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Weather in British Columbia

Calculated from weather data of Kelowna International Airport (CYLW) between 2020 and 2024.

Maximum temperatures (°F)

Month Average 2024 2023 2022 2021 2020
January 34.0 31.0 36.0 31.0 37.0 34.0
February 36.0 42.0 38.0 40.0 37.0 40.0
March 49.0 52.0 49.0 51.0 53.0 49.0
April 59.0 61.0 58.0 56.0 63.0 59.0
May 72.0 69.0 78.0 65.0 71.0 69.0
June 77.0 74.0 81.0 74.0 84.0 73.0
July 87.0 89.0 88.0 93.0 83.0
August 85.0 86.0 90.0 84.0 84.0
September 73.0 74.0 77.0 72.0 76.0
October 57.0 59.0 65.0 55.0 55.0
November 42.0 44.0 34.0 45.0 44.0
December 34.0 40.0 25.0 29.0 37.0
Average 59.0 55.0 61.0 59.0 60.0 59.0

Average highest temperature per day

The maximum temperature is typically observed some hours after noon.

Minimum temperatures (°F)

Month Average 2024 2023 2022 2021 2020
January 24.0 22 27 23 26 24
February 22.0 29 26 23 23 26
March 29.0 29 26 33 29 27
April 35.0 37 35 33 35 33
May 45.0 44 48 43 42 45
June 51.0 48 52 51 53 50
July 55.0 54 56 59 53
August 54.0 55 56 55 53
September 47.0 48 47 47 49
October 37.0 38 39 37 38
November 30.0 31 23 32 30
December 24.0 31 17 15 26
Average 37.0 35.0 39.0 38.0 38.0 38.0

Average lowest temperature per day

The minimum temperature is typically observed just before sunrise.

Cold and hot days

Number of days 2024 2023 2022 2021 2020
86 °F or warmer 2 49 51 52 22
77 °F or warmer 15 107 72 87 67
68 °F or warmer 40 141 138 129 131
32 °F or colder 63 111 120 126 121

Precipitation (%)

Month Average 2024 2023 2022 2021 2020
January 15.5 25 15 14 15 23
February 17.7 29 35 7 10 9
March 7.3 7 10 14 1 6
April 8.1 8 10 8 3 3
May 7.4 11 10 8 4 13
June 9.4 16 6 24 3 12
July 2.7 1 4 1 4
August 2.3 3 1 6 1
September 4.8 6 3 6 4
October 6.8 2 5 11 11
November 13.8 10 28 15 10
December 17.0 21 26 24 16
Average 9.2 15.6 10.1 11.2 7.4 8.7

Precipitation during daylight period

Percentage of observations with observed rain, drizzle, snow or hail. Only observations between sunrise and sunset are taken into account.

Wind speed (miles per hour)

Month Average 2024 2023 2022 2021 2020
January 4.7 4 4 6 4 6
February 5.8 4 6 6 6 5
March 5.8 5 6 6 6 8
April 7.0 8 7 9 7 7
May 6.6 8 6 7 8 7
June 6.3 7 6 6 6 5
July 6.0 7 5 7 6
August 5.6 7 6 6 5
September 5.6 6 5 5 6
October 5.2 6 5 4 6
November 4.9 4 5 4 5
December 5.0 4 8 6 5
Average 5.8 6.2 5.8 6.2 5.8 5.9

Average wind speed

Excluding wind gusts. Only observations between sunrise and sunset are taken into account.

Prevailing wind direction

Month 2024 2023 2022 2021 2020
January SE N S NE N
February W SE NE N S
March NW NW W SW NW
April SW SW W NW NW
May SW SW SW W NW
June SW W NW W NW
July W NW NW W
August NW SW W NW
September W W W NW
October NW W W NW
November S N S SE
December SE N N SE

Prevailing wind direction

Average wind direction, weighed by wind speed. Only observations between sunrise and sunset are taken into account.

British Columbia weather Q&A

What is the warmest month in British Columbia?

The warmest month is July with an average temperature of 87 °F over the past years.

What is the coldest month in British Columbia?

The coldest month is January with an average daytime temperature of 34 °F in the past few years.

Which month is the wettest in British Columbia?

Chance of precipitation is the highest in February with a probability of around 17.8 %.

Which month is the driest in British Columbia?

The least rainfall and snow can be expected in August. The probability is about 2.3 %.