Average October Precipitation in British Columbia





The tables below give monthly averages for rainfall plus snowfall during October 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 October
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
16 Abbotsford 6.0 153
17 Chilliwack 7.0 178
17 Gibsons 6.0 152
16 North Vancouver, Capilano 9.7 248
17 Powell River 5.0 126
16 Vancouver 6.2 157
17 Whistler 6.1 155

Gulf Islands

October averages for total rainfall plus snowfall
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
17 Cortes Island, Whaletown 6.1 155
13 Gabriola Island 3.4 86
14 Mayne Island, Village Bay 3.1 80
15 Saltspring Island 3.7 94

Vancouver Island

October averages for total rainfall plus snowfall
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
18 Campbell River 6.4 162
17 Courtenay - Comox 4.8 123
19 Duncan 6.0 153
20 Gold River 14.1 359
16 Nanaimo 4.0 102
16 Port Alberni 8.0 204
22 Port Hardy 10.1 257
19 Port Renfrew 14.6 371
14 Sidney 3.5 88
19 Tofino 13.5 342
14 Victoria 2.9 74

Central British Columbia

Average amount of rain and snow in October
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
18 Barkerville 3.6 92
21 Bella Coola 7.7 195
9 Kamloops 0.8 19
10 Kelowna 1.0 24
11 Lillooet 1.3 34
9 Penticton 1.0 26
10 Vernon 1.1 27
12 Williams Lake 1.6 41

Southeast BC

Precipitation totals for October
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
12 Castlegar 2.0 51
8 Cranbrook 0.8 20
12 Golden 1.4 35
15 Revelstoke 3.3 84
11 Sparwood 1.9 49

Northern British Columbia

Total precipitation during October
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
13 Atlin 1.5 37
10 Fort Nelson 1.3 33
10 Fort St John 1.2 31
16 Prince George 2.4 60
22 Prince Rupert 17.0 432
23 Sandspit, Haida Gwaii 6.7 170
17 Smithers 2.6 65
Reference

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

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