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Climate of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Average Weather

Vancouver, British Columbia Climate Graph
  • Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada is at 49°11'N, 123°10'W, 4 m (14 ft). See map.
  • Vancouver, British Columbia has a warm mediterranean/ dry-summer subtropical climate that is mild with dry, warm summers and moderate seasonality. Regions with this subtype of the Mediterranean climate closely resemble an oceanic climate with generally cloudier and damper conditions than typical Mediterranean climates tho they are still susceptible to fire in the warm dry summer months. (Köppen-Geiger classification: Csb)
  • According to the Holdridge life zones system of bioclimatic classification Vancouver, British Columbia is situated in or near the cool temperate wet forest biome.
  • The annual average temperature is 9.9 degrees Celsius (49.8 degrees Fahrenheit). See the temperatures page for a monthly breakdown and the fixed scale graph.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 14.4 °C (25.9°F). This indicates that the continentality type is oceanic, subtype truly oceanic.
  • In the winter time records indicate temperatures by day reach 6.6°C (43.9°F) on average falling to 0.8°C (33.4°F) overnight.
  • In spring time temperatures climb reaching 13°C (55.3°F) generally in the afternoon with overnight lows of 5.1°C (41.2°F).
  • During summer average high temperatures are 20.9°C (69.6°F) and average low temperatures are 12.2°C (54°F).
  • Come autumn/ fall temperatures decrease achieving average highs of 13.6°C (56.5°F) during the day and lows of 6.5°C (43.7°F) generally shortly after sunrise.
  • Total annual Precipitation averages 1167.3 mm (46 inches) which is equivalent to 1167.3 Litres/m² (28.63 Gallons/ft²).
  • On average there are 1835 hours of sunshine per year. Visit the sunshine and daylight section to check monthly details including how high in the sky the sun reaches each month.
  • If you were to burrow down through the Earth from Vancouver, British Columbia you would come out nearest to the climate station at Port-Aux-Francais, kerguelen islands, French Southern Lands where you would find a Tundra climate (Boreal rain forest biome).

Table

The climate table uses colour to represent the data so you can get a good idea about the climate at a glance. The colour also helps when comparing two or more locations that you can switch between in separate tabs in your browser. There are links along the side and top to the various sections where we are adding additional details including in the new discussion section where you can read and add posts about the various aspects!

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) 6 (42) 8 (46) 10 (50) 13 (55) 16 (61) 19 (67) 22 (71) 22 (71) 18 (65) 14 (56) 9 (48) 6 (43) 14 (56)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) 3 (37) 5 (40) 6 (43) 9 (48) 12 (54) 15 (59) 17 (63) 17 (63) 14 (58) 10 (50) 6 (43) 4 (38) 10 (50)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) 0 (32) 1 (35) 3 (37) 5 (41) 8 (46) 11 (52) 13 (55) 13 (55) 10 (50) 6 (44) 3 (37) 1 (33) 6 (43)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) 150 (6) 124 (5) 109 (4) 75 (3) 62 (2) 46 (2) 36 (1) 38 (2) 64 (3) 115 (5) 170 (7) 179 (7) 1167 (46)
rain days iconNumber of Wet Days (probability of rain on a day) 20 (65%) 16 (57%) 17 (55%) 13 (43%) 10 (32%) 10 (33%) 7 (23%) 7 (23%) 10 (33%) 15 (48%) 18 (60%) 21 (68%)   164 (45%)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day 01:38 03:00 03:48 05:56 07:32 07:26 09:29 08:13 06:00 03:40 02:02 01:21   05:01
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day 08:42 10:03 11:49 13:41 15:17 16:08 15:45 14:21 12:32 10:40 09:04 08:16   12:00
sunny or cloudy iconPercentage of Sunny (Cloudy) Daylight Hours 19 (81) 31 (69) 33 (67) 44 (56) 50 (50) 47 (53) 61 (39) 58 (42) 49 (51) 35 (65) 23 (77) 17 (83)   42 (58)

Climate of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Discussion

We are pleased to announce the release of the new discussion section. Here you will discover a wealth of knowledge about the various aspects of the local climate presented by our international community. We would like to invite you to help get discussion started by visiting those locations you are familiar with. Is there something noteworthy about the climate there that you can enlighten us about? Discussion is subdivided into specific topics such as the months of the year and aspects such as day length and temperature. When you have an idea of something fascinating to share please visit the specific page most fitting and add your post using the simple interface. No registration or third party network login is necessary.

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