Nanaimo Airport

CYCD · British Columbia, Canada

Statistics Nanaimo Airport 2019-2022

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

Calculated from historical METAR data of Nanaimo Airport (CYCD) between 2019 and 2022.

VFR conditions (%)

Month Average 2022 2021 2020 2019
January 56.6 36 47 47 70
February 70.2 69 71 75 68
March 81.0 59 93 83 95
April 81.4 72 90 89 83
May 86.6 75 89 87 93
June 90.6 83 96 87 95
July 92.9 84 97 89 90
August 92.5 98 93 97 94
September 79.9 95 80 65 80
October 79.0 95 70 71 79
November 66.3 63 54 70 70
December 57.6 61 59 58 36
Average 79.7 75.6 80.5 78.1 81.3

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: 5 mi or more
  • Ceiling: 3,000 ft or more
Only observations between sunrise and sunset are taken into account.

Marginal VFR conditions (%)

Month Average 2022 2021 2020 2019
January 72.4 49 72 69 83
February 82.3 85 80 89 79
March 91.4 75 99 97 100
April 93.1 91 99 96 91
May 95.0 88 99 95 99
June 95.1 92 99 93 100
July 97.4 94 100 97 94
August 97.2 100 99 98 98
September 88.3 98 88 71 95
October 86.7 96 83 83 87
November 81.2 77 74 85 79
December 78.3 84 81 77 64
Average 89.3 86.7 90.6 88.4 90.3

Marginal VFR conditions or better during daylight period

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

Maximum temperatures (°C)

Month Average 2022 2021 2020 2019
January 6.8 6 8 7 8
February 6.9 9 7 8 4
March 10.7 11 11 10 12
April 14.1 12 16 15 15
May 19.2 15 19 19 22
June 22.0 21 25 21 23
July 25.8 26 27 25 24
August 26.5 28 27 25 25
September 21.7 24 21 23 20
October 15.2 19 13 15 14
November 9.4 7 10 10 10
December 5.8 3 4 8 7
Average 15.4 15.5 15.6 15.4 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 2022 2021 2020 2019
January 1.0 0 3 2 2
February -1.8 1 0 1 -3
March 1.8 4 2 1 1
April 4.6 3 5 4 6
May 8.7 7 8 9 10
June 12.0 12 13 12 12
July 13.8 14 14 13 14
August 13.8 15 14 13 14
September 11.0 11 11 11 11
October 5.8 7 6 7 5
November 2.7 -1 4 3 3
December 0.5 -2 -1 2 3
Average 6.4 6.2 6.6 6.4 6.4

506th lowest temperature of Canada

Average lowest temperature per day

The minimum temperature is typically observed just before sunrise.

Precipitation (%)

Month Average 2022 2021 2020 2019
January 28.2 21 27 49 18
February 21.5 12 21 18 26
March 16.6 26 13 12 2
April 19.9 28 10 12 22
May 12.3 29 10 12 7
June 9.1 14 5 12 2
July 4.3 11 1 4 7
August 2.1 0 2 5 3
September 11.8 2 18 6 15
October 17.7 11 30 14 19
November 25.3 18 42 28 8
December 28.5 24 28 32 34
Average 15.3 16.2 15.8 15.5 12.5

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 2022 2021 2020 2019
January 3.9 3 5 5 3
February 4.1 4 5 5 4
March 4.6 4 5 5 4
April 5.3 6 5 5 6
May 4.8 5 5 5 5
June 5.0 5 5 5 5
July 4.7 4 5 5 5
August 4.7 5 5 5 5
September 4.2 4 4 4 5
October 4.1 4 5 4 4
November 3.8 3 4 5 3
December 3.4 3 4 3 3
Average 4.5 4.3 4.7 4.5 4.4

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 2022 2021 2020 2019
January 116° 125° 144° 113°
February 012° 046° 079° 017°
March 076° 101° 067° 039°
April 148° 042° 076° 058°
May 125° 039° 095° 034°
June 075° 059° 050° 041°
July 050° 047° 052° 078°
August 049° 051° 043° 054°
September 035° 083° 054° 066°
October 051° 114° 049° 094°
November 090° 134° 143° 347°
December 221° 196° 143° 125°

Prevailing wind direction

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

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