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The climate of British Columbia (Canada)
British Columbia is the most westerly situated province in Canada. The largest cities are Victoria and Vancouver. The scenery in British Columbia is very beautiful. 12.5% of the province is a protected nature conservation area. Seven national parks can be found here: Glacier National Park, Gulf Islands National Park Reserve, Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve and Haida Heritage Site, Kootenay National Park, Mount Revelstoke National Park and Yoho National Park. All of the parks are rugged and are overwhelmingly beautiful. Unique animal species such as the brown bear can be spotted here. These parks are ideal for all sorts of outdoor activities. The climate in British Columbia is strongly influenced by the mountains and the ocean. The climate can be divided into two regions: the coast and the interior. The coast gets a large amount of precipitation, 650 to 1,500 millimeters per year. Temperatures are what you can expect from a sea climate with fewer extremes between summer and winter. The weather is mild all year round with only a few snowy days. However, the mountains which are situated only 20 minutes from the coast get large amounts of snow during winter; very suitable for all kinds of winter sports activities. The interior has a continental climate. Summers are warm with temperatures of 28 degrees Celsius. Winters are cold, depending on the altitude, with temperatures far below freezing point.

 

Climate information
The figures below are based on long term weather and climate records. They are an average for British Columbia:
Please, note that local deviations may occur.

average
 maximum
temperature (įC)

average
minimum

temperature (įC)
average
hours of sunshine

per
day
average days with precipitation
per month
average
mm
precipitation
per month
average
sea
temperature (įC)
January 6 0 2 19 8
February 8 2 3 17 8
March 11 3 4 17 8
April 13 5 6 15 10
May 17 8 7 13 12
June 20 11 8 11 13
July 22 13 9 7 14
August 23 13 8 8 14
September 19 10 6 10 13
October 14 7 4 16 11
November 9 3 2 20 9
December 6 1 2 21 8
= 0-5 mm ● = 6-30 mm ● = 31-60 mm ● = 61-100 mm ● = 101-200 mm ● = over 200 mm
= 0-0.2 inches ● = 0.2-1.2 inches ● = 1.2-2.4 inches ● = 2.5-4 inches ● = 4.1-8 inches ● = over 8 inches

More climate information
Climate figures are very useful but donít present a general impression of the climate and the eventual weather circumstances within a certain period. The figures donít always reflect the chance of wintry weather, extreme heat or hurricanes. That is why we offer useful extra climate information for each month of the year:
 

chance of
(very) hot

weather

chance of
(very) cool
weather
chance of
long-term

precipitation
chance of
hurricanes
(cyclones)
chance of
sunny days

UV-index

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
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