Climate

Located in sub-Mediterranean zone, Victorians enjoy some of the most moderate weather in all of Canada.

Victoria boasts an average of 2,193 hours of sunshine yearly, and an eight month frost free season. Average annual rainfall is 58.3 cm (23 inches compared to over 50 inches in New York). The average monthly rainfall in winter is 8.5 cm (3.35 inches) and in the summer averages 1.83 cm (0.72 inch).

Victoria has a very low humidity ratio, and almost constant offshore breezes which keep summer days from becoming too hot, yet summer evenings can cool off; therefore a sweater or a light jacket is recommended. Although winters are mild and rarely include snow, warmer clothing is recommended between the months of November and March.

Average Monthly Temperatures

Monthly temperatures recorded at Victoria/Gonzales
weather station from 1971 to 2000

 
January 5 41
February 6.2 43
March 7.6 46
April 9.6 49
May 12.1 54
June 14 57
July 15.6 60
August 15.9 61
September 14.6 58
October 10.9 52
November 7.2 45
December 5.2 41