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Stormwatching Vancouver Island

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In depth of winter (December-February), Vancouver Island, located on the west coast, forms the front line for very spectacular storms. With only the Pacific Ocean between the island and Japan, these storms grow to unprecedented raging giant with meters high waves smashing against the shore. Although occasionally a bit exciting, it is so incredibly worthwhile to visit the beach and experience the power of nature. This is one for your bucket list!

What's the weather like during winter?

The average minimum temperature (usually the minimum temperature is noted during the night) in Victoria in January is 3.0°C (37.4°F). The amount of rain in January is high with an average of 94mm (3.7in). In this month you will hardly see any sunshine with 75 hours of sun the whole period. Click here for more average weather information on Vancouver Island.

This article was last updated on December 07, 2020.