Victoria BC Weather
South Vancouver Island Weather
Victoria BC weather is usually quite moderate. Checking on the Vancouver Island weather forecast for travel information will help you plan your Canadian vacations for Victoria and the southern parts of the Island.
Victoria, British Columbia has a Marine West Coast climate with mild but rainy winters and mild, dry summers.
Its climate is also sometimes classified as being Mediterranean.
Victoria BC is known as the “City of Gardens”, and this reputation has been rightfully earned, as Victoria is full of beautiful flowers and gardens almost all year long!
Many Canadians retire to Vancouver Island because of its mild weather. In particular, they retire to Victoria and the East Coast areas, as they have the most pleasant climates.
Victoria weather is mild year-round.
Victoria Vancouver Island Weather
Rainfall - Victoria has an average of 608 mm (23.9 inches) of rainfall a year. To put this in perspective, Seattle (85 miles to the southeast) has 970 mm (38.2 inches) and Vancouver (62 miles to the east) has 1,219 mm (48 inches) of rain annually.
The most interesting thing about Victoria’s precipitation is that there is a distinct dry season (summer) and a distinct rainy season (the other three seasons, at least according to some of our more pessimistic locals!).
Temperature - Victoria’s temperatures remain moderate all year. The city of Victoria averages only one or two days a year that are warmer than 86 degrees F (25 degrees C). The average winter high and low temperatures are 8 and 4 degrees C (46.r and 39.2 degrees F). Summer evening lows are around 11 degrees C (51.8 degrees F).
Snow - The mountains of Vancouver Island get lots of snow in the winter, but Victoria averages only 10.2 inches of snow per year, about half that of Vancouver. Some winters have no snow at all, and even when it does snow, it rarely sticks around and is soon washed away with our more familiar winter rains.
Sunshine - Victoria is one of the sunniest places in British Columbia, and it gets more sun than many cities in Canada. It averages 2,223 hours of sun annually.
If you would like to know what the Victoria BC weather is right now, here is the weather forecast:
This weather recording changes and updates regularly, so check back often.
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No matter what time of year you are looking, the flowers and gardens of the Capital City of British Columbia, Victoria—can’t be far away…
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