Annual average weather for British Columbia, Canada

Annual Temperature for British Columbia

The hottest month in British Columbia is July when the average maximum temperature is 21°, average temperature is 17° and average minimum temperature is 12°.

The coolest month in British Columbia is February when the average maximum temperature is , average temperature is and average minimum temperature is .

Annual Sunshine for British Columbia

The longest days in British Columbia are in June, with an average of 16.2 hours of daylight per day. December has the shortest days with an average of 8.3 hours of daylight per day.

The sunniest days in British Columbia are in July which has the most hours of sunshine per day with an average of 9.4 hours of sunshine per day, making it a sunny month with few clouds. December has the least sunshine with an average of 1.8 hours of sunshine per day, making it not a particularly sunny month.

The ultraviolet index is the highest in June when it reaches 8.3 and lowest in December when it reaches 1.

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 British Columbia

The warmest sea water temperatures in British Columbia are found in August when they peak at 27° and lowest in January when they dip to 14°.

The sea is best for swimming between May and December when the temperature is above 22° which is warm and pleasant for relaxing and swimming for long periods.

Annual Rainfall for British Columbia

The wettest month in British Columbia is January with 28.9cm of rain and March has the most days of rain with 18 days with some rain, a wet time to visit the beach.

The driest month in British Columbia is July with 5.4cm of rain and the least days of rain with 6.1 days with some rain, a dry time to visit the beach.

Annual Humidity for British Columbia

The most humid month in British Columbia is August with a dew point (an indicator of humidity) of 14° which is comfortable for everyone.

The least humid month in British Columbia is February with a dew point of which is a bit dry for some.

Annual Wind Speed for British Columbia

The most windy month in British Columbia is March when the average maximum windspeed is 23kmh and the average wind speed is 10kmh.

The least windy month in British Columbia is September when the average maximum windspeed is 18kmh and the average wind speed is 8kmh.

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