Lake Cowichan

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For the nearby lake, see Cowichan Lake.
For first nation, see Lake Cowichan First Nation.
Lake Cowichan
Town
Town of Lake Cowichan[1]
Lake Cowichan is located in British Columbia
Lake Cowichan
Location of Lake Cowichan in British Columbia
Coordinates: 48°49′33″N 124°03′15″W / 48.82583°N 124.05417°W / 48.82583; -124.05417Coordinates: 48°49′33″N 124°03′15″W / 48.82583°N 124.05417°W / 48.82583; -124.05417
Country  Canada
Province  British Columbia
Regional District Cowichan Valley
Incorporated 1944
Government
 • Mayor Ross Forrest
Area
 • Total 8.05 km2 (3.11 sq mi)
Elevation 180 m (590 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 2,974
 • Density 369.6/km2 (957/sq mi)
Time zone Pacific Time Zone (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) Pacific Daylight Time (UTC-7)
Postal code span V0R 2G0
Area code(s) +1-250
Website Town of Lake Cowichan

Lake Cowichan (Nitinaht: ʕaʔk̓ʷaq c̓uubaʕsaʔtx̣), (pop. 2,974), is a town located on the east end of Cowichan Lake and, by highway, is 27 kilometres (17 mi) west of Duncan, British Columbia. Lake Cowichan is a growing community.[2] The town of Lake Cowichan was incorporated in 1944. The Cowichan River flows through the middle of the town.[3]

Notable residents[edit]

See also Category:People from Duncan, British Columbia

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Lake Cowichan
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 14.0
(57.2)
18.5
(65.3)
22.0
(71.6)
28.0
(82.4)
33.0
(91.4)
35.0
(95)
37.2
(99)
38.0
(100.4)
36.0
(96.8)
28.5
(83.3)
18.3
(64.9)
16.0
(60.8)
38.0
(100.4)
Average high °C (°F) 6.1
(43)
7.6
(45.7)
10.1
(50.2)
13.3
(55.9)
17.2
(63)
20.2
(68.4)
23.9
(75)
24.7
(76.5)
21.3
(70.3)
14.2
(57.6)
8.3
(46.9)
5.4
(41.7)
14.3
(57.7)
Daily mean °C (°F) 3.4
(38.1)
4.0
(39.2)
5.9
(42.6)
8.5
(47.3)
12.0
(53.6)
14.9
(58.8)
17.7
(63.9)
18.2
(64.8)
15.2
(59.4)
10.1
(50.2)
5.5
(41.9)
2.9
(37.2)
9.8
(49.6)
Average low °C (°F) 0.6
(33.1)
0.4
(32.7)
1.7
(35.1)
3.6
(38.5)
6.7
(44.1)
9.4
(48.9)
11.5
(52.7)
11.7
(53.1)
9.1
(48.4)
5.9
(42.6)
2.6
(36.7)
0.4
(32.7)
5.3
(41.5)
Record low °C (°F) −17.8
(0)
−16.7
(1.9)
−14.4
(6.1)
−5.6
(21.9)
−3.9
(25)
0.6
(33.1)
1.7
(35.1)
3.9
(39)
−1.1
(30)
−5.5
(22.1)
−15.0
(5)
−15.0
(5)
−17.8
(0)
Precipitation mm (inches) 359.0
(14.134)
248.3
(9.776)
224.5
(8.839)
141.2
(5.559)
86.5
(3.406)
58.0
(2.283)
36.6
(1.441)
45.1
(1.776)
55.4
(2.181)
222.7
(8.768)
390.0
(15.354)
339.7
(13.374)
2,206.9
(86.886)
Rainfall mm (inches) 331.8
(13.063)
222.3
(8.752)
213.9
(8.421)
139.8
(5.504)
86.2
(3.394)
58.0
(2.283)
36.6
(1.441)
45.1
(1.776)
55.4
(2.181)
221.9
(8.736)
378.9
(14.917)
319.9
(12.594)
2,109.7
(83.059)
Snowfall cm (inches) 27.2
(10.71)
26.1
(10.28)
10.6
(4.17)
1.4
(0.55)
0.3
(0.12)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.8
(0.31)
11.1
(4.37)
19.8
(7.8)
97.2
(38.27)
Avg. precipitation days (≥ 0.2 mm) 21.0 17.3 20.2 17.1 14.4 12.2 7.1 6.8 8.1 16.1 20.8 21.0 182.1
Avg. rainy days (≥ 0.2 mm) 18.7 15.7 19.6 17.1 14.4 12.2 7.1 6.8 8.1 16.0 20.0 19.0 174.6
Avg. snowy days (≥ 0.2 cm) 4.8 3.6 2.6 0.6 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 1.9 3.9 17.6
Mean monthly sunshine hours 47.3 75.2 106.1 141.5 173.6 177.9 233.1 226.7 182.8 112.4 49.1 39.3 1,564.9
Percent possible sunshine 17.4 26.3 28.8 34.5 36.7 36.9 47.8 50.9 48.2 33.4 17.8 15.2 32.8
Source: [4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "British Columbia Regional Districts, Municipalities, Corporate Name, Date of Incorporation and Postal Address" (XLS). British Columbia Ministry of Communities, Sport and Cultural Development. Retrieved November 2, 2014. 
  2. ^ Cowichan Lake District Chamber of Commerce. "Cowichan Lake". Retrieved 14 September 2008. 
  3. ^ Town of Lake Cowichan Area Info
  4. ^ "Calculation Information for 1981 to 2010 Canadian Normals Data". Environment Canada. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 

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