Weather in Vancouver, Canada in September

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Visiting Vancouver, Canada in September

September is one of the best months to visit Vancouver for the best beach weather. It has the most sunshine and best sunbathing and swimming conditions of the year.

September has average maximum temperatures of 18°C (65°F) which is not that warm but sunbathing may be possible on some clear days. The sunshine percentage is 49% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.2 hours of sunshine per day. September has total rainfall of 9.4cm (3.7inches) making it mostly dry with only intermittent light showers. There are only 10.3 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days. Sea temperatures are a cold 14°C (57°F). September is too cold for swimming in Vancouver for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

Also consider visiting Vancouver in one of the other best months of June, July, August, for the best beach weather.

Also consider one of our other suggestions for September.

Can you sunbathe in Vancouver in September?

No, September is not a good time for sunbathing in Vancouver.

September has average maximum temperatures of 18°C (65°F) which is not that warm but sunbathing may be possible on some clear days. The sunshine percentage is 49% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.2 hours of sunshine per day. September has total rainfall of 9.4cm (3.7inches) making it mostly dry with only intermittent light showers. There are only 10.3 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days.

More about September temperature and sunshine.

Can you swim in Vancouver in September?

No, September is too cold for swimming in Vancouver for any length of time, with the sea water at 14°C (57°F), unless you have a wetsuit.

More about September sea temperatures.

Is September a good time to holiday in Vancouver?

Yes, September is a good time for a holiday in Vancouver.

September has average maximum temperatures of 18°C (65°F) which is not that warm but sunbathing may be possible on some clear days. The sunshine percentage is 49% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.2 hours of sunshine per day. September has total rainfall of 9.4cm (3.7inches) making it mostly dry with only intermittent light showers. There are only 10.3 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days. Sea temperatures are a cold 14°C (57°F). September is too cold for swimming in Vancouver for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

More about the September temperatures and sunshine.

Is Vancouver warm in September?

Yes, Vancouver is not that warm but sunbathing may be possible on some clear days in September.

The average maximum temperature in Vancouver in September is 18°C (65°F). The average maximum temperature is 23°C (73°) in the previous month and 13°C (56°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Vancouver in September is 15°C (59°F). The average temperature is 19°C (66°F) in the previous month and 11°C (52°F) in the next month.

More info about the September temperatures and sunshine.

How sunny is Vancouver in September?

The average day light hours per day in Vancouver in September are 12.6. The sunshine percentage is 49% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.2 hours of sunshine per day.

More about September sunshine.

Temperature in Vancouver in September

The average maximum temperature in Vancouver in September is 18°C (65°F). The average maximum temperature is 23°C (73°F) in the previous month and 13°C (56°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Vancouver in September is 15°C (59°F). The average temperature is 19°C (66°F) in the previous month and 11°C (52°F) in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Vancouver in September is 12°C (53°F). The minimum temperature is 15°C (59°F) in the previous month and 9°C (48°F) in the next month.

Sunshine in Vancouver in September

During September the average day light hours are 12.6 per day in Vancouver. The sunshine percentage is 49% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.2 hours of sunshine per day.

The ultraviolet index in Vancouver in September is typically 5.2 during September. An ultraviolet index reading of 3 to 5 indicates there is a moderate risk of harm from unprotected sun exposure. Keep out of the sun during the strongest hours around midday when unprotected skin risks burning in less than 30 minutes. For the sensitive 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, and after swimming or sweating. Tanning for hours is possible with the right application of sun cream. Watch out for relections from water that may increase ultraviolet exposure.

Sea Temperature in Vancouver in September

The average sea water temperature in Vancouver in September is 14°C (57.2°F) which is cold for swimming, a full wet suit is required to spend any length of time in the sea.

Rainfall in Vancouver in September

The average total rainfall in Vancouver in September is 9.4cm (3.7inches) and on average there are 10.3 rainy days in September making it a pretty wet time to visit the beach.

Humidity in Vancouver in September

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Vancouver in September is 13°C (55°F) which is very comfortable. The dew point is 15°C (59°F) in the previous month and 10°C (10°F) in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in Vancouver in September is typically 85.6%. The maximum relative humidity is 82.5% in the previous month and 88.3% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Vancouver in September is typically 73.5%. The average relative humidity is 67.2% in the previous month and 79.9% in the next month.

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