Coombs, British Columbia

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Location of Coombs, British Columbia

Coombs is a small community on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, situated on provincial highway 4A approximately 10 km (6.2 mi) west of Parksville. Coombs is home to approximately 1,327 people and is renowned for its Old Country Market (which features a family of goats living on the roof), Butterfly World (which includes a small indoor tropical rainforest ), the World Parrot refuge, and the Coombs Bluegrass Festival held every B.C. Day weekend.

Climate[edit]

Under the Köppen climate classification, Coombs is located at the northernmost limits of the cool dry-summer subtropical zone (Csb) or cool-summer Mediterranean climate, due to its dry summers.[1]

Climate data for Coombs
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 15.0
(59)
18.0
(64.4)
22.5
(72.5)
26.0
(78.8)
30.0
(86)
33.5
(92.3)
35.0
(95)
33.0
(91.4)
33.0
(91.4)
24.0
(75.2)
17.0
(62.6)
17.0
(62.6)
35.0
(95)
Average high °C (°F) 6.0
(42.8)
7.6
(45.7)
10.3
(50.5)
13.8
(56.8)
17.6
(63.7)
20.6
(69.1)
24.0
(75.2)
24.2
(75.6)
20.6
(69.1)
13.8
(56.8)
8.2
(46.8)
5.5
(41.9)
14.4
(57.9)
Daily mean °C (°F) 2.8
(37)
3.4
(38.1)
5.4
(41.7)
8.2
(46.8)
11.6
(52.9)
14.6
(58.3)
17.2
(63)
17.1
(62.8)
13.8
(56.8)
8.9
(48)
4.7
(40.5)
2.6
(36.7)
9.2
(48.6)
Average low °C (°F) −0.4
(31.3)
−0.9
(30.4)
0.5
(32.9)
2.5
(36.5)
5.5
(41.9)
8.4
(47.1)
10.4
(50.7)
10.0
(50)
7.0
(44.6)
3.9
(39)
1.1
(34)
−0.4
(31.3)
4.0
(39.2)
Record low °C (°F) −14.5
(5.9)
−17.5
(0.5)
−9.0
(15.8)
−5.0
(23)
−3.0
(26.6)
2.0
(35.6)
3.0
(37.4)
2.0
(35.6)
−2.0
(28.4)
−8.0
(17.6)
−18.0
(−0.4)
−18.0
(−0.4)
−18.0
(−0.4)
Precipitation mm (inches) 176.3
(6.941)
110.1
(4.335)
109.0
(4.291)
75.1
(2.957)
56.3
(2.217)
46.6
(1.835)
24.4
(0.961)
34.5
(1.358)
39.3
(1.547)
113.9
(4.484)
188.2
(7.409)
164.9
(6.492)
1,138.5
(44.823)
Rainfall mm (inches) 162.8
(6.409)
100.1
(3.941)
103.1
(4.059)
75.1
(2.957)
56.3
(2.217)
46.6
(1.835)
24.4
(0.961)
34.5
(1.358)
39.3
(1.547)
113.2
(4.457)
180.7
(7.114)
157.3
(6.193)
1,093.2
(43.039)
Snowfall cm (inches) 13.5
(5.31)
10.1
(3.98)
5.9
(2.32)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.7
(0.28)
7.5
(2.95)
7.6
(2.99)
45.2
(17.8)
Avg. precipitation days (≥ 0.2 mm) 19.8 15.8 18.3 15.7 13.6 11.7 6.5 7.0 8.0 17.2 20.5 19.3 173.4
Avg. rainy days (≥ 0.2 mm) 18.0 14.5 17.8 15.7 13.6 11.7 6.5 7.0 8.0 17.1 19.7 18.0 167.6
Avg. snowy days (≥ 0.2 cm) 2.8 2.0 1.5 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 1.4 2.4 10.3
Source: [2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kottek, M.; J. Grieser, C. Beck, B. Rudolf, and F. Rubel (2006). "World Map of the Köppen-Geiger climate classification updated". Meteorol. Z. 15 (3): 259–263. doi:10.1127/0941-2948/2006/0130. Retrieved November 22, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Calculation Information for 1981 to 2010 Canadian Normals Data". Environment Canada. Retrieved July 9, 2013. 

External links[edit]

Image Gallery[edit]

Coombs Old Country Market and goats

Coordinates: 49°18′16″N 124°25′10″W / 49.30444°N 124.41944°W / 49.30444; -124.41944