The best times to visit Okanagan Valley for ideal weather are
June 11th to September 23rd
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Okanagan Valley Travel Guide
Other Okanagan Valley Travel Info
Weather in Okanagan Valley
Average temperatures in Okanagan Valley vary drastically. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 42nd percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Okanagan Valley, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early August where highs are regularly around 88.6°F (31.4°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 52.4°F (11.3°C) at night.
Okanagan Valley Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Okanagan Valley Temperatures (Celsius)
The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.
Okanagan Valley Perceived Temperature (F)
Okanagan Valley Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Okanagan Valley Temperatures by Month
Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
Precipitation (Rain or Snow)
If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Okanagan Valley are August, March, and then April. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late January. For example, on the week of January 22nd there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early to mid June with an average of 1 days of significant precipitation the week of June 11th.
When can you find snow in Okanagan Valley? Weather stations report no annual snow. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.
Chance of Precipitation
The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Okanagan Valley.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Okanagan Valley (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
Humidity and Wind
Okanagan Valley has some very humid months, and slightly dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is July (36.7% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (75%).
Wind in Okanagan Valley is usually calm. The windiest month is June, followed by April and May. June’s average wind speed of around 4.8 knots (5.6 MPH or 8.9 KPH) is considered “a light breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in late May where average top sustained speeds reach 14 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Okanagan Valley.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
Average Wind Speeds
Show Wind Speeds
All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.
|Month||Avg. Wind||Avg. Wind Feel||Sustained High Wind||High Wind Feel|
|Jan||3.9||Barely noticeable||9.3||Gentle breeze|
|Feb||3.5||Barely noticeable||9.1||Gentle breeze|
|Mar||4.2||Light breeze||11.3||Gentle breeze|
|Apr||4.8||Light breeze||13||Significant breeze|
|May||4.8||Light breeze||12.9||Gentle breeze|
|Jun||4.8||Light breeze||12.6||Significant breeze|
|Jul||4.7||Light breeze||12.5||Gentle breeze|
|Aug||4.2||Light breeze||11.9||Significant breeze|
|Sep||3.7||Barely noticeable||10.6||Gentle breeze|
|Oct||3.3||Barely noticeable||9.3||Gentle breeze|
|Nov||3.8||Barely noticeable||9.7||Gentle breeze|
|Dec||3.6||Barely noticeable||8.8||Gentle breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Okanagan Valley?
Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are no travel advisories or warnings for Canada; exercise normal security precautions. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Oct 07, 2019.
The Busiest and Least Crowded Months
The busiest month for tourism in Okanagan Valley, BC, Canada is July, followed by May and June. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Okanagan Valley in December. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.
Estimated Tourism by Month
Most Popular Months to Visit
Overall Okanagan Valley Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 75.1°F (23.9°C) and 43.2°F (6.2°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 2 to 4 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is fairly slow for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.
Summer (June through August)
The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. These months see moderate precipitation with 2 to 5 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Okanagan Valley, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 77.8°F (25.4°C) and 37.1°F (2.8°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 3 to 4 days per month. Tourism is the second busiest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be slightly higher priced.
Winter (December through February)
Weather is far too cold this time of year in Okanagan Valley to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 44°F (6.7°C) and 33.2°F (0.7°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 2 to 3 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.