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Powell River is situated within a temperate rainforest, Coastal Western Hemlock biogeoclimatic zone.

The zone typically has a cool mesothermal climate: cool summers (although hot dry spells can be frequent) and mild winters.
Mean annual temperature is about 8 °C (46.4 °F) and ranges from 5.2 to 10.5 °C (41.4 to 50.9 °F) among the CWH subzones.

The mean monthly temperature is above 10 °C (50 °F) for 4–6 months of the year. The mean temperature of the coldest month is 0.2 °C (32.4 °F) and ranges from −6.6 to 4.7 °C (20.1 to 40.5 °F) among the subzones.

Mean annual precipitation for the zone as a whole is 1200 mm (47 in), and ranges from 1,000 to 4,400 mm (39.4 to 173.2 in) (and probably more in some areas).
Less than 15% of total precipitation occurs as snowfall in the south, but as much as 40-50% in the northern parts of the zone.


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MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
Record high Humidex 13.2 14.9 18 24.8 35.5 34.5 39.6 34.8 32.9 27.1 17.1 15.1 39.6
Record high °C (°F) 15
(59)
17.8
(64)
18.9
(66)
25.6
(78.1)
34.1
(93.4)
32.2
(90)
34.4
(93.9)
32.8
(91)
31.5
(88.7)
24.9
(76.8)
15.6
(60.1)
13.9
(57)
34.4
(93.9)
Average high °C (°F) 5.8
(42.4)
6.9
(44.4)
9.4
(48.9)
12.8
(55)
16.5
(61.7)
19.4
(66.9)
22.1
(71.8)
22.3
(72.1)
18.7
(65.7)
12.6
(54.7)
7.7
(45.9)
5.3
(41.5)
13.3
(55.9)
Daily mean °C (°F) 3.6
(38.5)
3.9
(39)
5.9
(42.6)
8.6
(47.5)
11.9
(53.4)
14.9
(58.8)
17.2
(63)
17.2
(63)
14.1
(57.4)
9.4
(48.9)
5.3
(41.5)
3.1
(37.6)
9.6
(49.3)
Average low °C (°F) 1.2
(34.2)
0.9
(33.6)
2.3
(36.1)
4.3
(39.7)
7.3
(45.1)
10.4
(50.7)
12.3
(54.1)
12.1
(53.8)
9.4
(48.9)
6.1
(43)
2.8
(37)
0.9
(33.6)
5.8
(42.4)
Record low °C (°F) −16.7
(1.9)
−15
(5)
−12.2
(10)
−5
(23)
−4.4
(24.1)
1.7
(35.1)
3.9
(39)
1.7
(35.1)
−1.1
(30)
−5.5
(22.1)
−14.4
(6.1)
−13.9
(7)
−16.7
(1.9)
Wind chill −8.7 −15.8 −7.8 −1.9 0 0 0 0 0 −5.2 −16 −13 −16
Precipitation mm (inches) 158.9
(6.256)
109.4
(4.307)
110.7
(4.358)
83.3
(3.28)
76.6
(3.016)
67.6
(2.661)
37.5
(1.476)
45.3
(1.783)
54.7
(2.154)
125.8
(4.953)
178
(7.01)
157.8
(6.213)
1,205.4
(47.457)
Rainfall mm (inches) 145.7
(5.736)
101.9
(4.012)
104.2
(4.102)
83.2
(3.276)
76.6
(3.016)
67.6
(2.661)
37.5
(1.476)
45.3
(1.783)
54.7
(2.154)
125.5
(4.941)
171.6
(6.756)
146.5
(5.768)
1,160
(45.67)
Snowfall cm (inches) 13.6
(5.35)
7.8
(3.07)
6.8
(2.68)
0.1
(0.04)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0.3
(0.12)
6.5
(2.56)
11.5
(4.53)
46.5
(18.31)
Avg. precipitation days (≥ 0.2 mm) 20.2 16.2 19.3 16.4 13.8 11.5 8 7.8 9.3 17.4 21.3 20.5 181.6
Avg. rainy days (≥ 0.2 mm) 18.9 15 18.9 16.4 13.8 11.5 8 7.8 9.3 17.3 20.6 19.2 176.7
Avg. snowy days (≥ 0.2 cm) 3.2 2.1 1.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 1.6 3.2 11.7
 % humidity 85.3 76.2 69.5 61 58.5 59.1 57 57.5 63.3 75.8 83.5 86.5 69.4
Mean monthly sunshine hours 42.8 78.5 128.7 178.1 226.9 224.3 279.6 263.9 207.1 110.9 47.9 35.2 1,823.7
Percent possible sunshine 16 27.6 35 43.2 47.6 46 56.8 58.9 54.6 33.1 17.5 13.9 37.5

 

 

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Make your first stop in Powell River the Powell River Visitor Information Centre located at 4760 Joyce Avenue.
Here you will find helpful staff ready to provide maps and directions, offer local services, help source and book local adventures and tours as well as secure accommodation.
Our staff are all trained Tourism/Visitor Information Counsellors who are happy to answer questions and offer local insider knowledge.
We are available to answer your calls and help you plan your visit to the Sunshine Coast and the Powell River area.


Visitor Information Centre

4760 Joyce Avenue, Powell River B.C. Canada

Call 1.604.485.4701

 Toll-free at 1.877.817.8669

You can reach us by email at info@discoverpowellriver.com.

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