of temporal and spatial completeness, these reconstructions: (1) are based on computer models that may have model-based errors, (2) are coarsely sampled on a 50 km grid and are therefore unable to reconstruct the local variations of many microclimates, and (3) have particular difficulty with the weather in some coastal areas, especially small islands.

We further caution that our travel scores are only as good as the data that underpin them, that weather conditions at any given location and time are unpredictable and variable, and that the definition of the scores reflects a particular set of preferences that may not agree with those of any particular reader.