The best times to visit Victoria for ideal weather are

May 28th 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 Victoria Travel Info

Weather in Victoria

Temperature

Average temperatures in Victoria vary somewhat. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 35th 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 Victoria, the hottest months are August, July, and then September. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid August where highs are regularly around 73.3°F (22.9°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 54.2°F (12.3°C) at night.

Victoria Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Victoria 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.

Victoria Perceived Temperature (F)

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Victoria Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Victoria 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 46.1 41.2 38
Feb 48.1 42.5 38.8
Mar 51.3 44.4 39.7
Apr 55.7 47.5 42.2
May 61.5 52.5 46.4
Jun 65.3 56.2 50
Jul 69.5 59.3 52.6
Aug 70.5 59.9 53.2
Sep 67 57.4 51.5
Oct 58.3 51.1 46.6
Nov 50.4 44.8 41
Dec 45.3 40.8 37.3

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 7.8 5.1 3.3
Feb 8.9 5.8 3.8
Mar 10.7 6.9 4.3
Apr 13.2 8.6 5.7
May 16.4 11.4 8
Jun 18.5 13.4 10
Jul 20.8 15.2 11.4
Aug 21.4 15.5 11.8
Sep 19.4 14.1 10.8
Oct 14.6 10.6 8.1
Nov 10.2 7.1 5
Dec 7.4 4.9 2.9

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Victoria 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 June. For example, on the week of June 11th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early January with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of January 1st.

When can you find snow in Victoria? 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 Victoria.

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Snow on the Ground

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

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 28% 0 3.8
Feb 20% 0 2.1
Mar 27% 0 2.8
Apr 15% 0 1.4
May 13% 0 1.1
Jun 7% 0 0.5
Jul 5% 0 0.5
Aug 6% 0 0.6
Sep 15% 0 1.6
Oct 20% 0 2.7
Nov 27% 0 3.5
Dec 25% 0 3.1

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 28 0 9.7
Feb 20 0 5.3
Mar 27 0 7.1
Apr 15 0 3.6
May 13 0 2.8
Jun 7 0 1.3
Jul 5 0 1.3
Aug 6 0 1.5
Sep 15 0 4.1
Oct 20 0 6.9
Nov 27 0 8.9
Dec 25 0 7.9

 

Humidity and Wind

Victoria has some extremely humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is April (67.4% relative humidity), and the most humid month is January (81.8%).

Wind in Victoria is usually moderate. The windiest month is June, followed by December and April. June’s average wind speed of around 8.7 knots (10.1 MPH or 16.2 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 early to mid June where average top sustained speeds reach 17.4 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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Wind

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

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Max Sustained Wind
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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 7.8 Gentle breeze 14.5 Significant breeze
Feb 7.7 Gentle breeze 14.3 Significant breeze
Mar 7.7 Gentle breeze 15.3 Significant breeze
Apr 8 Gentle breeze 15.1 Significant breeze
May 7.8 Gentle breeze 14.4 Significant breeze
Jun 8.7 Gentle breeze 15.6 Significant breeze
Jul 7.9 Gentle breeze 14.5 Significant breeze
Aug 7.1 Gentle breeze 13.5 Significant breeze
Sep 6 Light breeze 12 Significant breeze
Oct 6.1 Light breeze 12.2 Significant breeze
Nov 7.6 Gentle breeze 14.4 Significant breeze
Dec 8.1 Gentle breeze 15.3 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 81.8%
Feb 76.1%
Mar 73.4%
Apr 67.4%
May 67.9%
Jun 67.8%
Jul 68.3%
Aug 70.6%
Sep 73.1%
Oct 79.6%
Nov 79.1%
Dec 77.4%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Victoria?

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 Victoria, 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 Victoria 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

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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 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 Victoria Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 64.1°F (17.8°C) and 49°F (9.4°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 4 to 8 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 comfortable. These months see the least precipitation with about 2 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Victoria, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 70.6°F (21.4°C) and 46.6°F (8.1°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 4 to 8 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 Victoria to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 49.5°F (9.7°C) and 44.5°F (6.9°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 6 to 9 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.

 

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