The best times to visit Thompson Okanagan for ideal weather are
April 30th 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.
Thompson Okanagan Travel Guide
Other Thompson Okanagan Travel Info
Weather in Thompson Okanagan
Average temperatures in Thompson Okanagan 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 less temperate than some — in the 39th 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 Thompson Okanagan, 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 86°F (30°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 53.9°F (12.2°C) at night.
Thompson Okanagan Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Thompson Okanagan 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.
Thompson Okanagan Perceived Temperature (F)
Thompson Okanagan Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Thompson Okanagan 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 Thompson Okanagan are January, August, and then February. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early August. For example, on the week of July 30th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early June with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of June 4th.
When can you find snow in Thompson Okanagan? Weather stations report very large amounts of snow likely to be deepest around January, especially close to early to mid January. The best time to ski (if at all) in Thompson Okanagan is often around around December 17th 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 Thompson Okanagan.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Thompson Okanagan (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
Thompson Okanagan has some extremely humid months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is July (50.5% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (81.9%).
Wind in Thompson Okanagan is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is April, followed by May and July. April’s average wind speed of around 3 knots (3.5 MPH or 5.6 KPH) is considered “light air.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early to mid April where average top sustained speeds reach 8.7 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Thompson Okanagan.
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||2.4||Barely noticeable||5.6||Light breeze|
|Feb||2||Barely noticeable||5.1||Light breeze|
|Mar||2.4||Barely noticeable||6.7||Light breeze|
|Apr||3||Barely noticeable||8.1||Gentle breeze|
|May||2.7||Barely noticeable||7.3||Light breeze|
|Jun||2.6||Barely noticeable||7.3||Gentle breeze|
|Jul||2.6||Barely noticeable||6.8||Light breeze|
|Aug||2.5||Barely noticeable||6.5||Light breeze|
|Sep||2.2||Barely noticeable||5.5||Light breeze|
|Oct||2||Barely noticeable||4.8||Light breeze|
|Nov||2.5||Barely noticeable||6||Light breeze|
|Dec||2.3||Barely noticeable||5.4||Light breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Thompson Okanagan?
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 Thompson Okanagan, 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 Thompson Okanagan 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 Thompson Okanagan Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 74.4°F (23.6°C) and 41.6°F (5.3°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 3 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 comfortable. These months see moderate precipitation with 2 to 6 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Thompson Okanagan, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 74.9°F (23.8°C) and 37.2°F (2.9°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 3 to 5 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 Thompson Okanagan to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 42.5°F (5.8°C) and 32.5°F (0.3°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.