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Climate and Average Weather Year Round in Metchosin Canada

In Metchosin, the summers are short, cool, dry, and partly cloudy and the winters are long, very cold, wet, and mostly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 38°F to 65°F and is rarely below 29°F or above 72°F.

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

Climate in Metchosin

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

Average Temperature in Metchosin

The warm season lasts for 2.9 months, from June 22 to September 19, with an average daily high temperature above 61°F. The hottest day of the year is July 31, with an average high of 65°F and low of 54°F.

The cool season lasts for 3.8 months, from November 18 to March 12, with an average daily high temperature below 48°F. The coldest day of the year is January 2, with an average low of 38°F and high of 44°F.

Average High and Low Temperature in Metchosin

Average High and Low Temperature in MetchosinwarmcoolcoolJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F10°F10°F20°F20°F30°F30°F40°F40°F50°F50°F60°F60°F70°F70°F80°F80°F90°F90°F100°F100°FJan 244°FJan 244°FJul 3165°FJul 3165°F38°F38°F54°F54°FJun 2261°FJun 2261°FSep 1961°FSep 1961°FNov 1848°FNov 1848°FMar 1248°FMar 1248°F51°F51°F51°F51°F42°F42°F40°F40°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.

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 Metchosin

Average Hourly Temperature in MetchosinJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowvery coldvery coldcoldcoldcool
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.

Sligo, Ireland (4,408 miles away) is the far-away foreign place with temperatures most similar to Metchosin (view comparison).

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Clouds

In Metchosin, 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 Metchosin begins around June 4 and lasts for 4.0 months, ending around October 3. On August 3, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 75% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 25% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around October 3 and lasts for 8.0 months, ending around June 4. On January 20, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 71% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 29% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories in Metchosin

Cloud Cover Categories in MetchosinclearercloudiercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Aug 375%Aug 375%Jan 2029%Jan 2029%Jun 452%Jun 452%Oct 353%Oct 353%NowNowclearmostly 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 Metchosin varies very significantly throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 6.4 months, from October 10 to April 23, with a greater than 33% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 60% on November 18.

The drier season lasts 5.6 months, from April 23 to October 10. The smallest chance of a wet day is 7% on August 5.

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 58% on November 18.

Daily Chance of Precipitation in Metchosin

Daily Chance of Precipitation in MetchosinwetwetdryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Nov 1860%Nov 1860%Aug 57%Aug 57%Jan 150%Jan 150%Oct 1033%Oct 1033%Apr 2333%Apr 2333%NowNowrainmixed
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. Metchosin experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

Rain falls throughout the year in Metchosin. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around November 22, with an average total accumulation of 7.5 inches.

The least rain falls around July 30, with an average total accumulation of 0.6 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall in Metchosin

Average Monthly Rainfall in MetchosinJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 in0 in2 in2 in4 in4 in6 in6 in8 in8 in10 in10 in12 in12 inNov 227.5 inNov 227.5 inJul 300.6 inJul 300.6 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 liquid-equivalent snowfall.

Snowfall

The sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent quantity of snowfall in Metchosin does not vary significantly over the course of the year, staying within 0.1 inches of 0.1 inches throughout.

Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall in Metchosin

Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall in MetchosinJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 in0 in2 in2 in4 in4 in6 in6 in8 in8 inDec 300.2 inDec 300.2 inJul 160.0 inJul 160.0 inJan 200.1 inJan 200.1 inNowNow
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 Metchosin varies extremely over the course of the year. In 2021, the shortest day is December 21, with 8 hours, 19 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 20, with 16 hours, 6 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in Metchosin

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in MetchosinJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hr12 hr, 8 minMar 2012 hr, 8 minMar 2016 hr, 6 minJun 2016 hr, 6 minJun 2012 hr, 10 minSep 2212 hr, 10 minSep 228 hr, 19 minDec 218 hr, 19 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.

The earliest sunrise is at 5:12 AM on June 16, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 56 minutes later at 8:08 AM on November 6. The earliest sunset is at 4:19 PM on December 10, and the latest sunset is 5 hours, 0 minutes later at 9:19 PM on June 25.

Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Metchosin during 2021, starting in the spring on March 14, lasting 7.8 months, and ending in the fall on November 7.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in Metchosin

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in MetchosinJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMJun 165:12 AMJun 165:12 AM9:19 PMJun 259:19 PMJun 25Dec 104:19 PMDec 104:19 PM8:08 AMNov 68:08 AMNov 6Mar 14DSTMar 14DSTDSTNov 7DSTNov 7daynightnightnightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunsetNowNow
The solar day over the course of the year 2021. 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.

Moon

The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for 2021. 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 Metchosin

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.

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 Metchosin, 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 Metchosin

Humidity Comfort Levels in MetchosinJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Jan 180%Jan 180%Jul 200%Jul 200%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.

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 Metchosin experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 5.3 months, from October 27 to April 5, with average wind speeds of more than 5.9 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is December 4, with an average hourly wind speed of 7.4 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 6.7 months, from April 5 to October 27. The calmest day of the year is September 9, with an average hourly wind speed of 4.4 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed in Metchosin

Average Wind Speed in MetchosinwindywindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph0 mph2 mph2 mph4 mph4 mph6 mph6 mph8 mph8 mph10 mph10 mph12 mph12 mphDec 47.4 mphDec 47.4 mphSep 94.4 mphSep 94.4 mphOct 275.9 mphOct 275.9 mphApr 55.9 mphApr 55.9 mphNowNow
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 Metchosin varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the south for 4.0 days, from March 13 to March 17 and for 1.1 months, from October 19 to November 21, with a peak percentage of 35% on November 12. The wind is most often from the west for 7.1 months, from March 17 to October 19, with a peak percentage of 78% on July 18. The wind is most often from the east for 3.7 months, from November 21 to March 13, with a peak percentage of 42% on January 1.

Wind Direction in Metchosin

Wind Direction in MetchosinEWSEJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%NowNowwestsoutheastnorth
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).

Water Temperature

Metchosin 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 3.0 months, from June 18 to September 20, with an average temperature above 53°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is August 4, with an average temperature of 55°F.

The time of year with cooler water lasts for 3.9 months, from December 7 to April 4, with an average temperature below 48°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is January 29, with an average temperature of 46°F.

Average Water Temperature in Metchosin

Average Water Temperature in MetchosinwarmcoolcoolJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec42°F42°F44°F44°F46°F46°F48°F48°F50°F50°F52°F52°F54°F54°F56°F56°F58°F58°FAug 455°FAug 455°F46°FJan 2946°FJan 29Jun 1853°FJun 1853°FSep 2053°FSep 2053°FDec 748°FDec 748°FApr 448°FApr 448°FNowNow
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 in Metchosin 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 Metchosin for general outdoor tourist activities is from mid July to late August, with a peak score in the first week of August.

Tourism Score in Metchosin

Tourism Score in Metchosinbest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810105.45.40.00.0NowNowprecipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperature tourism 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 Metchosin for hot-weather activities is from late July to early August.

Beach/Pool Score in Metchosin

Beach/Pool Score in MetchosinJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810100.20.20.00.0NowNowprecipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperature
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 Metchosin typically lasts for 9.9 months (299 days), from around February 18 to around December 14, rarely starting after March 19, or ending before November 7.

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

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Metchosingrowing seasonJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%50%Feb 1850%Feb 1850%Dec 1450%Dec 1490%Mar 1990%Mar 1990%Nov 790%Nov 719%Jan 1519%Jan 15Jul 12100%Jul 12100%NowNowvery coldcoldcoolfreezingcomfortable
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 Metchosin should appear around May 24, only rarely appearing before May 6 or after June 13.

Growing Degree Days in Metchosin

Growing Degree Days in MetchosinJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F200°F200°F400°F400°F600°F600°F800°F800°F1,000°F1,000°F1,200°F1,200°FMay 2490°FMay 2490°FSep 27900°FSep 27900°FDec 31992°FDec 31992°FNowNow
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 3.3 months, from May 12 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 3.9 months, from October 23 to February 19, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 2.1 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 25, with an average of 0.9 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in Metchosin

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in MetchosinbrightdarkdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh8 kWh8 kWh9 kWh9 kWhJul 166.9 kWhJul 166.9 kWhDec 250.9 kWhDec 250.9 kWhMay 125.7 kWhMay 125.7 kWhOct 232.1 kWhOct 232.1 kWhFeb 192.1 kWhFeb 192.1 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.

Topography

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Metchosin are 48.383 deg latitude, -123.536 deg longitude, and 151 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Metchosin contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 899 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 211 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (2,133 feet). Within 50 miles contains large variations in elevation (7,848 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Metchosin is covered by sparse vegetation (29%), trees (27%), water (20%), and shrubs (11%), within 10 miles by water (47%) and trees (31%), and within 50 miles by trees (47%) and water (40%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Metchosin, 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 Metchosin.

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

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Race Rocks Automatic Weather Reporting System (CWQK, 45%, 9 kilometers, south); Esquimalt Harbour, B. C. (CWPF, 46%, 9 kilometers, northeast); and Sheringham Automatic Weather Reporting System (CWSP, 10%, 28 kilometers, west).

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 © 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.