Metchosin

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Metchosin
District of Metchosin [1]
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Mount Helmcken
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Location of Metchosin within the Capital Regional District
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Metchosin
Location of Metchosin in British Columbia
Coordinates: 48°22′55″N123°32′16″W / 48.38194°N 123.53778°W / 48.38194; -123.53778 Coordinates: 48°22′55″N123°32′16″W / 48.38194°N 123.53778°W / 48.38194; -123.53778
CountryCanada
Province British Columbia
Regional district Capital
Founded1840
Incorporated1984
Government
  Governing bodyMetchosin Council
  MayorMarie-Térèse Little
Area
[2]
  Total71.13 km2 (27.46 sq mi)
Elevation
40 m (130 ft)
Population
 (2016) [2]
  Total4,708
  Density66.2/km2 (171/sq mi)
Demonym Metchosinite
Time zone UTC-8 (PST)
Highways 14
Waterways Strait of Juan de Fuca
Website Official website

The District of Metchosin is a municipality and community in Greater Victoria on the southern tip of Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. It is a coastal community adjacent to the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Metchosin is part of the Western Communities and one of the 13 regional municipalities.

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Climate

Metchosin has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate (Köppen: Csb) in parts caused by the rain shadow and to the east of the strait of the Strait of Juan de Fuca, but keeping some oceanic characteristics (Cfb). [3] Sligo, Ireland has very close temperatures with only a slightly warmer summer. The biggest difference is in the summer drying, common of the Pacific Northwest. [4]

Climate data for Metchosin. elevation: 164 m or 538 ft, extremes 1911-1938
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
Record high °C (°F)12.2
(54.0)
15
(59)
18.3
(64.9)
23.9
(75.0)
29.4
(84.9)
32.2
(90.0)
32.2
(90.0)
31.1
(88.0)
30
(86)
24.4
(75.9)
15.6
(60.1)
14.4
(57.9)
32.2
(90.0)
Record low °C (°F)−13.9
(7.0)
−12.2
(10.0)
−4.4
(24.1)
−2.8
(27.0)
−0.6
(30.9)
1.7
(35.1)
3.9
(39.0)
5.6
(42.1)
−0.6
(30.9)
−5
(23)
−6.1
(21.0)
−12.2
(10.0)
−13.9
(7.0)
Average precipitation mm (inches)168.1
(6.62)
107.5
(4.23)
89.2
(3.51)
59.8
(2.35)
39.9
(1.57)
28.0
(1.10)
16.5
(0.65)
24.8
(0.98)
32.6
(1.28)
112.8
(4.44)
213.0
(8.39)
146.8
(5.78)
1,039
(40.9)
Average rainfall mm (inches)159.5
(6.28)
100.5
(3.96)
85.8
(3.38)
59.8
(2.35)
39.9
(1.57)
28.0
(1.10)
16.5
(0.65)
24.8
(0.98)
32.6
(1.28)
112.5
(4.43)
207.8
(8.18)
140.6
(5.54)
1,008.3
(39.7)
Average snowfall cm (inches)8.6
(3.4)
7.0
(2.8)
3.4
(1.3)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.3
(0.1)
5.2
(2.0)
6.2
(2.4)
30.7
(12)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.2 mm)19.515.217.714.611.78.84.84.97.215.021.018.3158.7
Average rainy days (≥ 0.2 mm)18.714.417.514.611.78.84.84.97.214.920.617.6155.7
Average snowy days (≥ 0.2 cm)1.71.70.920.00.00.00.00.00.00.080.81.46.6
Source: Environment Canada [5]

Demographics

In the 2021 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, Metchosin had a population of 5,067 living in 1,856 of its 1,938 total private dwellings, a change of

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References

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