Victoria, B.C. Weather & Climate
Located in a sub-Mediterranean zone, Victoria, British Columbia enjoys the mildest climate in Canada and the driest summers. Victoria boasts an average of 2,193 hours of sunshine yearly, and an eight month frost free season. Average annual rainfall is 84 cm or 33.1 inches (compared to over 50 inches in New York). The average monthly rainfall in winter is 13.5 cm (5.3 inches) and in the summer is less than 2.5 cm (1 inch).*
Summer is comfortably warm and dry. Victoria has a very low humidity ratio and almost constant offshore breezes keep summer days from becoming too hot and summer evenings cool. This makes Victoria the perfect location for spending all day at outdoors. Between beautiful beaches, great restaurants with sunny patios and numerous festivals and events there won't be a shortage of things to do.
Victoria often enjoys a warm, sunny September with fall arriving late in the month. Deciduous trees change colour and lawns and golf courses are green and lush throughout the winter. You can explore nature's spectacles on a relaxing fall walk and get in the Halloween spirit in the haunted capital of British Columbia.
Victoria receives rainfall during January, February and March, with occasional light snowfall. Although winters are mild and rarely include snow, warmer clothing is recommended between the months of November and March. As Victoria gets ready for Christmas, the city is filled with lights and a hot drink will keep you warm and feeling cozy.
Average Temperatures in Victoria
- *The weather statistics displayed here represent the value of each meteorological parameter for each month of the year. The sampling period for this data covers 30 years. Taken from Environment Canada Victoria International Airport weather station.