Average Sunshine in British Columbia for April





The tables below give April averages for the number of sunny days and hours of sunshine at cities and towns in British Columbia.

The places are grouped into a separate table for each region of the province: Southwest Mainland, Vancouver Island, Central BC, Southeast BC and Northern BC.

Each place has three measures of sunshine. The number for % Sun is the usual percentage of daylight hours with bright sunshine.

Hours gives the total hours of bright sunshine that's normal during a year. Days statistics are for the typical number of days annually with any amount of measurable sunshine. All the data are averages for the years 1981 to 2010.

Southwest BC Mainland

Total April sunshine
% Sun Place Hours Days
42 Abbotsford 172 26
43 Powell River 178 26
45 Vancouver - Richmond 185 26
39 Whistler 162 27

Vancouver Island

Average amount of sun in April
% Sun Place Hours Days
44 Courtenay - Comox 182 27
44 Nanaimo 179 27
37 Port Alberni 151 26
35 Port Hardy 143 26
41 Tofino 170 25
47 Victoria - Sidney 191 27

Central British Columbia

Average April sun
% Sun Place Hours Days
38 Bella Coola 160 27
49 Kamloops 203 29
46 Kelowna 191 28
46 Penticton 190 29
48 Vernon 197 28
48 Williams Lake 198 29

Southeast BC

Number of sunny hours and days in April on average
% Sun Place Hours Days
42 Castlegar 174 28
52 Cranbrook 215 29
37 Golden 155 28
38 Revelstoke 158 27

Northern British Columbia

Average total sunshine in April
% Sun Place Hours Days
55 Fort Nelson 236 28
52 Fort St John 223 27
49 Prince George 205 28
35 Prince Rupert 146 25
38 Sandspit 158 27
42 Smithers 177 28
Reference

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

British Columbia Sunshine
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