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Average Weather in Invermere Canada

In Invermere, the summers are comfortable and partly cloudy and the winters are freezing, snowy, and mostly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 14°F to 79°F and is rarely below -4°F or above 88°F.

Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Invermere for warm-weather activities is from mid July to mid August.

Climate Summary

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Temperature

The warm season lasts for 3.0 months, from June 10 to September 11, with an average daily high temperature above 68°F. The hottest day of the year is August 3, with an average high of 79°F and low of 55°F.

The cold season lasts for 3.1 months, from November 18 to February 23, with an average daily high temperature below 36°F. The coldest day of the year is December 29, with an average low of 14°F and high of 26°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 InvermereJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM4 AM8 AM12 PM4 PM8 PM12 AMfreezingfreezingvery coldvery coldcoldcoldcoolcomfortablewarm
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 average hourly temperature, color coded into bands. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Hriňová, Slovakia (5,107 miles away); Nereju Mic, Romania (5,431 miles); and Akner, Armenia (6,130 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Invermere (view comparison).

Clouds

In Invermere, 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 Invermere begins around June 23 and lasts for 3.7 months, ending around October 12. On July 28, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 70% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 30% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around October 12 and lasts for 8.3 months, ending around June 23. On January 8, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 68% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 32% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories

Cloud Cover Categories in InvermereclearercloudiercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Jul 2870%Jul 2870%Jan 832%Jan 832%Jun 2350%Jun 2350%Oct 1251%Oct 1251%clearmostly clearpartly cloudymostly cloudyovercast
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds.

Precipitation

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

The wetter season lasts 4.0 months, from May 7 to September 7, with a greater than 24% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 38% on June 5.

The drier season lasts 8.0 months, from September 7 to May 7. The smallest chance of a wet day is 10% on January 31.

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 Invermere changes throughout the year.

Rain alone is the most common for 9.2 months, from February 25 to December 1. The highest chance of a day with rain alone is 38% on June 5.

Snow alone is the most common for 2.8 months, from December 1 to February 25. The highest chance of a day with snow alone is 10% on December 24.

Daily Chance of Precipitation

Daily Chance of Precipitation in InvermeresnowrainsnowJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Jun 538%Jun 538%Jan 3110%Jan 3110%Dec 119%Dec 119%May 724%May 724%Sep 724%Sep 724%rainsnowmixed
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. Invermere experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

The rainy period of the year lasts for 8.2 months, from March 22 to November 28, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around June 9, with an average total accumulation of 2.4 inches.

The rainless period of the year lasts for 3.8 months, from November 28 to March 22. The least rain falls around January 1, with an average total accumulation of 0.2 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. Invermere experiences some seasonal variation in monthly liquid-equivalent snowfall.

The snowy period of the year lasts for 5.0 months, from October 28 to March 29, 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 10, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.4 inches.

The snowless period of the year lasts for 7.0 months, from March 29 to October 28. The least snow falls around July 25, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.0 inches.

Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall

Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall in InvermeresnowsnowJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0.0 in0.5 in1.0 in1.5 in2.0 in2.5 inDec 100.4 inDec 100.4 inJul 250.0 inJul 250.0 inOct 280.1 inOct 280.1 inMar 290.1 inMar 290.1 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 Invermere varies extremely over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 21, with 7 hours, 59 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 16 hours, 28 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 5:31 AM on June 17, and the latest sunrise is 3 hours, 13 minutes later at 8:45 AM on December 31. The earliest sunset is at 4:39 PM on December 12, and the latest sunset is 5 hours, 20 minutes later at 10:00 PM on June 25.

Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Invermere 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 in InvermereJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMJun 175:31 AMJun 175:31 AM10:00 PMJun 2510:00 PMJun 25Dec 124:39 PMDec 124:39 PM8:45 AMDec 318:45 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 in Invermere, 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 InvermereJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Jul 30%Jul 30%drydry
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point.

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 Invermere does not vary significantly over the course of the year, remaining within 0.3 miles per hour of 3.5 miles per hour throughout.

Average Wind Speed

Average Wind Speed in InvermereJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph1 mph2 mph3 mph4 mph5 mph6 mphMay 83.8 mphMay 83.8 mphAug 43.2 mphAug 43.2 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 Invermere is from the west throughout the year.

Wind Direction

Wind Direction in InvermereJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%westsoutheastnorth
northeastsouthwest
The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions, excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1.0 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

Best Time of Year to Visit

To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Invermere 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 Invermere for general outdoor tourist activities is from mid July to mid August, with a peak score in the last week of July.

Tourism Score

Tourism Score in InvermereJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468106.26.20.00.0 precipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperaturetourism 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 Invermere for hot-weather activities is from mid July to mid August, with a peak score in the first week of August.

Beach/Pool Score

Beach/Pool Score in InvermereJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468102.42.40.00.0 precipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperature
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 in Invermere typically lasts for 5.2 months (159 days), from around May 1 to around October 8, rarely starting before April 12 or after May 19, and rarely ending before September 13 or after October 27.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Invermeregrowing seasonJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%May 150%May 150%Oct 850%Oct 850%May 1990%May 1990%Sep 1390%Sep 1390%Apr 1210%Apr 1210%Oct 2710%Oct 2710%Jul 15100%Jul 15100%frigidfreezingvery coldcoldcoolcomfortablewarm
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 percentage of time spent in various temperature bands. 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 in Invermere should appear around May 13, only rarely appearing before April 28 or after May 27.

Growing Degree Days

Growing Degree Days in InvermereJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F200°F400°F600°F800°F1,000°F1,200°F1,400°F1,600°F1,800°FMay 1390°FMay 1390°FJul 29900°FJul 29900°FDec 311,618°FDec 311,618°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 3.5 months, from May 3 to August 19, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.8 kWh. The brightest day of the year is July 15, with an average of 7.0 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 3.5 months, from October 27 to February 13, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 2.2 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 24, with an average of 1.0 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in InvermerebrightdarkdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh1 kWh2 kWh3 kWh4 kWh5 kWh6 kWh7 kWh8 kWh9 kWhJul 157.0 kWhJul 157.0 kWhDec 241.0 kWhDec 241.0 kWhMay 35.8 kWhMay 35.8 kWhOct 272.2 kWhOct 272.2 kWhFeb 132.2 kWhFeb 132.2 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 Invermere are 50.517 deg latitude, -116.035 deg longitude, and 2,933 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Invermere contains significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 758 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 2,852 feet. Within 10 miles contains significant variations in elevation (6,099 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (10,062 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Invermere is covered by sparse vegetation (40%), shrubs (35%), and trees (12%), within 10 miles by trees (66%) and shrubs (17%), and within 50 miles by trees (54%) and sparse vegetation (21%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Invermere, 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 6 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Invermere.

For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Invermere 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 Invermere is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Invermere and a given station.

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Nakiska Ridgetop (9%, 76 kilometers, northeast); Banff Marine Aviation Reporting Station (24%, 83 kilometers, northeast); Cranbrook/Canadian Rockies International Airport (22%, 102 kilometers, south); Sparwood Automatic Weather Reporting System (17%, 119 kilometers, southeast); Nakusp Automatic Weather Reporting System (15%, 129 kilometers, west); and Nelson Automatic Weather Reporting System (12%, 146 kilometers, southwest).

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.