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Stanley Park, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Author JamesZ_Flickr. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution
Stanley Park, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Author JamesZ_Flickr

Vancouver climate: when to go to Vancouver

Vancouver’s climate is temperate oceanic, due to the mitigating effects of the sea and the protection of the surrounding mountains, the city has a mild climate compared to other areas of Canada. Vancouver is characterized by a mild but highly variable climate.

Temperatures in Vancouver are never excessive, and in winter the average minimum temperatures reach 0°C in January, while in the warmer months, July and August, arrive at 13°C, the average maximum temperatures vary between 22°C in August and 6°C in January and December.

The rains are frequent and achieve annual average figures of around 1,200 mm, the driest months are spring and summer, between May and September, while the wettest months are between October and March, November and December are those with more rainfall. Vancouver has about 169 rainy days per year, November and December are the months with the most days of rain with more than 19 days per month. July and August are the months with fewer days of rain in these months  there are on average only 7 days per month of rain.

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Author Porfirio. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Author Porfirio

The snow falls every winter, but never in abundance, on average gets about 43 cm of snow per year, mainly between November and March, the snow days are around 10 per year.

WHEN TO GO TO VANCOUVER

The best months for a visit to Vancouver are the driest and hottest from May to September.

VANCOUVER CLIMATIC TABLES

Vancouver

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Rain (mm)

153

123

114

84

68

55

39

39

53

112

181

175

Min Temp (°C)

0

1

3

5

8

11

13

13

10

6

3

1

Max Temp (°C)

6

8

10

13

16

19

21

22

18

13

9

6

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