The best times to visit Sparwood for ideal weather are

June 25th to August 19th

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.

 

 


Other Sparwood Travel Info

Weather in Sparwood

Temperature

Average temperatures in Sparwood vary drastically. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for most of the year with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 32nd percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Sparwood, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid July where highs are regularly around 81.1°F (27.3°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 46.9°F (8.3°C) at night.

Sparwood Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Sparwood Temperatures (Celsius)

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“Feels-Like” Temperatures

The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.

Sparwood Perceived Temperature (F)

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Sparwood Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Sparwood Temperatures by Month

Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.

Show Fahrenheit

MonthAvg. High (°F)Avg. Mean (°F)Avg. Low (°F)
Jan29.820.413
Feb3423.314.6
Mar42.331.623
Apr51.938.227.2
May62.547.734.5
Jun69.555.141.6
Jul80.36346.5
Aug78.960.744.2
Sep69.151.537.5
Oct53.540.430.4
Nov37.12820.8
Dec27.218.611.8

Show Celsius

MonthAvg. High (°C)Avg. Mean (°C)Avg. Low (°C)
Jan-1.2-6.4-10.6
Feb1.1-4.8-9.7
Mar5.7-0.2-5
Apr11.13.4-2.7
May16.98.71.4
Jun20.812.85.3
Jul26.817.28.1
Aug26.115.96.8
Sep20.610.83.1
Oct11.94.7-0.9
Nov2.8-2.2-6.2
Dec-2.7-7.4-11.2

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Sparwood are January, February, and then March. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early January. For example, on the week of January 1st there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late May with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of May 21st.

When can you find snow in Sparwood? Weather stations report large amounts of snow likely to be deepest around February, especially close to mid February. The best time to ski (if at all) in Sparwood is often around around February 12th when fresh powder is deepest. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.

Chance of Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Sparwood.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Sparwood (in).

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (in)Total Precipitation (in)
Jan0%6.10
Feb0%6.60
Mar0%4.80
Apr12%0.80.8
May16%01.9
Jun16%01.8
Jul12%01.2
Aug13%01.2
Sep12%01.6
Oct11%01.5
Nov2%1.50.3
Dec1%4.20.1

Show Centimeters

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (cm)Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan015.50
Feb016.80
Mar012.20
Apr1222
May1604.8
Jun1604.6
Jul1203
Aug1303
Sep1204.1
Oct1103.8
Nov23.80.8
Dec110.70.3

 

Humidity and Wind

Sparwood has some very humid months, with other moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is July (48.5% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (73.1%).

Wind in Sparwood is usually calm. The windiest month is March, followed by April and November. March’s average wind speed of around 5 knots (5.8 MPH or 9.3 KPH) is considered “a light breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early March where average top sustained speeds reach 11.5 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Sparwood.

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Wind

The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

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Max Sustained Wind
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Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

MonthAvg. WindAvg. Wind FeelSustained High WindHigh Wind Feel
Jan4.5Light breeze9.9Gentle breeze
Feb4.5Light breeze10Gentle breeze
Mar5Light breeze10.9Gentle breeze
Apr4.5Light breeze10.4Gentle breeze
May3.9Barely noticeable9.6Gentle breeze
Jun3.8Barely noticeable9.6Gentle breeze
Jul3.8Barely noticeable9.4Gentle breeze
Aug3.5Barely noticeable9.2Gentle breeze
Sep3.5Barely noticeable9.2Gentle breeze
Oct4Light breeze9.1Gentle breeze
Nov4.5Light breeze9.4Gentle breeze
Dec4Light breeze8.8Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

MonthAvg. Relative Humidity
Jan70.9%
Feb66.2%
Mar62.5%
Apr53.3%
May53.7%
Jun56.6%
Jul48.5%
Aug50.8%
Sep58.4%
Oct63.7%
Nov70%
Dec73.1%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Sparwood?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are no travel advisories or warnings for Canada; exercise normal security precautions. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Oct 07, 2019.


 

The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Sparwood, BC, Canada is July, followed by June and August. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Sparwood in December. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month

 

Most Popular Months to Visit

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Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is somewhat extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 46.8 in December means 46.8% of the tourists vs. July.

 

 

Overall Sparwood Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 66.3°F (19.1°C) and 34.4°F (1.3°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 0 to 5 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the second busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.

Summer (June through August)

The middle-year months have comfortably cool weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see the most precipitation with 4 to 5 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Sparwood, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 71.9°F (22.2°C) and 30.9°F (-0.6°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 1 to 4 days per month. Tourism is fairly slow during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be lower priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is far too cold this time of year in Sparwood to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 36.9°F (2.7°C) and 25.4°F (-3.7°C). On average, it rains or snows a insignificant amount: consistently 0 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.

 

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