Average December Precipitation in British Columbia





The tables below give monthly averages for rainfall plus snowfall during December 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 total precipitation is an average of weather data collected during 1981 to 2010.

Southwest BC Mainland

Average monthly precipitation in December
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
20 Abbotsford 7.3 187
20 Chilliwack 8.3 210
18 Gibsons 6.9 174
20 North Vancouver, Capilano 12.4 316
20 Powell River 6.2 158
20 Vancouver 8.2 207
18 Whistler 6.1 154

Gulf Islands

December averages for total rainfall plus snowfall
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
20 Cortes Island, Whaletown 7.1 181
17 Gabriola Island 5.5 141
19 Mayne Island, Village Bay 4.9 125
20 Saltspring Island 6.1 154

Vancouver Island

December averages for total rainfall plus snowfall
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
21 Campbell River 8.9 226
21 Courtenay - Comox 7.4 188
23 Duncan 10.0 254
21 Gold River 15.4 391
20 Nanaimo 7.3 184
20 Port Alberni 10.9 276
22 Port Hardy 9.9 251
22 Port Renfrew 18.9 481
19 Sidney 5.6 142
22 Tofino 17.3 440
18 Victoria 4.0 102

Central British Columbia

Average amount of rain and snow in December
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
17 Barkerville 3.7 95
18 Bella Coola 5.2 131
12 Kamloops 1.0 25
11 Kelowna 1.3 32
10 Lillooet 1.6 42
13 Penticton 1.1 29
13 Vernon 1.5 38
13 Williams Lake 1.5 38

Southeast BC

Precipitation totals for December
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
17 Castlegar 3.6 90
13 Cranbrook 1.3 33
14 Golden 1.7 44
18 Revelstoke 4.1 104
14 Sparwood 2.1 53

Northern British Columbia

Total precipitation during December
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
12 Atlin 1.4 36
10 Fort Nelson 0.7 18
10 Fort St John 0.9 22
13 Prince George 1.7 44
21 Prince Rupert 14.6 371
24 Sandspit, Haida Gwaii 7.7 196
15 Smithers 1.6 42
Reference

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

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