Average Sunshine in British Columbia for December





The tables below give December 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 December sunshine
% Sun Place Hours Days
25 Abbotsford 65 17
14 Powell River 35 14
22 Vancouver - Richmond 56 16
12 Whistler 30 14

Vancouver Island

Average amount of sun in December
% Sun Place Hours Days
16 Courtenay - Comox 41 14
20 Nanaimo 51 16
9 Port Alberni 22 10
19 Port Hardy 46 18
22 Tofino 57 17
23 Victoria - Sidney 59 19

Central British Columbia

Average December sun
% Sun Place Hours Days
3 Bella Coola 8 9
19 Kamloops 47 18
14 Kelowna 35 16
13 Penticton 34 15
16 Vernon 41 17
19 Williams Lake 46 16

Southeast BC

Number of sunny hours and days in December on average
% Sun Place Hours Days
13 Castlegar 33 14
20 Cranbrook 52 17
5 Golden 13 8
10 Revelstoke 25 10

Northern British Columbia

Average total sunshine in December
% Sun Place Hours Days
24 Fort Nelson 48 17
24 Fort St John 52 18
19 Prince George 44 16
14 Prince Rupert 32 13
19 Sandspit 45 19
12 Smithers 26 13
Reference

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

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