Agassiz, British Columbia

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A view of the mountains from Agassiz, BC.

Agassiz is a small community located in the Eastern Fraser Valley region of British Columbia, Canada, about 97 kilometers east of Vancouver and immediately north of the city of Chilliwack.[1] The only town within the jurisdiction of the District Municipality of Kent, it contains the majority of Kent's population.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Agassiz, British Columbia
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 17.2
(63)
21.7
(71.1)
25.0
(77)
32.2
(90)
36.0
(96.8)
36.7
(98.1)
38.3
(100.9)
39.4
(102.9)
35.6
(96.1)
28.3
(82.9)
21.1
(70)
17.2
(63)
39.4
(102.9)
Average high °C (°F) 6.2
(43.2)
8.5
(47.3)
11.6
(52.9)
15.0
(59)
18.5
(65.3)
21.1
(70)
24.0
(75.2)
24.6
(76.3)
21.3
(70.3)
15.0
(59)
8.9
(48)
5.8
(42.4)
15.0
(59)
Daily mean °C (°F) 3.4
(38.1)
5.1
(41.2)
7.5
(45.5)
10.4
(50.7)
13.6
(56.5)
16.2
(61.2)
18.5
(65.3)
18.7
(65.7)
15.9
(60.6)
11.0
(51.8)
6.1
(43)
3.2
(37.8)
10.8
(51.4)
Average low °C (°F) 0.5
(32.9)
1.6
(34.9)
3.4
(38.1)
5.6
(42.1)
8.8
(47.8)
11.3
(52.3)
12.8
(55)
12.8
(55)
10.3
(50.5)
6.9
(44.4)
3.2
(37.8)
0.5
(32.9)
6.5
(43.7)
Record low °C (°F) −25.0
(−13)
−24.4
(−11.9)
−14.4
(6.1)
−3.9
(25)
−1.1
(30)
1.7
(35.1)
3.3
(37.9)
1.7
(35.1)
−1.1
(30)
−8.5
(16.7)
−19.0
(−2.2)
−21.1
(−6)
−25
(−13)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 240.8
(9.48)
142.1
(5.594)
154.7
(6.091)
125.9
(4.957)
103.0
(4.055)
92.2
(3.63)
66.6
(2.622)
58.2
(2.291)
87.6
(3.449)
191.7
(7.547)
285.0
(11.22)
206.1
(8.114)
1,754.1
(69.059)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 220.8
(8.693)
131.1
(5.161)
148.8
(5.858)
125.5
(4.941)
103.0
(4.055)
92.2
(3.63)
66.6
(2.622)
58.2
(2.291)
87.6
(3.449)
191.6
(7.543)
275.8
(10.858)
187.7
(7.39)
1,688.9
(66.491)
Average snowfall cm (inches) 20.3
(7.99)
12.5
(4.92)
5.8
(2.28)
0.4
(0.16)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0.2
(0.08)
9.2
(3.62)
19.0
(7.48)
67.4
(26.53)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.2 mm) 19.2 17.3 19.9 17.8 17.1 15.0 10.4 10.1 11.7 17.1 21.3 20.0 196.9
Average rainy days (≥ 0.2 mm) 16.8 15.8 19.6 17.8 17.1 15.0 10.4 10.1 11.7 17.1 20.7 18.1 190.1
Average snowy days (≥ 0.2 cm) 4.6 2.8 1.0 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0.07 1.3 3.9 13.87
Mean monthly sunshine hours 57.8 85.7 127.7 163.9 194.2 195.6 255.8 242.2 196.8 122.2 60.2 53.6 1,755.6
Source: Environment Canada[2]

Government and infrastructure[edit]

Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) Kent Institution is in Agassiz.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Agassiz (Community)". BC Geographical Names.
  2. ^ "Canadian Climate Normals 1981-2010 at station AGASSIZ CDA". Environment Canada. 2013-07-01. Retrieved 2014-01-02.

Coordinates: 49°14′00″N 121°46′00″W / 49.23333°N 121.76667°W / 49.23333; -121.76667