Statistics

Elevation          1736 ft or 530 meters
Population        approximately 1200

Climate

Four distinct seasons characterize Balfour’s climate.

Average minimum and maximum temperatures vary from -5C to 5C (12F to 41F) in winter to 15C to 27C (59F to 80F) in summer.

Rainfall averages around 25 mm (.98 in) per month March through October.

Snowfall occurs November through March, with December and January averaging 70 cm (27.5 in) each.

Average Mean Temperatures:

Winter:      Lows -4.9 c  (23F)        Highs 0.6 c  (33F)
Summer:    Lows 11.1 c  (51F)       Highs 26.6 c  (79F)

Temperatures shown below are regional averages.

MONTH      AVE. TEMP          PRECIP.            SUNSHINE        SNOWFALL

Jan           -3.3 c  (26F)     74.4 mm  (2.9in)     42.7 hrs        67.9 cm (26in)
Feb          -0.7 c  (30F)      57.4 mm  (2.2in)      71.7 hrs       37.1 cm(15in)
Mar           3.6 c   (38F)     59.5 mm (2.3in)     123.4 hrs       16.2 cm (6.3in)
Apr            8.3 c   (46F)    50.1 mm (1.9in)      174.4 hrs         2.5 cm (1.0in)
May         13.0 c  (55F)     60.9 mm (2.4in)      227.5 hrs         0.2 cm (.8in)
Jun          16.9 c  (62F)      64.3 mm (2.5in)     241.1 hrs          ******
Jul           19.9 c  (67F)      43.9 mm (1.7in)     305.0 hrs          ******
Aug         19.8 c  (67F)      42.0 mm (1.6in)     271.3 hrs          ******
Sep         14.3 c  (57F)      43.7 mm (1.7in)     191.6 hrs          ******
Oct            7.8 c  (46F)      51.6 mm (2.0in)     124.0 hrs          1.6 cm (.63in)
Nov           1.9 c    (35F)    88.4 mm (3.4in)       54.0 hrs        31.8 cm (12in)
Dec           -2.4 c   (27F)    93.1 mm (3.7in)       33.4 hrs        67.4 cm (26in)

Source: Castlegar Weather Office