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Weather in Vancouver

Vancouver enjoys a maritime climate, with mild winters and warm summers. You’ll rarely see snow in the city, but if you visit in winter, there will be plenty of white stuff for skiing and snowboarding on the mountains to the north (bear in mind this will be falling as rain downtown). Spring and autumn can see some gorgeous days, but you will need your umbrella. Summer brings continuous spells of sunny, hot weather accompanied by long, light evenings. This is the best time to make the most of Vancouver’s outdoor lifestyle and the BC wilderness.

Guidetype and fpcity weatherwtg_cforecast_table
Weather (day) Temp (max day) Rain (mm) Wind (mph) Humidity Pressure Visibility
Tuesday
HeavyRain
Heavy rain
12
°C
26.3
15
sse
80-100%
1000 mb
moderate
Wednesday
OccLightRain
Light drizzle
7
°C
9.3
7
se
80-100%
1022 mb
poor
Thursday
ModRain
Moderate rain
10
°C
15.6
10
ene
80-100%
1012 mb
moderate
Friday
OccLightRain
Light drizzle
10
°C
2
37
wsw
80-100%
999 mb
poor
Saturday
Cloudy
Cloudy skies
9
°C
0.1
9
e
60-80%
1015 mb
good
Sunday
ModRain
Light rain
9
°C
6.6
15
ese
80-100%
1002 mb
moderate
Monday
HeavyRain
Heavy rain
10
°C
38.7
24
se
80-100%
1006 mb
moderate
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Last updated: 2018-12-12 04:17:43
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Symbols indicate the predominant weather for the day in question, calculated based on a weighting of different types of weather. So if a day is forecast to be sunny with the possibility of a brief shower, then we will see a sunny or partly cloudy symbol rather than a rain cloud.
The maximum temperature is the highest temperature forecast between dawn and dusk, and the minimum temperature is the lowest temperature expected from dusk on the day in question to dawn the next day. The temperature is in °C, or Celsius.
Wind speed and direction are the conditions expected at midday. Wind direction is based on a 16 point compass. W, SW, SSW, etc. The wind direction states where the wind originates. Wind speed is listed in MPH or miles per hour.
Humidity levels indicates how much water vapour the air contains compared to the maximum it could contain at that temperature. As a general guide:
  • 0 to 30 is very low
  • 31 to 50 is low
  • 51 to 70 is moderate to low
  • 71 to 80 is moderate
  • 81 to 90 is moderate to high
  • 91 to 100 is high
Pressure is measured in millibars (mb)
Visibility based on whether the human eye can see the following distances:
  • Very poor - less than 1km
  • Poor - between 1km and 4km
  • Moderate - between 4km and 10km
  • Good - between 10km and 20km
  • Very good - between 20km and 40km
  • Excellent - more than 40km
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