The best times to visit Penticton for ideal weather are

May 7th to September 30th

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.

 

 


Other Penticton Travel Info

Weather in Penticton

Temperature

Average temperatures in Penticton vary drastically. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 41st 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 Penticton, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid July where highs are regularly around 88.6°F (31.4°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 57.3°F (14.1°C) at night.

Penticton Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Penticton Temperatures (Celsius)

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“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.

Penticton Perceived Temperature (F)

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Penticton Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Penticton 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

MonthAvg. High (°F)Avg. Mean (°F)Avg. Low (°F)
Jan36.130.425.5
Feb41.933.827.4
Mar52.341.431.9
Apr60.447.534.9
May71.757.643.1
Jun77.964.350.1
Jul87.772.556.3
Aug85.470.354.8
Sep74.460.647.2
Oct59.649.139.1
Nov45.538.131.6
Dec36.230.825.7

Show Celsius

MonthAvg. High (°C)Avg. Mean (°C)Avg. Low (°C)
Jan2.3-0.9-3.6
Feb5.51-2.6
Mar11.35.2-0.1
Apr15.88.61.6
May22.114.26.2
Jun25.517.910.1
Jul30.922.513.5
Aug29.721.312.7
Sep23.615.98.4
Oct15.39.53.9
Nov7.53.4-0.2
Dec2.3-0.7-3.5

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Penticton are March, July, and then August. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early March. For example, on the week of March 5th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid December with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of December 17th.

When can you find snow in Penticton? Weather stations report very large amounts of snow likely to be deepest around April, especially close to early April. The best time to ski (if at all) in Penticton is often around around April 2nd when fresh powder is deepest. 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 Penticton.

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Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (in)Total Precipitation (in)
Jan13%21.3
Feb9%1.30.8
Mar6%7.80.7
Apr10%26.51
May13%01.6
Jun18%02
Jul8%01
Aug8%01
Sep11%01
Oct18%01.6
Nov15%0.71.4
Dec17%21.6

Show Centimeters

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (cm)Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan135.13.3
Feb93.32
Mar619.81.8
Apr1067.32.5
May1304.1
Jun1805.1
Jul802.5
Aug802.5
Sep1102.5
Oct1804.1
Nov151.83.6
Dec175.14.1

 

Humidity and Wind

Penticton has some humid months, and slightly dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is July (35.4% relative humidity), and the most humid month is January (69.9%).

Wind in Penticton is usually calm. The windiest month is December, followed by January and November. December’s average wind speed of around 8.7 knots (10 MPH or 16.1 KPH) is considered “a gentle breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in mid November where average top sustained speeds reach 17.7 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Penticton.

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Avg. Relative Humidity

Wind

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

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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.

MonthAvg. WindAvg. Wind FeelSustained High WindHigh Wind Feel
Jan8.5Gentle breeze15.4Significant breeze
Feb6.6Light breeze13.7Significant breeze
Mar7.1Gentle breeze15.7Significant breeze
Apr5.9Light breeze14Significant breeze
May5.4Light breeze12.9Significant breeze
Jun5.4Light breeze12.9Significant breeze
Jul5.6Light breeze12.6Significant breeze
Aug5.3Light breeze12.4Significant breeze
Sep5.6Light breeze12.5Significant breeze
Oct6.2Light breeze13.4Significant breeze
Nov8.5Gentle breeze16Significant breeze
Dec8.7Gentle breeze15.4Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

MonthAvg. Relative Humidity
Jan69.9%
Feb66.9%
Mar50.1%
Apr40.7%
May41.7%
Jun43%
Jul35.4%
Aug38%
Sep45.3%
Oct58%
Nov62.6%
Dec67.9%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Penticton?

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 Penticton, 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 Penticton 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

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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 Penticton Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 76.3°F (24.6°C) and 44.5°F (6.9°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 Penticton, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 76.9°F (24.9°C) and 38.4°F (3.6°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 3 to 6 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 Penticton to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 45.8°F (7.7°C) and 35.1°F (1.7°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 2 to 5 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.

 

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