Sandspit, British Columbia

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Sandspit is located in British Columbia
Sandspit
Sandspit
Location of Sandspit in British Columbia

Sandspit is the largest community on Moresby Island, in Haida Gwaii off the Pacific coast of British Columbia, Canada. The unincorporated community had a population of 538 as of the 2001 census. This community is serviced by Sandspit Airport with flights to Vancouver.

The "Spirit of Sandspit"

Climate[edit]

Climate in Sandspit is oceanic (Köppen Cfb) and very similar to the climate of the west coast of Scotland in terms of average temperatures and precipitation.

Climate data for Sandspit Airport
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high Humidex 13.8 13.4 13.4 17.8 23.0 28.4 30.8 30.2 27.6 24.5 17.9 15.0 30.8
Record high °C (°F) 12.4
(54.3)
13.4
(56.1)
13.9
(57)
18.9
(66)
21.7
(71.1)
26.7
(80.1)
27.8
(82)
26.7
(80.1)
24.1
(75.4)
20.6
(69.1)
16.3
(61.3)
13.4
(56.1)
27.8
(82)
Average high °C (°F) 6.4
(43.5)
6.7
(44.1)
7.8
(46)
9.7
(49.5)
12.3
(54.1)
15.0
(59)
17.3
(63.1)
18.1
(64.6)
16.1
(61)
12.2
(54)
8.4
(47.1)
6.7
(44.1)
11.4
(52.5)
Daily mean °C (°F) 4.0
(39.2)
4.1
(39.4)
4.9
(40.8)
6.6
(43.9)
9.4
(48.9)
12.2
(54)
14.5
(58.1)
15.2
(59.4)
13.2
(55.8)
9.4
(48.9)
5.7
(42.3)
4.2
(39.6)
8.6
(47.5)
Average low °C (°F) 1.6
(34.9)
1.5
(34.7)
1.9
(35.4)
3.4
(38.1)
6.4
(43.5)
9.3
(48.7)
11.6
(52.9)
12.2
(54)
10.2
(50.4)
6.6
(43.9)
3.0
(37.4)
1.7
(35.1)
5.8
(42.4)
Record low °C (°F) −13.9
(7)
−12.3
(9.9)
−12.2
(10)
−5.1
(22.8)
−1.1
(30)
2.2
(36)
5.0
(41)
1.9
(35.4)
−0.6
(30.9)
−3.1
(26.4)
−15.5
(4.1)
−12.8
(9)
−15.5
(4.1)
Wind chill −22.9 −24.1 −22.9 −10.8 −3.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 −10.7 −26.0 −20.8 −26.0
Precipitation mm (inches) 190.7
(7.508)
130.8
(5.15)
116.8
(4.598)
97.7
(3.846)
66.4
(2.614)
51.7
(2.035)
48.1
(1.894)
62.2
(2.449)
83.5
(3.287)
169.5
(6.673)
193.8
(7.63)
196.2
(7.724)
1,407.5
(55.413)
Rainfall mm (inches) 178.4
(7.024)
120.8
(4.756)
112.0
(4.409)
96.6
(3.803)
66.4
(2.614)
51.7
(2.035)
48.2
(1.898)
62.3
(2.453)
83.5
(3.287)
169.5
(6.673)
191.8
(7.551)
190.0
(7.48)
1,371.2
(53.984)
Snowfall cm (inches) 12.7
(5)
9.9
(3.9)
5.2
(2.05)
1.0
(0.39)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
3.0
(1.18)
6.0
(2.36)
37.9
(14.92)
Avg. precipitation days (≥ 0.2 mm) 23.3 19.2 21.5 19.9 17.7 15.8 14.9 14.8 17.3 22.8 24.0 23.8 234.9
Avg. rainy days (≥ 0.2 mm) 21.8 17.8 20.9 19.8 17.7 15.8 14.9 14.9 17.3 22.8 23.3 22.7 229.7
Avg. snowy days (≥ 0.2 cm) 3.6 2.8 2.2 0.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.5 2.0 13.0
 % humidity 84.4 80.1 77.1 76.4 76.0 77.1 76.1 76.1 76.3 78.5 81.6 84.6 78.7
Mean monthly sunshine hours 41.9 77.2 115.9 157.7 194.0 183.8 195.9 187.7 137.9 98.0 58.4 44.8 1,493.1
Percent possible sunshine 16.6 28.0 31.6 37.7 39.5 36.3 38.5 41.0 36.1 29.8 22.3 18.9 31.4
Source: [1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Calculation Information for 1981 to 2010 Canadian Normals Data". Environment Canada. Retrieved July 9, 2013. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 53°14′35″N 131°49′15″W / 53.24306°N 131.82083°W / 53.24306; -131.82083 (Sandspit)