Annual average weather for Vancouver, Canada

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Annual Average Weather for Vancouver, Canada

The annual average maximum daily temperature is 13.8°C (56.9°F) which is too cold for sunbathing. The annual average water temperature is typically 25.4°C (77.7°F) which is warm and pleasant for relaxing and swimming for long periods. Annually there are on average 14.0 days of rain per month and 5.3 hours of sun per day.

When is the best time to visit Vancouver?

The best months to visit Vancouver are June, July, August, September, for the best beach weather, the most sunshine and optimal sunbathing and swimming conditions with the least chance of rain.

The weather is warm enough for sunbathing in the months from July to August when the maximum temperature reaches above 22°C (72°F)

The sea is best for swimming between June and November when the sea temperature is above the average 25°C (78°F) which is warm and pleasant for relaxing and swimming for long periods.

Can you sunbathe in Vancouver year round?

No, you can't sunbathe in Vancouver all year round. Some months are too cold for sunbathing, however you might enjoy other beach activities such as taking a walk, going hiking along trails or just enjoying the scenery.

The weather is warm enough for sunbathing in the months from July to August when the maximum temperature reaches above 22°C (72°F)

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Can you swim in Vancouver year round?

Yes, you can swim in Vancouver all year round.

The warmest sea water temperatures in Vancouver are found in August when they peak at 29°C (85°F) and lowest in January when they dip to 21°C (70°F).

The sea temperature is above average for swimming between June and November when the sea temperature is above 25°C (78°F) which is warm and pleasant for relaxing and swimming for long periods.

For perfect swimming and lounging all day, try the months from June to October when the sea temperature is above 26°C (79°F)

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When is the hottest month in Vancouver?

The hottest month in Vancouver is July when the average maximum temperature is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days 23°C (73°F), average temperature is 19°C (66°F) and average minimum temperature is 15°C (59°F).

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When is the coldest month in Vancouver?

The coolest month in Vancouver is February when the average maximum temperature is 7°C (45°F), average temperature is 5°C (41°F) and average minimum temperature is 3°C (37°F).

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When is the sunniest month in Vancouver?

The sunniest days in Vancouver are in July which has the most hours of sunshine per day. In July the sunshine percentage is 61% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 9.7hrs making the days long and bright.

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When is the least sunny month in Vancouver?

December has the least sunshine. In December the sunshine percentage is 19% making it extremely gloomy and overcast with very little sunshine. There are only 1.6 hours of sunshine per day.

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When is the driest month in Vancouver?

The driest month in Vancouver is July with 5.5cm (2.2inches) of rain and the least days of rain with 5.6 days with some rain, a quite rainy time to visit the beach.

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When is the wettest month in Vancouver?

The wettest month in Vancouver is November with 28.4cm (11.2inches) of rain and January has the most days of rain with 20.3 days with some rain, a very wet time to visit the beach.

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When is the sea the coldest in Vancouver?

The coldest sea water temperatures in Vancouver are found in January when they dip to 21°C (70°F) which is comfortable for swimming though some may prefer warmer water.

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When is the sea the warmest in Vancouver?

The warmest sea water temperatures in Vancouver are found in August when they peak at 29°C (85°F) which is very warm and ideal for relaxing and swimming for the whole day.

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When is the most humid month in Vancouver?

The most humid month in Vancouver is August with a dew point (an indicator of humidity) of 15°C (59°F) which is comfortable for everyone.

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When is the least humid month in Vancouver?

The least humid month in Vancouver is February with a dew point of 2°C (36°F) which is a bit dry for some.

More info about the annual humidity.

Annual Temperature for Vancouver

The hottest month in Vancouver is July when the average maximum temperature is 23°C (73°F), average temperature is 19°C (66°F) and average minimum temperature is 15°C (59°F).

The coolest month in Vancouver is February when the average maximum temperature is 7°C (7°F), average temperature is 5°C (41°F) and average minimum temperature is 3°C (37°F).

Annual Sunshine for Vancouver

The longest days in Vancouver are in June, with an average of 16.2 hours of daylight per day. December has the shortest days with an average of 8.2 hours of daylight per day.

The sunniest days in Vancouver are in July which has the most hours of sunshine per day. The sunshine percentage is 61% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 9.7hrs making the days long and bright.

December has the least sunshine. The sunshine percentage is 19% making it extremely gloomy and overcast with very little sunshine. There are only 1.6 hours of sunshine per day.

The ultraviolet index is the highest in June when it reaches 8.7 and lowest in December when it reaches 1.3.

An ultraviolet index reading of 8 to 10 indicates a very high risk of harm from unprotected sun exposure. Unprotected skin risks burning in less than 15 minutes. Take extra precautions because unprotected skin and eyes will be damaged and can burn quickly. Tanning will be safest before 10am and after 4pm but only with a good application of sun screen. For those with sensitive skin stay in the shade and wear protective clothing, a wide-brimmed hat, and UV-blocking sunglasses. Generously apply broad spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen every 2 hours, even on cloudy days. Watch out for relections from water that may increase ultraviolet exposure.

Annual Sea Temperature for Vancouver

The warmest sea water temperatures in Vancouver are found in August when they peak at 29°C (85°F) and lowest in January when they dip to 21°C (70°F).

The sea is best for swimming between June and November when the temperature is above 25°C (78°F) which is warm and pleasant for relaxing and swimming for long periods.

Annual Rainfall for Vancouver

The wettest month in Vancouver is November with 28.4cm (11.2inches) of rain and January has the most days of rain with 20.3 days with some rain, a very wet time to visit the beach.

The driest month in Vancouver is July with 5.5cm (2.2inches) of rain and the least days of rain with 5.6 days with some rain, a quite rainy time to visit the beach.

Annual Humidity for Vancouver

The most humid month in Vancouver is August with a dew point (an indicator of humidity) of 15°C (59°F) which is comfortable for everyone.

The least humid month in Vancouver is February with a dew point of 2°C (36°F) which is a bit dry for some.

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