Vancouver - Extreme Daily Precipitation for Each Year





This page lists the biggest rainstorms or snowstorms of the year in Vancouver, British Columbia Canada along with the date they occurred. The information answers questions like: When was the last time more than 50 millimetres of precipitation landed on Vancouver in a single day? What was the wettest day of 2017?

The list gives the highest daily precipitation for each year in Vancouver and the date that it happened. A date with a plus sign beside it means the same amount of moisture also fell on at least one other day earlier that year.

These records go back to 1900, with just a few years missing data. During that time the heaviest downpour measured for a single day was 122.7 millimetres (4.8 inches) on March 9, 1900.

Since 1939 the precipitation extremes were observed at Vancouver International Airport. Before then, the weather station was near the city centre at Stanley Park.

Most precipitation in one day for recent years in Vancouver
Inches Date Milli­metres
1.7 December 19, 2017 44.2
1.2 November 26, 2016 31.0
1.8 November 07, 2015 46.2
1.5 January 11, 2014 38.1
1.8 November 02, 2013 46.6
1.7 December 19, 2012 43.7
1.2 April 04, 2011 30.7
2.2 August 31, 2010 55.9
Highest daily precipitation recorded at Vancouver each year
Inches Date Milli­metres
1.5 November 16, 2009 38.6
1.4 November 28, 2008 34.5
1.8 December 03, 2007 46.5
1.8 November 03, 2006 44.7
2.2 January 17, 2005 56.6
3.6 September 18, 2004 91.7
3.4 October 16, 2003 85.1
1.2 November 19, 2002 30.5
1.5 December 13, 2001 38.1
1.5 December 16, 2000 38.6
1.9 December 15, 1999 49.0
1.7 November 14, 1998 42.7
1.9 March 18, 1997 48.5
2.1 October 28, 1996 53.1
1.4 October 17, 1995 35.6
1.8 November 29, 1994 46.0
1.3 October 22, 1993 33.0
1.9 June 29, 1992 47.5
2.0 November 19, 1991 50.5
1.4 December 08, 1990 35.1
2.6 November 03, 1989 65.0
2.1 November 05, 1988 52.8
1.7 December 09, 1987 43.7
2.1 January 18, 1986 53.6
1.2 October 27, 1985 31.5
1.7 January 03, 1984 43.7
1.8 November 24, 1983 46.5
2.5 February 13, 1982 64.3
2.3 October 31, 1981 57.2
1.8 September 01, 1980 45.5
3.4 December 17, 1979 87.4
1.3 November 03, 1978 32.0
1.6 November 25, 1977 40.1
1.5 March 24, 1976 37.8
2.4 October 29, 1975 60.7
1.9 March 09, 1974 49.3
2.1 December 15, 1973 53.8
3.5 December 25, 1972 89.4
2.0 November 03, 1971 51.1
1.0 December 16, 1970 25.1
1.7 September 22, 1969 42.4
2.7 January 18, 1968 68.3
2.1 October 07, 1967 53.6
1.8 November 27, 1966 45.0
1.5 February 04, 1965 37.6
1.5 November 29, 1964 39.1
2.1 December 23, 1963 53.1
1.9 January 02, 1962 48.0
1.7 January 10, 1961 42.9
1.4 December 11, 1960 34.3
2.0 September 24, 1959 49.5
2.3 January 23, 1958 57.7
1.2 December 27, 1957 29.5
2.4 October 19, 1956 59.7
2.4 November 02, 1955 61.0
1.9 November 21, 1954 49.0
1.6 December 19, 1953 41.1
1.4 March 09, 1952 35.6
1.8 December 17, 1951 44.5
1.4 February 25, 1950 + 34.8
1.4 February 21, 1949 34.3
1.7 November 27, 1948 41.9
1.4 October 01, 1947 34.5
1.8 April 10, 1946 44.5
1.5 February 07, 1945 39.1
1.3 October 23, 1944 32.3
1.2 December 23, 1943 30.5
1.6 June 14, 1942 40.4
1.6 September 03, 1941 39.6
1.8 October 09, 1940 45.0
1.2 November 07, 1939 29.2
2.9 December 31, 1938 72.9
1.8 June 16, 1937 46.0
2.7 December 12, 1936 67.3
3.7 January 21, 1935 94.7
2.0 December 31, 1934 49.8
1.8 January 08, 1933 46.7
2.1 November 12, 1932 53.6
2.5 December 17, 1931 63.5
2.1 October 26, 1930 53.6
1.8 December 22, 1929 45.2
1928
2.4 August 31, 1927 59.7
2.4 January 16, 1926 60.5
2.1 January 18, 1925 52.3
2.6 February 11, 1924 65.3
3.5 December 15, 1923 89.4
1.7 September 29, 1922 42.9
2.3 October 28, 1921 59.4
2.2 September 11, 1920 54.6
2.7 November 15, 1919 67.8
2.8 January 01, 1918 70.4
2.3 October 02, 1917 58.7
3.6 March 08, 1916 90.7
1.9 October 20, 1915 48.0
1.9 January 04, 1914 48.3
1.7 October 10, 1913 43.4
1.5 September 02, 1912 38.1
1.9 November 25, 1911 47.8
2.1 December 23, 1910 52.6
4.4 November 28, 1909 111.0
2.5 November 16, 1908 63.8
2.5 November 04, 1907 63.0
3.1 September 06, 1906 79.5
1905
1904
3.5 September 22, 1903 87.6
2.2 September 26, 1902 54.6
2.1 February 28, 1901 53.3
4.8 March 09, 1900 122.7
Reference

Environment and Climate Change Canada. Historical Climate Data. Historical Data

Jay Lawrimore. 2016. Global Summary of the Year, Version 1.0. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. 

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