Vancouver Weather


Weather is a popular topic in Vancouver because the weather here insists on being a factor in people’s lives. It’s true that Vancouver gets more rain than a lot of cities, especially in the winter. However, the result of all that rain is spectacular greenery and urban scenery, 130,000 street trees, fantastic spring blossoms and Fall colors, clean air and a healthy place to live.

Even in winter, when some outsiders think the sun never rises above the horizon and Vancouverites wear animal skins and live in igloos, Vancouver has more than 8 hours of daylight with mild days and nights and infrequent downtown snow.

Vancouver’s Hours of Daylight by Month

Month Hours of Daylight
January 1
8:17
February 1
9:25
March 1
11:00
April 1
12:53
May 1
14:36
June 1
15:57
July 1
16:10
August 1
15:08
September 1
13:28
October 1
11:40
November 1
9:52
December 1
8:29

Vancouver’s Average Monthly High Temperatures

Month Average High Temps: C/F
January
5 / 41
February
7 / 44
March
10 / 50
April
14 / 58
May
18 / 65
June
21 / 69
July
23 / 74
August
23 / 74
September
18 / 65
October
14 / 58
November
9 / 48
December
5 / 41

Vancouver’s Average Monthly Rainfall

Average Annual Rainfall: 1117.2 mm / 43.98 inches

Month Rainfall: mm / inches
January
131.6 / 5.18
February
115.6 / 4.55
March
105.4 / 4.15
April
74.9 / 2.95
May
61.7 / 2.43
June
45.7 / 1.8
July
36.1 / 1.42
August
38.1 / 1.5
September
64.4 / 2.54
October
115.3 / 4.54
November
167.2 / 6.58
December
161.2 / 6.35