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B.C.'s summer temperatures the most varied


Average rainfall varies drastically between the cities of the coast, lower Mainland and Interior.
Average rainfall varies drastically between the cities of the coast, lower Mainland and Interior.

Staff writers

July 2, 2012 — Whether youíre on the Pacific coast, or the interior of British Columbia, as far as temperature goes, youíll definitely feel the difference.

Canadaís Pacific province is famous for its relatively mild winter temperatures, especially on the Lower Mainland and the Coast, but the downside seems to be a summer that may be a little too chilly in places. †

Your average high in places like Vancouver, Victoria or Abbotsford, for example, is in the low 20s, a far cry from toasty southern Ontario. . † †

Moving inland, itís a different story.†In sharp contrast to the coast and Lower Mainland, the cities of the southern Interior are much more likely to feature drastically higher temperatures.†

Vernon, Kelowna and Kamloops, for example, see average summer highs in the upper 20s, easily matching southern Ontario, traditionally Canadaís summer hot spot.

And in the north, cities like Prince George and Fort St.†John are cooler than the southern Interior, but still with highs in the low 20s. And you can forget about that famous B.C.†rain, at least in the summer months.

Across the board, average summer rainfall is lower than Ontario, and in some places rivals the Prairies for dryness.†

Here again, the Interior lucks out, simmering in less than 40 mm of rain. The lower mainland and the coast are wetter, as is the north, but no more so than Ontario.

For more info on where you live, or plan to take your vacation, check our breakdown below, visit our†statistics†index or check out the breakdown of the other regions of Canada.

Monthly Breakdown - British Columbia

City July August September

Vancouver

(Harbour)

High: 22C
Low: 14C
Prec: 49 mm
High: 22C
Low: 14C
Prec: 48 mm
High: 19C†
Low: 12C†
Prec: 70 mm

Victoria

(Airport)

High: 22C
Low: 11C
Prec: 19
High: 22C
Low: 11C
Prec: 24
High: 19C†
Low: 8C†
Prec: 30
Kelowna High: 29C
Low: 13C
Prec: 33 mm
High: 28C
Low: 12C
Prec: 26 mm
High: 22C†
Low: 8C†
Prec: 34 mm
Prince George High: 23C
Low: 10C
Prec: 55 mm
High: 23C
Low: 9C
Prec: 48 mm
High: 17C†
Low: 5C†
Prec: 50 mm
Kamloops High: 28C
Low: 14C
Prec: 29 mm
High: 28C
Low: 13C
Prec: 29 mm
High: 22C†
Low: 8C†
Prec: 27 mm
Prince Rupert High: 14C
Low: 11C
Prec: Not recorded
High: 15C
Low: 11C
Prec: Not recorded
High: 14C†
Low: 10C
Prec: Not recorded
Fort St. John High: 21C
Low: 10C
Prec: 83 mm
High: 20C
Low: 9C
Prec: 56 mm
High: 15C†
Low: 5C†
Prec: 41 mm
Vernon High: 28C
Low: 12C
Prec: 39 mm
High: 27C
Low: 11C
Prec: 29 mm
High: 22C†
Low: 7C†
Prec: 36 mm
Abbotsford High: 22C
Low: 13C
Prec: 71 mm
High: 22C
Low: 14C
Prec: 65 mm
High: 20C
Low: 11C†
Prec: 93 mm

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