Average Sunshine in British Columbia for August





The tables below give August 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 August sunshine
% Sun Place Hours Days
59 Abbotsford 263 29
59 Powell River 264 29
62 Vancouver - Richmond 277 29
54 Whistler 241 29

Vancouver Island

Average amount of sun in August
% Sun Place Hours Days
60 Courtenay - Comox 269 30
63 Nanaimo 280 30
59 Port Alberni 263 30
42 Port Hardy 189 28
45 Tofino 200 28
67 Victoria - Sidney 298 30

Central British Columbia

Average August sun
% Sun Place Hours Days
45 Bella Coola 207 29
64 Kamloops 290 31
63 Kelowna 282 30
63 Penticton 280 30
66 Vernon 295 30
60 Williams Lake 273 30

Southeast BC

Number of sunny hours and days in August on average
% Sun Place Hours Days
62 Castlegar 276 31
68 Cranbrook 303 30
51 Golden 229 30
52 Revelstoke 234 30

Northern British Columbia

Average total sunshine in August
% Sun Place Hours Days
54 Fort Nelson 258 29
56 Fort St John 260 29
57 Prince George 262 30
32 Prince Rupert 150 25
41 Sandspit 188 29
47 Smithers 217 30
Reference

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

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