Victoria enjoys a reasonably warm, dry and sunny summer, and a rainy, cool mild winter. Victoria is subject to the occasional arctic outflow during the winter months. Fall and spring conditions are generally mild, with more sun and less rain than winter. Spring conditions can start as early as February, but more typically March. There are 16 hours of daylight in the middle of June, which sun-lovers will adore for its obvious advantages in the areas of beaching and outdoor activities, but that other groups like shoppers also appreciate. Of the approximately 23 inches of rain that Victoria receives each year, only about 10% comes during the summer months, which means more good news for seasonal visitors to the area.

A note on weather reporting services for the Victoria area during the summer months (Jun-Sep), the busiest tourist season: The Victoria region has many micro-climates and the outside temperatures can vary significantly depending on your proximity to the ocean. So, if you reference the Weather Network/Channel's Victoria conditions and forecast, keep in mind they report the inner harbour conditions by the water - which is almost always much cooler than inland areas. The Weather Network/Channel Victoria conditions are helpful if you are going out on a boat whale watching, but not if you are going inland. When going inland, it is better to reference the Environment Canada website (or use an app that does) for more representative current regional conditions/forecast. If you must use The Weather Network/Channel, then switch to their Sidney, BC station (Victoria International Airport). When visiting the Westshore it will typically be 4 -10 degrees C (8 -18 F) warmer than the reported Weather Network/Channel temperature for Victoria.

Average Monthly High Temperatures:

   Fº  Cº
January 44
7
February
47
8
March
50
10
April
55
13
May
61
16
June
67
19
July
71
22
August
71
22
September
67
19
October
57
14
November
49
9
December
44
7

 [Temperatures provided by Tourism Victoria].