To see the daily forecast, scroll to the table below. The city is famed for being the most ethnically and linguistically diverse regions in Canada, seeing that a substantial number of its residents are Chinese.
Vancouver is crowned with stunning natural settings, complete with mountainous surroundings and scenic spots. The park features a vast space covered in beautiful, well-kept green lawns, planted forests, pools, and play spaces, hiking trails, splendid beaches, as well as the famous Vancouver Aquarium, surrounded by one intricately done pedestrian seawall.
Visitors throng to enjoy the pleasant weather and the warm sunshine during summer. Close by is the famous Punjabi Market that stocks every little thing that can ever be needed, and it is not far from the iconic Capital suspension bridge. The bridge goes high to seventy meters, making the best spot to obtain stunning panoramic views of Vancouver.
The weather is characterized by warm, dry summers and mild winters. The days are mildly dry, and July is the driest month with only 35.6 mm (1.4”) in precipitation averagely.
However, afternoon light showers of rain are frequent, but they do not bring the city to a standstill. Winter days are cold, dark, and wet. Primarily, the period between December and March is set aside for activities on the renowned Grouse Mountain.
For my friends from the USA (the last Bastion against the evil French metric system), you can convert Centigrade to Fahrenheit by doubling the figure and adding 30. Most Vancouverites are very touchy on this subject and will likely be very evasive, or will simply lie about it.
If you are from the southern UK, you already have a pretty good notion of what our weather is like. Vancouver holds the title for the wettest major city in Canada, but still receives about 2000 hours of sun a year.
Despite its Northern Latitude (49 deg), the warm Japanese current gives the city a mild climate, and the latitude also means daylight till 10 PM in the summer months. In early summer or fall, days often start out cloudy, due to marine air, but clear by noon.
Climate changes rapidly in BC as you move inland, 300 kilometers from the coast, its desert. These are the best months on the local mountains, the season at Whistler or Mt.
(See picture below) This usually provides very amusing entertainment for the folks in Calgary and Toronto as they watch most of us put our cars in the ditch on their evening newscast. Vancouverites are notorious for not putting on snow tires, unless they absolutely have to.
Some bozo decided that the place to put Vancouver's official weather station was at the Airport, which is located on an island in the Chuck (Canadian slang for ocean). This means that the temperatures for Vancouver, you see in your local paper are not too accurate, especially in the summer.
This trend is reversed in winter, with temperatures tending to be cooler than the official ones, although the difference is not as pronounced as in the summer. Those of you from San Francisco, will recognize this phenomenon, that city has a similar pattern.
In the arid southern Interior from Balloons to the US Border, summer temperatures can exceed 40 C. (Americans, double and add 30 too approx. It can be raining cats and dogs in North Vancouver and bright and sunny in the southern suburb of White Rock.
Current Satellite Image for North America (Vancouver is near the bottom of the Island at upper left). Winds variable at 3 to 9 mph (4.8 to 14.5 kph).
The overnight low will be 32 °F (0.0 °C). Mostly cloudy with a high of 38 °F (3.3 °C). Winds variable.0%2°-1°Mostly cloudy today with a high of 35 °F (1.7 °C) and a low of 30 °F (-1.1 °C).20%4°-2°Cloudy today with a high of 39 °F (3.9 °C) and a low of 29 °F (-1.7 °C).40%2°1°Rain and snow today with a high of 36 °F (2.2 °C) and a low of 33 °F (0.6 °C).
There is a 40% chance of precipitation.15%1°-11°Mostly cloudy today with a high of 34 °F (1.1 °C) and a low of 13 °F (-10.6 °C).0%-9°-14°Mostly cloudy today with a high of 16 °F (-8.9 °C) and a low of 6 °F (-14.4 °C).0%-11°-17°Partly cloudy today with a high of 12 °F (-11.1 °C) and a low of 1 °F (-17.2 °C).0%-12°-19°Partly cloudy today with a high of 11 °F (-11.7 °C) and a low of -3 °F (-19.4 °C).0%-12°-19°Partly cloudy today with a high of 10 °F (-12.2 °C) and a low of -3 °F (-19.4 °C).0%-9°-19°Partly cloudy today with a high of 16 °F (-8.9 °C) and a low of -3 °F (-19.4 °C). Winds variable at 3 to 9 mph (4.8 to 14.5 kph).
PQR RSS Feed Vancouverites start leaving their coats at home Beaches and coastal areas become more crowded Tourists from all over the world begin their annual trip here.
If you’re visiting with your camera, good news: It’s been our experience that May is one of the best times to take pictures in Vancouver. While the daytime temperature feels quite pleasant, the evenings can still be a little on the chilly side.
If you’re thinking about weather for the May 24 Victoria Day long weekend, remember that in general the closer you are to the coast & water, the more you’ll feel the cooler temps. On average, there are about 12 rain days in Vancouver for the month of May (but for most of those, the amount is only about 3 or 4 mm).
Precipitation is usually in the form of rain, although it can still snow in the higher elevations of North & West Vancouver in May. Driving to Whistler in May usually presents no problem, as the Sea-to-Sky Highway is usually dry with good visibility.