Nanaimo Airport

CYCD · British Columbia, Canada

Climate Nanaimo Airport 2020-2024

Climate and trends: average temperature, flight conditions, precipitation, wind speed and direction.

Calculated from historical METAR data of Nanaimo Airport (CYCD) between 2020 and 2024.

VFR conditions (%)

Month Average 2024 2023 2022 2021 2020
January 53.7 42 49 36 47 47
February 69.9 68 69 71 75
March 80.4 77 59 93 83
April 78.7 63 72 90 89
May 87.0 90 75 89 87
June 91.4 96 83 96 87
July 93.5 97 84 97 89
August 92.6 94 98 93 97
September 81.6 91 95 80 65
October 77.6 70 95 70 71
November 66.1 65 63 54 70
December 56.9 54 61 59 58
Average 74.7 42.2 77.7 75.6 80.5 78.1

92nd best VFR conditions of Canada

VFR conditions during daylight period

Percentage of observations where the VFR minimums for ceiling and visibility are met: visibility of 5 mi or more and a ceiling of 3,000 ft or more. Only observations between sunrise and sunset are taken into account.

Marginal VFR conditions (%)

Month Average 2024 2023 2022 2021 2020
January 69.7 55 70 49 72 69
February 82.8 85 85 80 89
March 91.9 95 75 99 97
April 92.9 92 91 99 96
May 95.2 97 88 99 95
June 95.5 98 92 99 93
July 97.6 99 94 100 97
August 96.9 95 100 99 98
September 89.8 98 98 88 71
October 86.1 83 96 83 83
November 81.8 86 77 74 85
December 76.7 68 84 81 77
Average 85.1 54.9 89.8 86.7 90.6 88.4

Marginal VFR conditions or better during daylight period

Percentage of observations where the MVFR minimums for ceiling and visibility are met: visibility of 3⅛ mi or more and a ceiling of 1,000 ft or more. Only observations between sunrise and sunset are taken into account.

Maximum temperatures (°C)

Month Average 2024 2023 2022 2021 2020
January 6.8 6 7 6 8 7
February 6.9 7 9 7 8
March 10.6 10 11 11 10
April 13.9 12 12 16 15
May 19.7 23 15 19 19
June 22.2 23 21 25 21
July 25.9 27 26 27 25
August 26.5 27 28 27 25
September 21.6 21 24 21 23
October 15.2 15 19 13 15
November 9.4 10 7 10 10
December 6.2 8 3 4 8
Average 14.3 6.0 16.0 15.5 15.6 15.4

8th highest temperature of Canada

Average highest temperature per day

The maximum temperature is typically observed some hours after noon.

Minimum temperatures (°C)

Month Average 2024 2023 2022 2021 2020
January 1.1 1 3 0 3 2
February -1.9 1 1 0 1
March 1.7 1 4 2 1
April 4.5 4 3 5 4
May 9.0 10 7 8 9
June 11.9 12 12 13 12
July 13.7 14 14 14 13
August 13.8 14 15 14 13
September 10.8 10 11 11 11
October 5.9 7 7 6 7
November 2.7 3 -1 4 3
December 0.9 4 -2 -1 2
Average 5.7 0.6 6.6 6.2 6.6 6.4

Average lowest temperature per day

The minimum temperature is typically observed just before sunrise.

Precipitation (%)

Month Average 2024 2023 2022 2021 2020
January 30.4 43 30 21 27 49
February 22.6 29 12 21 18
March 17.1 20 26 13 12
April 20.8 26 28 10 12
May 11.3 5 29 10 12
June 8.7 7 14 5 12
July 4.2 4 11 1 4
August 2.1 2 0 2 5
September 11.6 10 2 18 6
October 18.5 23 11 30 14
November 23.2 12 18 42 28
December 28.8 31 24 28 32
Average 18.7 42.6 15.4 16.2 15.8 15.5

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 (knots)

Month Average 2024 2023 2022 2021 2020
January 3.8 4 3 3 5 5
February 4.1 4 4 5 5
March 4.6 5 4 5 5
April 5.4 6 6 5 5
May 4.7 4 5 5 5
June 5.0 5 5 5 5
July 4.7 5 4 5 5
August 4.8 5 5 5 5
September 4.3 5 4 4 4
October 4.0 4 4 5 4
November 3.8 4 3 4 5
December 3.3 3 3 4 3
Average 4.3 3.5 4.5 4.3 4.7 4.5

8th highest wind speed of Canada

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 134° 095° 116° 125° 144°
February 122° 012° 046° 079°
March 131° 076° 101° 067°
April 125° 148° 042° 076°
May 042° 125° 039° 095°
June 031° 075° 059° 050°
July 045° 050° 047° 052°
August 023° 049° 051° 043°
September 059° 035° 083° 054°
October 074° 051° 114° 049°
November 085° 090° 134° 143°
December 132° 221° 196° 143°

Prevailing wind direction

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