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Prince Rupert, British Columbia Climate & Temperature

  • Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada is at 54°17'N, 130°26'W, 35 m (116 ft). See map.
  • Prince Rupert, British Columbia has a marine west coast climate that is mild with no dry season, warm summers. Heavy precipitation occurs during mild winters which are dominated by mid-latitude cyclones. Seasonality is moderate (Köppen-Geiger classification: Cfb).
  • According to the Holdridge life zones system of bioclimatic classification Prince Rupert, British Columbia is situated in or near the cool temperate rain forest biome.
  • The average annual temperature is 6.9 degrees Celsius (44.4 degrees Fahrenheit). See the temperatures page for a monthly breakdown and the fixed scale graph.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 12.5 °C (22.5°F). This indicates that the continentality type is oceanic, subtype truly oceanic. Prince Rupert, British Columbia Climate Graph
  • In the winter time records indicate temperatures by day reach 4.9°C (40.9°F) on average falling to -1.7°C (29°F) overnight.
  • In spring time temperatures climb reaching 9.5°C (49.2°F) generally in the afternoon with overnight lows of 2.1°C (35.7°F).
  • During summer average high temperatures are 15.5°C (59.9°F) and average low temperatures are 9.1°C (48.4°F).
  • Come autumn/ fall temperatures decrease achieving average highs of 11.1°C (52°F) during the day and lows of 4.3°C (39.8°F) generally shortly after sunrise.
  • Total annual Precipitation averages 2551.5 mm (100.5 inches) which is equivalent to 2551.5 Litres/m² (62.58 Gallons/ft²).
  • On average there are 955 hours of sunshine per year. Visit the sunshine and daylight section to check monthly details including how high in the sky the sun reaches each month.
  • Were you to burrow down through the centre of the Earth from Prince Rupert, British Columbia you would pop up nearest to the climate station at Marion Island, South Africa.

Prince Rupert, British Columbia Climate Table

  Climate Variable Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
 
Average Max Temperature °C ( °F) 4 (39) 6 (43) 7 (45) 9 (49) 12 (54) 14 (57) 16 (61) 17 (62) 15 (59) 11 (52) 7 (45) 5 (41) 10 (50)
 
Average Temperature °C ( °F) 1 (33) 3 (37) 4 (39) 6 (42) 8 (47) 11 (52) 13 (55) 13 (56) 11 (52) 8 (46) 4 (39) 2 (35) 7 (44)
 
Average Min Temperature °C ( °F) -3 (28) -1 (30) 0 (32) 2 (35) 5 (40) 8 (46) 10 (50) 10 (50) 8 (46) 5 (40) 1 (33) -2 (29) 4 (38)
 
Average Precipitation mm (in) 251 (10) 217 (9) 188 (7) 181 (7) 142 (6) 120 (5) 113 (4) 163 (6) 245 (10) 379 (15) 284 (11) 270 (11) 2552 (100)
Number of Wet Days (probability of rain on a day %) 20 (65) 18 (64) 20 (65) 19 (63) 18 (58) 16 (53) 17 (55) 16 (52) 18 (60) 24 (77) 23 (77) 23 (74) 232 (64)
Average Sunlight Hours/ Day 1h 09' 2h 03' 2h 34' 3h 36' 4h 40' 3h 38' 3h 27' 3h 50' 2h 50' 1h 34' 1h 10' 0h 46' 2h 36'
Average Daylight Hours/ Day 7h 58' 9h 39' 11h 47' 14h 02' 16h 01' 17h 05' 16h 36' 14h 51' 12h 39' 10h 24' 8h 26' 7h 24' 12h 00'
Percentage of Sunny (Cloudy) Daylight Hours 15 (85) 22 (78) 22 (78) 26 (74) 30 (70) 22 (78) 21 (79) 26 (74) 23 (77) 16 (84) 14 (86) 11 (89) 22 (78)
Sun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°). 16 25.3 36.2 47.8 56 59.2 56.1 47.6 36.2 24.8 15.7 12.4 36

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