Average January Precipitation in British Columbia





The tables below give monthly averages for rainfall plus snowfall during January 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 January
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
20 Abbotsford 8.3 212
21 Chilliwack 9.2 233
19 Gibsons 7.2 183
20 North Vancouver, Capilano 13.0 330
20 Powell River 6.3 159
20 Vancouver 8.8 223
19 Whistler 6.9 176

Gulf Islands

January averages for total rainfall plus snowfall
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
20 Cortes Island, Whaletown 7.3 184
18 Gabriola Island 5.8 147
20 Mayne Island, Village Bay 5.1 130
19 Saltspring Island 6.4 162

Vancouver Island

January averages for total rainfall plus snowfall
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
21 Campbell River 8.6 217
20 Courtenay - Comox 6.8 172
23 Duncan 10.9 277
22 Gold River 16.7 424
20 Nanaimo 7.4 188
20 Port Alberni 11.5 291
23 Port Hardy 9.7 247
23 Port Renfrew 21.9 556
19 Sidney 5.6 143
23 Tofino 19.2 487
17 Victoria 4.0 103

Central British Columbia

Average amount of rain and snow in January
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
17 Barkerville 3.8 96
18 Bella Coola 6.2 157
10 Kamloops 0.8 21
12 Kelowna 1.2 30
10 Lillooet 1.5 38
13 Penticton 1.1 27
12 Vernon 1.3 33
12 Williams Lake 1.3 33

Southeast BC

Precipitation totals for January
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
16 Castlegar 3.0 76
11 Cranbrook 1.0 26
15 Golden 1.8 46
19 Revelstoke 4.2 108
15 Sparwood 2.1 54

Northern British Columbia

Total precipitation during January
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
12 Atlin 1.8 46
11 Fort Nelson 0.8 21
11 Fort St John 1.0 25
14 Prince George 2.1 54
20 Prince Rupert 12.9 328
23 Sandspit, Haida Gwaii 7.5 191
16 Smithers 1.7 43
Reference

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

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