Climate and Average Weather Year Round in British Columbia Canada

We show the climate in British Columbia by comparing the average weather in 4 representative places: Vancouver, Victoria, Kelowna, and Fort Nelson.

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Average High and Low Temperature in British Columbia

Average High and Low Temperature in British ColumbiaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec-10°F-10°F0°F0°F10°F10°F20°F20°F30°F30°F40°F40°F50°F50°F60°F60°F70°F70°F80°F80°F90°F90°F583573425366238532-95NowNowVancouverVancouverVictoriaVictoriaKelownaKelownaFort NelsonFort Nelson
The daily average high and low air temperature at 2 meters above the ground.
HighJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Vancouver 44°F46°F50°F56°F62°F67°F72°F72°F65°F56°F48°F43°F
Victoria 46°F48°F51°F55°F59°F62°F66°F66°F62°F56°F49°F45°F
Kelowna 34°F40°F51°F61°F70°F76°F83°F82°F71°F57°F43°F34°F
Fort Nelson 7°F17°F31°F49°F62°F71°F74°F71°F60°F41°F17°F7°F
LowJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Vancouver 36°F37°F40°F44°F49°F54°F57°F57°F53°F46°F40°F36°F
Victoria 37°F38°F40°F42°F47°F50°F53°F53°F50°F46°F41°F38°F
Kelowna 24°F26°F31°F37°F45°F51°F55°F54°F46°F38°F31°F24°F
Fort Nelson -8°F-2°F10°F27°F39°F49°F53°F49°F39°F26°F5°F-7°F

Vancouver

Average Hourly Temperature in VancouverJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowvery coldcoldcoldcoolcomfortable

Victoria

Average Hourly Temperature in VictoriaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowvery coldcoldcoolcool

Kelowna

Average Hourly Temperature in KelownaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowfreezingfreezingvery coldvery coldcoldcoldcoolwarmcomfortable

Fort Nelson

Average Hourly Temperature in Fort NelsonJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowfrigidfrigidcoldcoolcomfortablecoolfreezingvery coldvery cold
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Chance of Clearer Skies in British Columbia

Chance of Clearer Skies in British ColumbiaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%71267530344830NowNowVancouverVancouverVictoriaVictoriaKelownaKelownaFort NelsonFort Nelson
The percentage of time the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy (i.e., less than 60% of the sky is covered by clouds).
Clearer SkiesJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Vancouver 27%30%31%37%45%51%66%66%56%39%29%28%
Victoria 31%34%35%41%49%56%70%70%60%44%35%32%
Kelowna 35%38%41%43%48%55%69%68%61%48%38%37%
Fort Nelson 32%30%31%40%43%43%45%47%43%37%33%32%

Daily Chance of Precipitation in British Columbia

Daily Chance of Precipitation in British ColumbiaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%6011577243110NowNowVancouverVancouverVictoriaVictoriaKelownaKelownaFort NelsonFort Nelson
The percentage of days in which precipitation is observed, excluding trace quantities.
Days of Precip.JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Vancouver 16.0d13.3d14.8d11.3d8.7d7.5d4.6d4.2d7.0d13.3d17.4d16.8d
Victoria 14.7d12.5d13.5d10.1d7.4d5.5d3.0d3.3d5.7d11.7d16.3d15.6d
Kelowna 4.5d3.6d4.2d4.3d5.9d6.4d4.6d3.8d4.0d5.3d6.3d5.6d
Fort Nelson 4.0d2.9d3.3d4.1d6.7d8.2d9.1d7.4d5.9d5.8d4.5d4.1d

Average Monthly Rainfall in British Columbia

Average Monthly Rainfall in British ColumbiaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec2 in2 in4 in4 in6 in6 in8 in8 in10 in10 in10.01.06.51.40.32.9NowNowVancouverVancouverVictoriaVictoriaFort NelsonFort Nelson
The average rainfall accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question.
RainfallJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Vancouver 7.7″6.5″5.9″3.9″2.6″2.1″1.3″1.3″2.6″6.5″9.9″8.4″
Victoria 5.1″4.3″3.7″2.4″1.6″1.2″0.6″0.8″1.5″3.9″6.4″5.5″
Kelowna 0.3″0.4″0.5″0.6″1.1″1.4″0.9″0.6″0.7″0.8″0.9″0.5″
Fort Nelson 0.0″0.0″0.1″0.6″1.9″2.6″2.8″2.3″1.5″0.6″0.0″0.0″

Average Monthly Snowfall in British Columbia

Average Monthly Snowfall in British ColumbiaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 in0 in1 in1 in2 in2 in3 in3 in4 in4 in5 in5 in6 in6 in7 in7 in8 in8 in2.61.63.17.2NowNowVancouverVancouverVictoriaVictoriaKelownaKelownaFort NelsonFort Nelson
The average snowfall accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question.
SnowfallJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Vancouver 2.0″1.0″0.2″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.3″1.9″
Victoria 1.0″0.3″0.2″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.2″1.1″
Kelowna 2.5″1.1″0.3″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.1″0.8″2.6″
Fort Nelson 5.2″4.2″4.0″2.9″0.8″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.4″5.0″6.7″5.0″

Hours of Daylight in British Columbia

Hours of Daylight in British ColumbiaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec4 hr4 hr6 hr6 hr8 hr8 hr10 hr10 hr12 hr12 hr14 hr14 hr16 hr16 hr18 hr18 hr20 hr20 hr16.28.218.46.2NowNowVancouverVancouverVictoriaVictoriaKelownaKelownaFort NelsonFort Nelson
The number of hours during which the Sun is at least partly above the horizon.
DaylightJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Vancouver 8.8h10.2h12.0h13.8h15.4h16.2h15.7h14.3h12.5h10.7h9.1h8.3h
Victoria 8.9h10.3h12.0h13.8h15.3h16.1h15.6h14.2h12.5h10.7h9.2h8.4h
Kelowna 8.7h10.2h12.0h13.9h15.5h16.3h15.8h14.3h12.5h10.6h9.0h8.2h
Fort Nelson 7.2h9.4h12.0h14.6h17.0h18.3h17.5h15.3h12.7h10.1h7.7h6.4h

Chance of Muggy Conditions in British Columbia

Chance of Muggy Conditions in British ColumbiaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%NowNowVancouverVancouverVictoriaVictoria
The percentage of time that is muggy, oppressive, or miserable (i.e., a dew point greater than 65°F).
Muggy daysJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Vancouver 0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.1d0.1d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d
Victoria 0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d
Kelowna 0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d
Fort Nelson 0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d

Average Wind Speed in British Columbia

Average Wind Speed in British ColumbiaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph0 mph1 mph1 mph2 mph2 mph3 mph3 mph4 mph4 mph5 mph5 mph6 mph6 mph7 mph7 mph8 mph8 mph9 mph9 mph6.62.98.14.64.43.54.43.3NowNowVancouverVancouverVictoriaVictoriaKelownaKelownaFort NelsonFort Nelson
The average of mean hourly wind speeds at 10 meters above the ground.
Wind Speed (mph)JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Vancouver 6.26.05.44.63.93.63.23.03.54.76.16.5
Victoria 7.57.26.76.05.55.55.34.94.75.77.57.9
Kelowna 4.24.24.34.34.03.83.63.63.84.14.44.3
Fort Nelson 4.34.34.24.13.93.53.33.43.63.73.94.2

Average Water Temperature in British Columbia

Average Water Temperature in British ColumbiaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec42°F42°F44°F44°F46°F46°F48°F48°F50°F50°F52°F52°F54°F54°F56°F56°F58°F58°F60°F60°F62°F62°F61445546NaNNaNNowNowVancouverVancouverVictoriaVictoria
The daily average wide-area surface water temperature.
Water Temp.JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Vancouver 45°F45°F46°F49°F54°F58°F60°F60°F57°F52°F48°F46°F
Victoria 46°F46°F47°F48°F51°F53°F54°F55°F53°F51°F49°F47°F

Tourism Score in British Columbia

Tourism Score in British ColumbiaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810107.05.64.7NowNowVancouverVancouverVictoriaVictoriaKelownaKelownaFort NelsonFort Nelson
The tourism score, which favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 65°F and 80°F.

Beach/Pool Score in British Columbia

Beach/Pool Score in British ColumbiaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810101.70.33.4NowNowVancouverVancouverKelownaKelownaFort NelsonFort Nelson
The beach/pool score, which favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F.

Growing Season in British Columbia

Growing Season in British ColumbiaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%20%20%40%40%60%60%80%80%100%100%NowNowVancouverVancouverVictoriaVictoriaKelownaKelownaFort NelsonFort Nelson
The percentage chance that a given day is within the growing season, defined as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures (≥ 32°F) in the year (the calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, or from July 1 until June 30 in the Southern Hemisphere).

Growing Degree Days in British Columbia

Growing Degree Days in British ColumbiaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec500°F500°F1,000°F1,000°F1,500°F1,500°F2,000°F2,000°F2,500°F2,500°FNowNowVancouverVancouverVictoriaVictoriaKelownaKelownaFort NelsonFort Nelson
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of the year, where growing degree days are defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature (50°F in this case).

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in British Columbia

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in British ColumbiaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh8 kWh8 kWh6.70.87.06.00.3VancouverVancouverVictoriaVictoriaKelownaKelownaFort NelsonFort Nelson
The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter.
Solar Energy (kWh)JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Vancouver 1.01.82.94.35.66.26.65.74.12.31.10.8
Victoria 1.11.93.14.55.96.56.96.04.32.51.30.9
Kelowna 1.32.23.55.06.16.87.16.14.52.61.41.0
Fort Nelson 0.51.32.74.35.45.95.64.73.11.60.60.3

This report illustrates the typical weather for Vancouver, Victoria, Kelowna, and Fort Nelson year round, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.

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