Climate

gravel trail with mountains

Osoyoos is located in one of the most unusual geographical regions in Canada.

The community lies in the shadow of the Cascade Mountains creating a hot, sunny, dry climate. For this reason, the area boasts its own climate zone called "Osoyoos Arid Biotic Zone." Canada's lowest annual precipitation, warmest annual temperature, and warmest fresh water lake can be found here. This arid zone is the northern tip of the Sonoran Desert which extends from Mexico into Canada.

It is biologically classified as Canada's only desert because of the unique flora and fauna that call the area home. 

Average Hours of Sunshine2039 Hours 
Average January High0.1°C32°F
Average July High 29°C 84°F
Average Annual Rainfall 25 cm9.8 in
Average Annual Snowfall5.4 cm2.1 in

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