Average Sunshine in British Columbia for May





The tables below give May 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 May sunshine
% Sun Place Hours Days
44 Abbotsford 209 27
48 Powell River 227 28
47 Vancouver - Richmond 223 28
43 Whistler 207 29

Vancouver Island

Average amount of sun in May
% Sun Place Hours Days
48 Courtenay - Comox 231 29
47 Nanaimo 224 29
40 Port Alberni 191 29
36 Port Hardy 175 27
43 Tofino 203 26
51 Victoria - Sidney 241 29

Central British Columbia

Average May sun
% Sun Place Hours Days
42 Bella Coola 204 29
52 Kamloops 252 30
50 Kelowna 238 30
49 Penticton 234 30
52 Vernon 249 30
51 Williams Lake 249 30

Southeast BC

Number of sunny hours and days in May on average
% Sun Place Hours Days
48 Castlegar 227 30
54 Cranbrook 257 30
43 Golden 210 30
43 Revelstoke 209 30

Northern British Columbia

Average total sunshine in May
% Sun Place Hours Days
51 Fort Nelson 267 29
53 Fort St John 268 29
50 Prince George 248 30
34 Prince Rupert 171 26
40 Sandspit 194 28
44 Smithers 218 29
Reference

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

British Columbia Sunshine
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