The best times to visit Sooke for ideal weather are

June 11th to October 7th

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



Other Sooke Travel Info

Weather in Sooke


Average temperatures in Sooke vary little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for most of the year with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 28th 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 Sooke, the hottest months are August, September, and then July. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid August where highs are regularly around 66.1°F (18.9°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 51.9°F (11.1°C) at night.

Sooke Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Sooke 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.

Sooke Perceived Temperature (F)


Sooke Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Sooke 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 47 42.8 39.4
Feb 48 43.8 40.3
Mar 49.2 44.7 40.7
Apr 51.5 46.8 42.7
May 55.6 50.4 46.7
Jun 59 53.2 49.3
Jul 61.6 55.3 51.3
Aug 63.3 56.3 51.7
Sep 62.3 55.6 50.7
Oct 56.3 51.3 47.5
Nov 50.8 46.2 42.4
Dec 46.8 42.5 39

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 8.3 6 4.1
Feb 8.9 6.6 4.6
Mar 9.6 7.1 4.8
Apr 10.8 8.2 5.9
May 13.1 10.2 8.2
Jun 15 11.8 9.6
Jul 16.4 12.9 10.7
Aug 17.4 13.5 10.9
Sep 16.8 13.1 10.4
Oct 13.5 10.7 8.6
Nov 10.4 7.9 5.8
Dec 8.2 5.8 3.9



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Sooke are July, August, and then June. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early to mid July. For example, on the week of July 9th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early to mid March with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of March 12th.

When can you find snow in Sooke? 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 Sooke.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 30% 0 6.4
Feb 24% 0 4.9
Mar 33% 0 5.8
Apr 25% 0 3.1
May 13% 0 1.6
Jun 8% 0 0.8
Jul 3% 0 0.4
Aug 6% 0 0.9
Sep 15% 0 2.1
Oct 24% 0 3.7
Nov 30% 0 4.9
Dec 33% 0 5.9

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 30 0 16.3
Feb 24 0 12.4
Mar 33 0 14.7
Apr 25 0 7.9
May 13 0 4.1
Jun 8 0 2
Jul 3 0 1
Aug 6 0 2.3
Sep 15 0 5.3
Oct 24 0 9.4
Nov 30 0 12.4
Dec 33 0 15


Humidity and Wind

Sooke has some extremely humid months, and high humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is February (70.5% relative humidity), and the most humid month is July (87.3%).

Wind in Sooke is usually moderate. The windiest month is July, followed by June and August. July’s average wind speed of around 12.9 knots (14.9 MPH or 23.9 KPH) is considered “a moderate breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early to mid June where average top sustained speeds reach 22.8 knots, which is considered a strong breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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 8.4 Gentle breeze 18.4 Strong breeze
Feb 8 Gentle breeze 17.7 Strong breeze
Mar 8.2 Gentle breeze 18.9 Strong breeze
Apr 9.2 Gentle breeze 19.9 Strong breeze
May 10.6 Gentle breeze 20.1 Strong breeze
Jun 12.1 Significant breeze 21.3 Strong breeze
Jul 12.9 Significant breeze 21.5 Strong breeze
Aug 10.8 Gentle breeze 19.3 Strong breeze
Sep 7.1 Gentle breeze 15.6 Strong breeze
Oct 6.2 Light breeze 14.9 Significant breeze
Nov 7.5 Gentle breeze 17.8 Strong breeze
Dec 7.4 Gentle breeze 17.4 Strong breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 78.6%
Feb 70.5%
Mar 73.4%
Apr 73.6%
May 78.1%
Jun 83.6%
Jul 87.3%
Aug 85.8%
Sep 81.8%
Oct 81.3%
Nov 72.7%
Dec 73.6%


Is it Safe to Travel to Sooke?

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 Sooke, BC, Canada is July, followed by August and April. 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 Sooke in November. 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 somewhat extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 37.8 in November means 37.8% of the tourists vs. July.



Overall Sooke Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 57.6°F (14.2°C) and 47.9°F (8.8°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 4 to 10 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the second busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.

Summer (June through August)

The middle-year months have comfortably cool weather with high temperatures that are brisk. These months see the least precipitation with 1 to 2 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Sooke, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 64.6°F (18.1°C) and 47.8°F (8.8°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 5 to 9 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is too cold this time of year in Sooke to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 49.3°F (9.6°C) and 46.1°F (7.8°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 7 to 10 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.


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