Average March Precipitation in British Columbia





The tables below give monthly averages for rainfall plus snowfall during March 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 March
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
19 Abbotsford 5.9 149
20 Chilliwack 6.1 155
18 Gibsons 4.9 125
17 North Vancouver, Capilano 8.6 218
19 Powell River 4.4 111
17 Vancouver 4.9 125
17 Whistler 3.8 98

Gulf Islands

March averages for total rainfall plus snowfall
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
17 Cortes Island, Whaletown 4.2 107
15 Gabriola Island 3.6 92
17 Mayne Island, Village Bay 3.0 75
17 Saltspring Island 3.5 89

Vancouver Island

March averages for total rainfall plus snowfall
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
20 Campbell River 5.5 140
17 Courtenay - Comox 4.2 106
23 Duncan 6.1 154
21 Gold River 10.5 266
18 Nanaimo 4.5 113
18 Port Alberni 7.5 190
21 Port Hardy 6.3 160
22 Port Renfrew 14.3 362
17 Sidney 3.1 78
22 Tofino 13.0 330
15 Victoria 2.0 50

Central British Columbia

Average amount of rain and snow in March
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
14 Barkerville 2.6 66
16 Bella Coola 3.0 76
7 Kamloops 0.5 13
9 Kelowna 0.8 21
9 Lillooet 0.7 17
10 Penticton 0.9 24
9 Vernon 1.1 29
9 Williams Lake 0.7 18

Southeast BC

Precipitation totals for March
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
15 Castlegar 2.5 63
9 Cranbrook 0.9 22
10 Golden 1.0 24
14 Revelstoke 2.4 62
12 Sparwood 1.7 44

Northern British Columbia

Total precipitation during March
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
7 Atlin 0.7 17
9 Fort Nelson 0.7 19
9 Fort St John 0.9 24
11 Prince George 1.1 27
20 Prince Rupert 9.2 235
21 Sandspit, Haida Gwaii 4.6 117
10 Smithers 0.8 21
Reference

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

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