Climate

The local topography of mountains and valleys gives Fernie its own micro-climate. We can generally expect substantial snowfall (360 cm in town, 875 cm on the ski hill) during the winter, and enough rainfall from spring through fall to keep the valley green and lush. The mountain range that gives us its beauty, also protects us from extreme temperatures. Temperatures in winter average around -11C, and in summer, our daytime averages hover around 25C. Wind is a rare commodity in Fernie, and there is an average of 162 frost free days per year. Mid-April generally heralds the first frost free day of the year, while the first frost usually arrives sometime in September.

Fernie Factor

 

Mean Daily Minimums in ° Celcius (over 13 years)
Jan Feb March Apl May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
-11.7 -8.7 -5.4 -1.3 2.5 6.3 8.0 7.4 3.5 -0.4 -4.9

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Mean Daily Maximums in ° Celcius (over 13 years)
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
-2.8 1.6 5.2 11.0 16.4 20.6 24.6 24.1 18.3 11.5 2.6 -2.2


Total Precipitation in mm (over 12 years)
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
143.5 107.5 86 71.7 82 94.5 81 55.9 69.5 88.8 152.8 163.9


Year

Nov.

Dec.

Jan.

Feb.

Mar.

Apr.

Totals

84/85

344

315

30

127

141

93

1050cm 420"

85/86

100

50

199

134

40

 

523cm 204"

86/87

189

105

141

86

187

58

766cm 306"

87/88

69

196

186

84

292

65

892cm 360"

88/89

191

213

301

79

275

101

1160cm 468"

89/90

 

149

389

300

77

22

937cm 372"

90/91

214

378

199

102

208

78

1179cm 468"

91/92

100

147

248

117

17

25

654cm 264"

92/93

125

264

136

69

68

31

693cm 276"

93/94

115

190

157

270

99

68

899cm 360"

94/95

90

192

158

115

102

23

680cm 272"

95/96

 

36

269

171

69

154

630cm 252"

96/97

234

311

255

85

217

6

1108cm 443"

97/98

100

126

313

78

169

16

802cm 321"

98/99

147

275

247

255

147

28

1099cm 440"

99/00

110

218

239

157

124

36

884cm 348"

00/01

34

104

41

85

80

110

454cm 178"

01/02

91

275

274

172

248

39

1099cm 440"

02/03

74

148

148

105

199

114

788cm 315"

Year

Nov.

Dec.

Jan.

Feb.

Mar.

Apr.

Totals