Victoria BC weather is predictably unpredictable.
We enjoy the most temperate climate in all of Canada with lots of sun (according to worldatlas.com Victoria is the 8th sunniest city in Canada), beautiful fresh air and not as much rain as many people think. In fact, data from Environment Canada for the period of April 2018 to March of 2019 shows Victoria receiving total precipitation of 794.8 mm and Toronto, Canada receiving 932.6 mm. The biggest difference in the two cities is that most of our precipitation comes as rain while Toronto’s is a mix of rain and snow. With the atmospheric river systems we received in November 2021 that may increase our annual rainfall average however we also experienced severe drought in summer months so it may even itself out.
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Victoria BC weather rarely consists of lightning, thunderstorms or torrential rain. Our rain generally comes down gently, sometimes even as a mist.
One of the best things about the weather in this area is that is doesn’t stop many people from getting outside and enjoying nature. All you need is a waterproof jacket and shoes/boots and you are good to go! And if you prefer something other than being out in nature, we have a list of awesome activities for you to enjoy when it is raining outside.
Other Victoria BC weather-related considerations:
Note: All temperatures are displayed in Celsius
Don't worry if you arrive unprepared for Victoria BC weather. There are many terrific outdoor stores in the downtown area where you can pick up quality rain gear.
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