Average Annual Precipitation for Canadian Cities

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The tables below list yearly averages for rainfall plus snowfall at major cities in Canada. Each city has a total for how many days of wet weather it usually gets in a year and for the normal amount of precipitation.

The numbers allow you to compare the typical precipitation for the 33 largest Canadian cities, ranging from St John's, Newfoundland in the east to Victoria, British Columbia in the west. These are all the metropolitan areas that, according to Statistics Canada, had at least 100,000 people in 2011.

The annual precipitation totals are averages of weather data collected during 1981 to 2010. The calculation of days includes those when precipitation totalled at least 0.2 millimetres (0.008 inches).

Average yearly precipitation
Days City Inches Millimetres
179 Abbotsford, British Columbia 60.5 1538
156 Barrie, Ontario 36.7   933
136 Brantford, Ontario 34.1   867
112 Calgary, Alberta 16.5   419
123 Edmonton, Alberta 17.9   456
167 Guelph, Ontario 36.7   931
162 Halifax, Nova Scotia 57.8 1468
149 Hamilton, Ontario 35.3   897
120 Kelowna, British Columbia 13.6   345
159 Kingston, Ontario 37.8   960
166 Kitchener - Waterloo, Ontario 36.1   916
168 London, Ontario 39.8 1012
161 Moncton, New Brunswick 44.3 1124
163 Montréal, Quebec 39.4 1000
146 Oshawa, Ontario 34.3   872
161 Ottawa, Ontario 36.2   920
Annual averages for rainfall plus snowfall
Days City Inches Millimetres
147 Peterborough, Ontario 34.3   870
175 Québec, Quebec 46.6 1184
118 Regina, Saskatchewan 15.3   390
198 Saguenay, Quebec 36.6   931
87 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan 14.4   365
187 Sherbrooke, Quebec 43.3 1100
151 St. Catharines - Niagara, Ontario 34.7   880
158 Saint John, New Brunswick 51.0 1295
212 St. John's, Newfoundland 60.4 1534
167 Sudbury, Ontario 35.6   903
143 Thunder Bay, Ontario 26.9   684
145 Toronto, Ontario 32.7   831
161 Trois-Rivières, Quebec 44.2 1123
168 Vancouver, British Columbia 57.3 1457
158 Victoria, British Columbia 36.5   926
150 Windsor, Ontario 36.8   935
125 Winnipeg, Manitoba 20.5   521
Reference

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

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