Agassiz, British Columbia

Agassiz (/ˈæɡəsi/ AG-ə-see)[1] 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.[2] The only town within the jurisdiction of the District Municipality of Kent, it contains the majority of Kent's population.

Climate

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
(63.0)
21.7
(71.1)
25.8
(78.4)
32.2
(90.0)
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
(70.0)
17.2
(63.0)
39.4
(102.9)
Average high °C (°F) 6.2
(43.2)
8.5
(47.3)
11.6
(52.9)
15.0
(59.0)
18.5
(65.3)
21.1
(70.0)
24.0
(75.2)
24.6
(76.3)
21.3
(70.3)
15.0
(59.0)
8.9
(48.0)
5.8
(42.4)
15.0
(59.0)
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
(43.0)
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
(55.0)
12.8
(55.0)
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
(−13.0)
−24.4
(−11.9)
−14.4
(6.1)
−3.9
(25.0)
−1.1
(30.0)
1.7
(35.1)
3.3
(37.9)
1.7
(35.1)
−1.1
(30.0)
−8.5
(16.7)
−19.0
(−2.2)
−21.1
(−6.0)
−25.0
(−13.0)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 240.8
(9.48)
142.1
(5.59)
154.7
(6.09)
125.9
(4.96)
103.0
(4.06)
92.2
(3.63)
66.6
(2.62)
58.2
(2.29)
87.6
(3.45)
191.7
(7.55)
285.0
(11.22)
206.1
(8.11)
1,754.1
(69.06)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 220.8
(8.69)
131.1
(5.16)
148.8
(5.86)
125.5
(4.94)
103.0
(4.06)
92.2
(3.63)
66.6
(2.62)
58.2
(2.29)
87.6
(3.45)
191.6
(7.54)
275.8
(10.86)
187.7
(7.39)
1,688.9
(66.49)
Average snowfall cm (inches) 20.3
(8.0)
12.5
(4.9)
5.8
(2.3)
0.4
(0.2)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0.2
(0.1)
9.2
(3.6)
19.0
(7.5)
67.4
(26.6)
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[3]

Government and infrastructure

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

See also

References

  1. The Canadian Press (2017), The Canadian Press Stylebook (18th ed.), Toronto: The Canadian Press)
  2. "Agassiz (Community)". BC Geographical Names.
  3. "Canadian Climate Normals 1981-2010 at station AGASSIZ CDA". Environment Canada. 2013-07-01. Retrieved 2014-01-02.

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