Guide to Vancouver Weather

The Highs and the Lows, the Rain and the Sunshine

West End skyline with snowy mountains in the background, Vancouver, BC
••• Vancouver, BC. Image Courtesy of Tourism Vancouver / Andy Mons

This bustling urban port city on British Columbia's Pacific Coast has a reputation for being a chilly, rainy place to visit, but in fact, it is one of the warmest cities in Canada. Vancouver's weather is moderate because it's protected by mountain ranges and warmed by Pacific Ocean currents. The wettest month is November with 8 inches (200 mm) of rain, and the driest months are July and August. Vancouver experiences an average of 290 days a year with measurable sunshine, most of it in spring and summer.

Here's a handy guide to Vancouver's average weather by month:

Vancouver Weather in January:

Average high temperature: 6 C/43 F
Average low temperature: 1 C/34 F
Average precipitation: 140 mm (5.5 inches)

Vancouver Weather in February

Average high temperature: 8 C/46 F
Average low temperature: 2 C/36 F
Average precipitation: 150 mm (5.9 inches)

Vancouver Weather in March

Average high temperature: 10 C/50 F
Average low temperature: 3 C/37 F
Average precipitation: 110 mm (4.3 inches)

Vancouver Weather in April

Average high temperature: 12 C/54 F
Average low temperature: 5 C/41 F
Average precipitation: 100 mm (3.9 inches)

Vancouver Weather in May

Average high temperature: 16 C/61 F
Average low temperature: 9 C/48 F
Average precipitation: 70 mm (2.7 inches)

Vancouver Weather in June

Average high temperature: 19 C/66 F
Average low temperature: 11 C/52 F
Average precipitation: 60 mm (2.3 inches)

Vancouver Weather in July

Average high temperature: 21 C/70 F
Average low temperature: 13 C/55 F
Average precipitation: 40 mm (1.5 inches)

Vancouver Weather in August

Average high temperature: 22 C/72 F
Average low temperature: 14 C/57 F
Average precipitation: 50 mm (1.9 inches)

Vancouver Weather in September

Average high temperature: 18 C/64 F
Average low temperature: 11 C/52 F
Average precipitation: 70 mm (2.7 inches)

Vancouver Weather in October

Average high temperature: 13 C/55 F
Average low temperature: 7 C/45 F
Average precipitation: 100 mm (3.9 inches)

Vancouver Weather in November

Average high temperature: 8 C/46 F
Average low temperature: 3 C/37 F
Average precipitation: 200 mm (7.8 inches)

Vancouver Weather in December

Average high temperature: 6 C/43 F
Average low temperature: 1 C/34 F
Average precipitation: 160 mm (6.3 inches)