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.



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)


“Feels-Like” Temperatures

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.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 34.6 27.8 21.4
Feb 40 30.6 22.8
Mar 51.2 39.2 28.4
Apr 59.6 46.1 32.4
May 70.9 56 40.4
Jun 76.7 62.7 48.1
Jul 86.8 70.1 52.4
Aug 85 67.8 51
Sep 73.9 57.8 43.2
Oct 58.1 45.8 35.3
Nov 44.1 35.1 27.5
Dec 34.8 27.6 21

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 1.4 -2.3 -5.9
Feb 4.4 -0.8 -5.1
Mar 10.7 4 -2
Apr 15.3 7.8 0.2
May 21.6 13.3 4.7
Jun 24.8 17.1 8.9
Jul 30.4 21.2 11.3
Aug 29.4 19.9 10.6
Sep 23.3 14.3 6.2
Oct 14.5 7.7 1.8
Nov 6.7 1.7 -2.5
Dec 1.6 -2.4 -6.1



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.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Okanagan Valley (in).

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 9% 0 0.7
Feb 9% 0 0.7
Mar 7% 0 0.8
Apr 8% 0 0.8
May 12% 0 1.4
Jun 15% 0 1.8
Jul 8% 0 0.8
Aug 7% 0 1.3
Sep 12% 0 2.9
Oct 10% 0 1
Nov 10% 0 0.9
Dec 9% 0 0.9

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 9 0 1.8
Feb 9 0 1.8
Mar 7 0 2
Apr 8 0 2
May 12 0 3.6
Jun 15 0 4.6
Jul 8 0 2
Aug 7 0 3.3
Sep 12 0 7.4
Oct 10 0 2.5
Nov 10 0 2.3
Dec 9 0 2.3


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.

Avg. Relative Humidity


The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

Max Sustained Wind
Average Daily Wind

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
Jan 74.2%
Feb 69%
Mar 51.9%
Apr 41.2%
May 42.6%
Jun 44.5%
Jul 36.7%
Aug 40.6%
Sep 51.4%
Oct 66.1%
Nov 70.1%
Dec 75%


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

Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 36.3 in December means 36.3% of the tourists vs. July.



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.


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