Weather in British Columbia, Canada in January

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Visiting British Columbia, Canada in January

January has average maximum temperatures of 7°C (44°F) which is too cold for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 25.2% making it extremely gloomy and overcast with little sunshine. There are 2.2 hours of sunshine per day. January has total rainfall of 10.9cm (4.3inches) making it a bit rainy but with only moderate showers. There are 16.9 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the clear days. It is not a good time for sunbathing in British Columbia. Sea temperatures are a cold 6°C (43°F). January is too cold for swimming in British Columbia for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

Consider visiting British Columbia in the months of June, July, August, September, for the best beach weather.

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Can you sunbathe in British Columbia in January?

No, January is not a good time for sunbathing in British Columbia.

January has average maximum temperatures of 7°C (44°F) which is too cold for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 25.2% making it extremely gloomy and overcast with little sunshine. There are 2.2 hours of sunshine per day. January has total rainfall of 10.9cm (4.3inches) making it a bit rainy but with only moderate showers. There are 16.9 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the clear days.

More about January temperature and sunshine.

Can you swim in British Columbia in January?

No, January is too cold for swimming in British Columbia for any length of time, with the sea water at 6°C (43°F), unless you have a wetsuit.

More about January sea temperatures.

Is January a good time to holiday in British Columbia?

No, January is not a good time for a holiday in British Columbia.

January has average maximum temperatures of 7°C (44°F) which is too cold for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 25.2% making it extremely gloomy and overcast with little sunshine. There are 2.2 hours of sunshine per day. January has total rainfall of 10.9cm (4.3inches) making it a bit rainy but with only moderate showers. There are 16.9 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the clear days. It is not a good time for sunbathing in British Columbia. Sea temperatures are a cold 6°C (43°F). January is too cold for swimming in British Columbia for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

More about the January temperatures and sunshine.

Is British Columbia warm in January?

No, British Columbia is too cold for sunbathing in January.

The average maximum temperature in British Columbia in January is 7°C (44°F). The average maximum temperature is 7°C (44°) in the previous month and 7°C (45°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in British Columbia in January is 4°C (40°F). The average temperature is 4°C (40°F) in the previous month and 5°C (40°F) in the next month.

More info about the January temperatures and sunshine.

How sunny is British Columbia in January?

The average day light hours per day in British Columbia in January are 8.7. The sunshine percentage is 25.2% making it extremely gloomy and overcast with little sunshine. There are 2.2 hours of sunshine per day.

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Temperature in British Columbia in January

The average maximum temperature in British Columbia in January is 7°C (44°F). The average maximum temperature is 7°C (44°F) in the previous month and 7°C (45°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in British Columbia in January is 4°C (40°F). The average temperature is 4°C (40°F) in the previous month and 5°C (40°F) in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in British Columbia in January is 2°C (36°F). The minimum temperature is 2°C (36°F) in the previous month and 2°C (36°F) in the next month.

Sunshine in British Columbia in January

During January the average day light hours are 8.7 per day in British Columbia. The sunshine percentage is 25.2% making it extremely gloomy and overcast with little sunshine. There are 2.2 hours of sunshine per day.

The ultraviolet index in British Columbia in January is typically 1.1 during January. An ultraviolet index reading of 0 to 2 indicates low danger from the sun's UV rays for the average person. Most people will be able to spend several hours in the sun with out a problem, however unprotected skin risks burning in less than 1 hour. Wear sunglasses on bright days. Only those that burn easily will need to apply sunscreen. Watch out for relections from water that may increase ultraviolet exposure.

Sea Temperature in British Columbia in January

The average sea water temperature in British Columbia in January is 6.3°C (43.3°F) which is extremely cold and not suitable for swimming. Taking a dip at this temperature would risk hypothermia.

Rainfall in British Columbia in January

The average total rainfall in British Columbia in January is 10.9cm (4.3inches) and on average there are 16.9 rainy days in January making it a wet time to visit the beach.

Humidity in British Columbia in January

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in British Columbia in January is 4°C (39°F) which is a bit dry for some. The dew point is 4°C (38°F) in the previous month and 3°C (3°F) in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in British Columbia in January is typically 94.2%. The maximum relative humidity is 92.3% in the previous month and 90.9% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in British Columbia in January is typically 86.1%. The average relative humidity is 83.3% in the previous month and 78.8% in the next month.

Wind Speed in British Columbia in January

The average maximum wind speed in British Columbia in January is typically 21KM/H (13MPH). The average maximum wind speed is 20KM/H (12MPH) in the previous month and 21KM/H (13MPH) in the next month.

The average wind speed in British Columbia in January is typically 10KM/H (6MPH). The average wind speed is 9KM/H (6MPH) in the previous month and 10KM/H (6MPH) in the next month.

The average wind direction in British Columbia in January is from the South-Southeast.

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