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Climate and Average Weather Year Round in Kitimat British Columbia, Canada

In Kitimat, the summers are comfortable, wet, and mostly cloudy and the winters are long, very cold, snowy, and overcast. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 27°F to 73°F and is rarely below 10°F or above 84°F.

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

Climate in Kitimat

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Kitimat weather by month. Click on each chart for more information.

The warm season lasts for 3.0 months, from June 3 to September 5, with an average daily high temperature above 65°F. The hottest month of the year in Kitimat is July, with an average high of 71°F and low of 55°F.

The cold season lasts for 3.9 months, from November 9 to March 6, with an average daily high temperature below 42°F. The coldest month of the year in Kitimat is January, with an average low of 28°F and high of 35°F.

Average High and Low Temperature in Kitimat

Average High and Low Temperature in KitimatwarmcoldcoldJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F10°F10°F20°F20°F30°F30°F40°F40°F50°F50°F60°F60°F70°F70°F80°F80°F90°F90°F100°F100°FDec 3134°FDec 3134°FJul 3073°FJul 3073°F27°F27°F56°F56°FJun 365°FJun 365°FSep 565°FSep 565°FNov 942°FNov 942°FMar 642°FMar 642°F49°F49°F52°F52°F36°F36°F32°F32°FNowNow
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.
AverageJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
High 35°F39°F44°F51°F60°F67°F71°F70°F62°F51°F40°F35°F
Temp. 31°F34°F38°F44°F52°F58°F62°F62°F55°F46°F37°F32°F
Low 28°F31°F34°F39°F45°F51°F55°F55°F50°F43°F34°F29°F

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 in Kitimat

Average Hourly Temperature in KitimatJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM2 AM2 AM4 AM4 AM6 AM6 AM8 AM8 AM10 AM10 AM12 PM12 PM2 PM2 PM4 PM4 PM6 PM6 PM8 PM8 PM10 PM10 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowfreezingvery coldvery coldcoldcoldcoolcomfortablefreezing
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.

Laubach, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany (4,794 miles away) and Koszalin, Poland (4,698 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Kitimat (view comparison).

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In Kitimat, 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 Kitimat begins around April 27 and lasts for 4.5 months, ending around September 12.

The clearest month of the year in Kitimat is July, during which on average the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 39% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around September 12 and lasts for 7.5 months, ending around April 27.

The cloudiest month of the year in Kitimat is November, during which on average the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 81% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories in Kitimat

Cloud Cover Categories in KitimatclearercloudiercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Jul 3044%Jul 3044%Oct 2218%Oct 2218%Apr 2731%Apr 2731%Sep 1232%Sep 1232%NowNowclearpartly cloudymostly cloudyovercastmostly clear
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.
FractionJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Cloudier 80%76%77%72%66%66%61%61%70%80%81%80%
Clearer 20%24%23%28%34%34%39%39%30%20%19%20%

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

The wetter season lasts 5.9 months, from September 29 to March 24, with a greater than 55% chance of a given day being a wet day. The month with the most wet days in Kitimat is November, with an average of 20.2 days with at least 0.04 inches of precipitation.

The drier season lasts 6.1 months, from March 24 to September 29. The month with the fewest wet days in Kitimat is May, with an average of 12.7 days with at least 0.04 inches of precipitation.

Among wet days, we distinguish between those that experience rain alone, snow alone, or a mixture of the two. The month with the most days of rain alone in Kitimat is October, with an average of 19.9 days. Based on this categorization, the most common form of precipitation throughout the year is rain alone, with a peak probability of 69% on October 31.

Daily Chance of Precipitation in Kitimat

Daily Chance of Precipitation in KitimatwetwetdryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Nov 371%Nov 371%Jul 3038%Jul 3038%Sep 2955%Sep 2955%Mar 2455%Mar 2455%NowNowrainsnowmixed
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).
Days ofJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Rain 13.3d12.4d15.5d14.4d12.7d13.2d13.0d13.2d15.0d19.9d18.5d14.0d
Mixed 2.9d1.8d0.8d0.1d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.1d1.1d2.9d
Snow 2.3d1.4d0.4d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.1d0.6d2.2d
Any 18.6d15.7d16.6d14.6d12.7d13.2d13.0d13.2d15.0d20.0d20.2d19.0d

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. Kitimat experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

Rain falls throughout the year in Kitimat. The month with the most rain in Kitimat is October, with an average rainfall of 9.7 inches.

The month with the least rain in Kitimat is July, with an average rainfall of 3.4 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall in Kitimat

Average Monthly Rainfall in KitimatJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 in0 in5 in5 in10 in10 in15 in15 inOct 2710.1 inOct 2710.1 inJul 233.3 inJul 233.3 inMay 273.4 inMay 273.4 inNowNow
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 snowfall.
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Rainfall 6.9″5.8″5.2″4.5″3.5″3.7″3.4″4.2″6.6″9.7″9.2″7.4″

Snowfall

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

The snowy period of the year lasts for 4.9 months, from October 27 to March 24, with a sliding 31-day snowfall of at least 1.0 inches. The month with the most snow in Kitimat is January, with an average snowfall of 12.8 inches.

The snowless period of the year lasts for 7.1 months, from March 24 to October 27. The least snow falls around July 28, with an average total accumulation of 0.0 inches.

Average Monthly Snowfall in Kitimat

Average Monthly Snowfall in KitimatsnowsnowJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 in0 in5 in5 in10 in10 in15 in15 in20 in20 in25 in25 in30 in30 inJan 713.7 inJan 713.7 inJul 280.0 inJul 280.0 inOct 271.0 inOct 271.0 inMar 241.0 inMar 241.0 inNowNow
The average 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.
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Snowfall 12.8″7.5″1.9″0.1″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.3″3.8″11.4″

The length of the day in Kitimat varies extremely over the course of the year. In 2024, the shortest day is December 21, with 7 hours, 22 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 20, with 17 hours, 10 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in Kitimat

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in KitimatJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hr12 hr, 10 minMar 1912 hr, 10 minMar 1917 hr, 10 minJun 2017 hr, 10 minJun 2012 hr, 14 minSep 2212 hr, 14 minSep 227 hr, 22 minDec 217 hr, 22 minDec 21nightnightdayNowNow
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.
Hours ofJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Daylight 8.1h9.8h11.9h14.1h16.1h17.1h16.5h14.7h12.6h10.5h8.5h7.5h

The earliest sunrise is at 5:01 AM on June 17, and the latest sunrise is 3 hours, 53 minutes later at 8:54 AM on December 28. The earliest sunset is at 4:11 PM on December 13, and the latest sunset is 6 hours, 0 minutes later at 10:11 PM on June 23.

Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Kitimat during 2024, starting in the spring on March 10, lasting 7.8 months, and ending in the fall on November 3.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in Kitimat

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in KitimatJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMJun 175:01 AMJun 175:01 AM10:11 PMJun 2310:11 PMJun 23Dec 134:11 PMDec 134:11 PM8:54 AMDec 288:54 AMDec 28Mar 10DSTMar 10DSTDSTNov 3DSTNov 3daynightnightnightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunsetNowNow
The solar day over the course of the year 2024. 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.

The figure below presents a compact representation of the sun's elevation (the angle of the sun above the horizon) and azimuth (its compass bearing) for every hour of every day in the reporting period. The horizontal axis is the day of the year and the vertical axis is the hour of the day. For a given day and hour of that day, the background color indicates the azimuth of the sun at that moment. The black isolines are contours of constant solar elevation.

Solar Elevation and Azimuth in Kitimat

Solar Elevation and Azimuth in KitimatJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM2 AM2 AM4 AM4 AM6 AM6 AM8 AM8 AM10 AM10 AM12 PM12 PM2 PM2 PM4 PM4 PM6 PM6 PM8 PM8 PM10 PM10 PM12 AM12 AM000101010102020303040405000010101020202030304040501359NowNow
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Solar elevation and azimuth over the course of the year 2024. The black lines are lines of constant solar elevation (the angle of the sun above the horizon, in degrees). The background color fills indicate the azimuth (the compass bearing) of the sun. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries of the cardinal compass points indicate the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for 2024. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the colored areas indicate when the moon is above the horizon. The vertical gray bars (new Moons) and blue bars (full Moons) indicate key Moon phases.

Moon Rise, Set & Phases in Kitimat

The time in which the moon is above the horizon (light blue area), with new moons (dark gray lines) and full moons (blue lines) indicated. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

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 Kitimat, 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 in Kitimat

Humidity Comfort Levels in KitimatJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Jan 240%Jan 240%Jul 250%Jul 250%NowNowdrydry
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.
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Muggy days 0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d

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 Kitimat experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 4.9 months, from October 27 to March 24, with average wind speeds of more than 4.8 miles per hour. The windiest month of the year in Kitimat is January, with an average hourly wind speed of 5.8 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 7.1 months, from March 24 to October 27. The calmest month of the year in Kitimat is August, with an average hourly wind speed of 3.7 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed in Kitimat

Average Wind Speed in KitimatwindywindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph0 mph1 mph1 mph2 mph2 mph3 mph3 mph4 mph4 mph5 mph5 mph6 mph6 mph7 mph7 mph8 mph8 mph9 mph9 mph10 mph10 mphDec 286.0 mphDec 286.0 mphAug 23.6 mphAug 23.6 mphOct 274.8 mphOct 274.8 mphMar 244.8 mphMar 244.8 mphNowNow
The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Wind Speed (mph) 5.85.65.14.33.93.93.73.74.14.75.25.8

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

The wind is most often from the south for 3.6 months, from March 13 to July 1 and for 4.3 months, from August 7 to December 15, with a peak percentage of 55% on October 21. The wind is most often from the west for 1.2 months, from July 1 to August 7, with a peak percentage of 41% on July 18. The wind is most often from the east for 2.9 months, from December 15 to March 13, with a peak percentage of 47% on January 1.

Wind Direction in Kitimat

Wind Direction in KitimatESWSEJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%NowNowwestsoutheastnorth
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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).

Kitimat 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 2.4 months, from June 30 to September 13, with an average temperature above 54°F. The month of the year in Kitimat with the warmest water is August, with an average temperature of 56°F.

The time of year with cooler water lasts for 5.0 months, from November 27 to April 26, with an average temperature below 46°F. The month of the year in Kitimat with the coolest water is February, with an average temperature of 43°F.

Average Water Temperature in Kitimat

The daily average water temperature (purple line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.
WaterJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Temperature 44°F43°F44°F45°F48°F52°F55°F56°F53°F50°F47°F45°F

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

Tourism Score in Kitimat

Tourism Score in KitimatJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810105.15.10.00.0NowNowtemperaturetemperature cloudscloudsprecipitationprecipitationtourism 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 Kitimat for hot-weather activities is from late July to early August.

Beach/Pool Score in Kitimat

Beach/Pool Score in KitimatJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810101.01.00.00.0NowNow cloudscloudsprecipitationprecipitation
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.

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 Kitimat typically lasts for 6.8 months (207 days), from around April 12 to around November 5, rarely starting before March 19 or after May 1, and rarely ending before October 12 or after November 24.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Kitimat

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Kitimatgrowing seasonJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%50%Apr 1250%Apr 1250%Nov 550%Nov 590%May 190%May 190%Oct 1290%Oct 1210%Mar 1910%Mar 1910%Nov 2410%Nov 240%Jan 240%Jan 24Jul 19100%Jul 19100%NowNowfreezingvery coldcoldcoolfrigidwarm
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 Kitimat should appear around May 21, only rarely appearing before May 7 or after June 7.

Growing Degree Days in Kitimat

Growing Degree Days in KitimatJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F200°F200°F400°F400°F600°F600°F800°F800°F1,000°F1,000°F1,200°F1,200°F1,400°F1,400°FMay 2190°FMay 2190°FAug 10900°FAug 10900°FDec 311,335°FDec 311,335°FNowNow
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of the year, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

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 3.6 months, from April 28 to August 15, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 4.5 kWh. The brightest month of the year in Kitimat is June, with an average of 5.5 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 4.1 months, from October 14 to February 16, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 1.5 kWh. The darkest month of the year in Kitimat is December, with an average of 0.5 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in Kitimat

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in KitimatbrightdarkdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh8 kWh8 kWh9 kWh9 kWhJun 75.6 kWhJun 75.6 kWhDec 150.4 kWhDec 150.4 kWhApr 284.5 kWhApr 284.5 kWhAug 154.5 kWhAug 154.5 kWhOct 141.5 kWhOct 141.5 kWhFeb 161.5 kWhFeb 161.5 kWhNowNow
The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter (orange line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Solar Energy (kWh) 0.71.42.64.05.25.55.34.42.91.40.70.5

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Kitimat are 54.052 deg latitude, -128.653 deg longitude, and 69 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Kitimat contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 463 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 139 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (5,125 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (8,976 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Kitimat is covered by trees (49%), sparse vegetation (21%), and grassland (19%), within 10 miles by trees (80%), and within 50 miles by trees (57%) and sparse vegetation (13%).

This report illustrates the typical weather in Kitimat, 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 2 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Kitimat.

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

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are:

To get a sense of how much these sources agree with each other, you can view a comparison of Kitimat and the stations that contribute to our estimates of its temperature history and climate. Please note that each source's contribution is adjusted for elevation and the relative change present in the MERRA-2 data.

Other Data

All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Algorithms 2nd Edition , 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 airports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .

Maps are © OpenStreetMap contributors.

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.

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