The Canadian Climate Survey is tracking historical and average temperatures in cities and towns across the country, as part of an effort to put something of a local face on global climate change.
Temperature Extremes: Overall, 7 of Comox’s 10 warmest years since the 1940s have occurred since 1990. In contrast, none of the city’s 10 coldest years have occurred in the same interval. The coldest year since 1990 was 1996, averaging 9.3 ˚C, which makes it Comox’s 20th-coldest year on record.
Long-Term Consequences: The rate of warming between the 1980s and the present has been 0.1 ˚C per decade. Assuming climate change does not intensify, Comox would warm by 1 ˚C over the coming century.
* Data for this chart was taken from the Environment Canada homogenized data archive.Tweet