Victoria Weather, When to Go and Climate Information

(Victoria, British Columbia - BC, Canada)




Picture of central gardens, with the Fairmont Hotel in the distanceThe climate of Victoria is typified by its fairly mild and damp winter weather, and warm summer months, which are generally both sunny and dry. Often described as 'Marine West Coast' or even 'Mediterranean', Victoria's climate sees summer highs of around 25°C / 77°F, following by wet winters, between December and February, when spells of snowfall are most likely. Most years, snowfall is light and rarely lasts long, although on occasion, it can be quite substantial and fall very heavily in a matter of days.

However, precipitation levels in Victoria and rarely extreme, with December and January each seeing rainfall of around 3.9 inches / 10 cm, compared to July, the driest month, when rainy weather is less likely and precipitation levels are as little as 0.5 inches / 1.4 cm, or thereabouts.


Central summer photo, showing outdoor restaurant tables

Seasonal Climate Variations / When to Go


The summer season is always the most popular time to stay at Victoria, when the climate is at its most pleasant, and the days are at their very longest. In mid-June, daylight hours exceed 15 hours a day, so you can be sure that there is plenty going on at this time of the year, well into the late evening.

Interesting, the weather of Victoria is influenced by its sheltered position, being protected by surrounding mountain ranges, and this is known as the 'rainshadow' effect. Each year, the city sees in excess of 2,200 hours of sunshine, making it amongst the sunniest locations in the whole of British Columbia.

Victoria Weather and Climate Chart



Maximum
Minimum

January

5°C / 41°F
0°C / 32°F

February

8°C / 46°F
1°C / 34°F

March

11°C / 52°F
2°C / 36°F

April

13°C / 55°F
5°C / 41°F

May

17°C / 63°F
8°C / 46°F

June

21°C / 70°F
11°C / 52°F

July

22°C / 72°F
13°C / 55°F

August

22°C / 72°F
13°C / 55°F

September

19°C / 66°F
10°C / 50°F

October

14°C / 57°F
7°C / 45°F

November

10°C / 50°F
3°C / 37°F

December

7°C / 45°F
1°C / 34°F







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