Average August Rainfall in British Columbia





The tables below lists monthly averages for rainfall during August at cities and towns in British Columbia. Each place has a total for how many days of wet weather it usually gets this month and for the normal amount of precipitation.

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.

The calculation of days only includes the days when precipitation totalled at least 0.2 millimetres (0.008 inches). The month's rainfall numbers are averages of weather data collected during 1981 to 2010.

Southwest BC Mainland

Average monthly precipitation in August
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
7 Abbotsford 1.8 46
8 Chilliwack 2.2 57
6 Gibsons 1.9 49
6 North Vancouver, Capilano 2.8 72
8 Powell River 1.8 45
7 Vancouver 1.9 48
9 Whistler 1.9 47

Gulf Islands

August averages for total rainfall
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
9 Cortes Island, Whaletown 2.2 55
5 Gabriola Island 1.0 27
6 Mayne Island, Village Bay 0.9 24
6 Saltspring Island 1.1 28

Vancouver Island

August averages for total rainfall
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
9 Campbell River 1.8 45
7 Courtenay - Comox 1.1 29
9 Duncan 1.4 35
10 Gold River 2.8 71
7 Nanaimo 1.1 28
7 Port Alberni 1.5 38
12 Port Hardy 2.9 73
10 Port Renfrew 3.2 82
5 Sidney 0.9 24
11 Tofino 3.5 88
5 Victoria 0.9 22

Central British Columbia

Average amount of rain in August
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
16 Barkerville 3.2 81
13 Bella Coola 2.4 60
8 Kamloops 0.9 24
8 Kelowna 1.0 26
7 Lillooet 1.0 26
7 Penticton 1.1 28
7 Vernon 1.1 28
11 Williams Lake 1.8 46

Southeast BC

Precipitation totals for August
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
8 Castlegar 1.2 30
8 Cranbrook 1.1 28
13 Golden 1.8 45
13 Revelstoke 2.6 67
10 Sparwood 1.4 35

Northern British Columbia

Total precipitation during August
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
12 Atlin 1.3 34
13 Fort Nelson 2.8 71
10 Fort St John 2.0 51
12 Prince George 1.8 46
17 Prince Rupert 7.0 177
15 Sandspit, Haida Gwaii 2.5 62
12 Smithers 1.7 44
Reference

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

British Columbia Precipitation
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