Average Annual Precipitation for British Columbia

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The tables below give yearly averages for rainfall plus snowfall at cities and towns in British Columbia. Each place has a total for how many days of wet weather it usually gets a year and for the normal amount of precipitation.

The calculation of days only includes the days when precipitation totalled at least 0.2 millimetres (0.008 inches). The annual amount of precipitation is an average of weather data collected during 1981 to 2010.

You can jump to a separate table for each section of the province: Southwest Mainland, Gulf Islands, Vancouver Island, Central BC, Southeast BC and Northern BC.

Southwest BC Mainland

Average yearly precipitation
Days Place Inches Millimetres
179 Abbotsford   60.5 1538
190 Chilliwack   65.6 1667
165 Gibsons   54.0 1371
178 North Vancouver, Capilano   99.3 2522
182 Powell River   47.5 1205
168 Vancouver   57.3 1457
180 Whistler   48.3 1228

Gulf Islands

Annual averages for rainfall plus snowfall
Days Place Inches Millimetres
186 Cortes Island, Whaletown   54.7 1389
148 Gabriola Island   37.7   958
164 Mayne Island, Village Bay   33.2   842
164 Saltspring Island   38.9   987

Vancouver Island

Annual averages for rainfall plus snowfall
Days Place Inches Millimetres
193 Campbell River   58.6 1489
173 Courtenay - Comox   45.4 1154
202 Duncan   59.4 1509
208 Gold River 112.2 2851
176 Nanaimo   45.9 1165
178 Port Alberni   75.1 1907
217 Port Hardy   75.1 1908
207 Port Renfrew 138.0 3505
155 Sidney   34.8   883
208 Tofino 128.8 3271
158 Victoria   36.5   926

Central British Columbia

Average amount of rain and snow a year
Days Place Inches Millimetres
202 Barkerville   40.2 1022
195 Bella Coola   47.2 1199
106 Kamloops   10.9   278
120 Kelowna   13.6   345
105 Lillooet   13.7   349
119 Penticton   13.6   346
116 Vernon   16.8   426
137 Williams Lake   17.7   451

Southeast BC

Average annual precipitation
Days Place Inches Millimetres
160 Castlegar   29.6   751
122 Cranbrook   15.2   385
149 Golden   18.4   467
188 Revelstoke   37.4   950
153 Sparwood   24.1   613

Northern British Columbia

Annual precipitation totals
Days Place Inches Millimetres
121 Atlin   14.4   365
127 Fort Nelson   17.8   452
118 Fort St John   17.5   445
156 Prince George   22.0   558
229 Prince Rupert 120.5 3060
235 Sandspit, Haida Gwaii   55.4 1407
160 Smithers   20.0   509
Reference

Environment Canada. Meteorological Service of Canada. Canadian Climate Normals. 1981-2010 Climate Normals & Averages.

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