In January, Vancouver experiences the coldest weather of the year. High temperatures average at 43°F (6°C) while the low temperature averages hover at 34°F (1°C).
Vancouver Weather in February: The climate gets just a tad bit warmer in February with the average high temperature increasing to 46°F (8°C). The average low temperature also increases by a few degrees to 36°F (2°C).
March continues with the upward trend of temperatures. High temperatures rise to 50°F (10°C) and the low temperatures increase a single degree to 37°F (3°C). The precipitation averages are relatively high at 110mm.
In April, the average high temperature and the average low temperatures range between 54°F (12°C) and 41°F (5°C).
May sees a decrease in precipitation rates with about 70mm of rain. The high temperature averages get a big increase to 61°F (16°C) along with the low temperature average, which rises to 48°F (9°C).
Vancouver Weather in June: The average high temperature reaches 66°F (19°C) in June while the average low temperature peaks at 52°F (11°C).
In July, Vancouver experiences its driest month annually with a precipitation rate of 40mm. It also receives the highest daily average of sunshine at 13 hours. High temperature averages and low temperature averages continue to rise to 70°F (21°C and 55°F (13°C) respectively.
August is the hottest month of the year in Vancouver with the average high temperature peaking at 72°F (22°C). The average low temperature rises to 57°F ( 14°C), which is the exact same measurement for Vancouver’s sea temperature.
Vancouver Weather in September: Things start to cool back down in September with the high temperature decreasing to 64°F (18°C). The low temperature average also sees a decrease measuring in at 52°F (11°C).
October sees the average high temperature dropping by nearly 10 degrees to 55°F (13°C). Low temperature averages also decrease to 45°F (7°C).
In November, Vancouver experiences the wettest month of the year with an average precipitation rate of 200mm. The high and low temperatures are 46°F (8°C) and 37°F (3°C) respectively.
December has the lowest daily average of sunshine with just 4 hours per day. The average high temperature goes down to 43°F (6°C) while the average low temperature decreases to 34°F (1°C).
March to May has the most enjoyable weather of the year as the spring climate is temperature. For the best of spring foliage, it’s ideal to visit Vancouver in April. Summer is the most popular time to visit Vancouver thanks to the warm weather and a milieu of outdoor activities just waiting to be enjoyed. Easy hiking and trekking is also great during this time. Winter sport lovers will have a fantastic time challenging the slopes near Whistler or Grouse Mountain in January. For the best winter festivals, come in January or February to catch the Festival of Lights, the Polar Bear Swim and the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival among others.
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