Average Sunshine in British Columbia for March





The tables below give March 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 March sunshine
% Sun Place Hours Days
36 Abbotsford 132 24
35 Powell River 129 24
37 Vancouver - Richmond 135 25
33 Whistler 123 24

Vancouver Island

Average amount of sun in March
% Sun Place Hours Days
34 Courtenay - Comox 125 25
36 Nanaimo 133 25
30 Port Alberni 112 26
31 Port Hardy 114 25
34 Tofino 126 24
39 Victoria - Sidney 145 27

Central British Columbia

Average March sun
% Sun Place Hours Days
33 Bella Coola 120 25
45 Kamloops 165 29
40 Kelowna 148 28
39 Penticton 144 28
43 Vernon 157 28
42 Williams Lake 155 28

Southeast BC

Number of sunny hours and days in March on average
% Sun Place Hours Days
35 Castlegar 129 25
44 Cranbrook 163 28
30 Golden 111 25
34 Revelstoke 125 25

Northern British Columbia

Average total sunshine in March
% Sun Place Hours Days
46 Fort Nelson 166 27
48 Fort St John 175 28
42 Prince George 153 28
28 Prince Rupert 103 22
32 Sandspit 116 25
35 Smithers 128 27
Reference

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

British Columbia Sunshine
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