Average Sunshine in British Columbia for October





The tables below give October 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 October sunshine
% Sun Place Hours Days
37 Abbotsford 123 24
33 Powell River 111 23
36 Vancouver - Richmond 121 23
33 Whistler 109 23

Vancouver Island

Average amount of sun in October
% Sun Place Hours Days
35 Courtenay - Comox 116 22
39 Nanaimo 132 24
31 Port Alberni 103 24
29 Port Hardy 96 23
35 Tofino 116 22
41 Victoria - Sidney 137 26

Central British Columbia

Average October sun
% Sun Place Hours Days
24 Bella Coola 81 22
39 Kamloops 131 28
37 Kelowna 125 27
40 Penticton 135 28
38 Vernon 128 26
37 Williams Lake 124 26

Southeast BC

Number of sunny hours and days in October on average
% Sun Place Hours Days
37 Castlegar 123 25
48 Cranbrook 159 29
26 Golden 85 25
27 Revelstoke 88 23

Northern British Columbia

Average total sunshine in October
% Sun Place Hours Days
31 Fort Nelson 98 21
42 Fort St John 135 26
33 Prince George 108 25
22 Prince Rupert 72 21
30 Sandspit 98 24
27 Smithers 88 24
Reference

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

British Columbia Sunshine
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