Average Sunshine in British Columbia for January





The tables below give January 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 January sunshine
% Sun Place Hours Days
25 Abbotsford 68 18
16 Powell River 43 16
22 Vancouver - Richmond 60 18
15 Whistler 40 15

Vancouver Island

Average amount of sun in January
% Sun Place Hours Days
22 Courtenay - Comox 58 18
21 Nanaimo 57 18
9 Port Alberni 24 11
19 Port Hardy 51 18
22 Tofino 59 17
26 Victoria - Sidney 71 20

Central British Columbia

Average January sun
% Sun Place Hours Days
7 Bella Coola 17 12
21 Kamloops 55 19
15 Kelowna 39 16
13 Penticton 35 15
17 Vernon 46 16
23 Williams Lake 59 19

Southeast BC

Number of sunny hours and days in January on average
% Sun Place Hours Days
14 Castlegar 39 15
24 Cranbrook 64 20
10 Golden 25 11
11 Revelstoke 30 11

Northern British Columbia

Average total sunshine in January
% Sun Place Hours Days
29 Fort Nelson 64 20
31 Fort St John 74 21
20 Prince George 49 17
16 Prince Rupert 40 15
17 Sandspit 42 18
17 Smithers 43 17
Reference

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

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