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Victoria, B.C. Weather & Climate

Located in a sub-Mediterranean zone, Victoria, British Columbia boasts the mildest climate in Canada. Victoria receives an average of 2,183 hours of sunshine each year, with flowers in bloom year-round and an eight month frost-free season.

Spring is mild and can arrive as early as February. In March, cherry blossoms flood city streets. Summer is comfortably warm and dry with temperatures from 18 to 32 degrees Celsius (65 to 90 degrees Fahrenheit). Victoria has a very low humidity ratio and almost constant offshore breezes, keep summer days from becoming too hot and summer evenings cool. The average monthly rainfall in summer is less than 2.5 centimetres (1"). 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.

The average annual rainfall for Victoria is 66.5 centimetres (26.2"), substantially less rain than Vancouver, B.C. or Seattle, WA. Victoria receives rainfall during January, February and March, with occasional light snowfall. The average monthly rainfall in winter is 5 centimetres (2") and the average temperature in January is 6.5 degrees Celsius (44 degrees Fahrenheit). Although winters are mild and rarely include snow, warmer clothing is recommended between the months of November and March.

Average Monthly Temperatures

January: 6.5°C (44°F)
February: 8.4°C (47°F)
March: 10.2°C (50°F)
April: 12.9°C (55°F)
May: 16.3°C (61°F)
June: 19.3°C (67°F)
July: 21.8°C (71°F)
August: 21.8°C (71°F)
September: 19.1°C (67°F)
October: 14.1°C (57°F)
November: 9.4°C (49°F)
December: 6.8°C (45°F)