Weather in Vancouver Island, Canada in December

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Visiting Vancouver Island, Canada in December

December has average maximum temperatures of 7°C (45°F) which is too cold for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 23% making it extremely gloomy and overcast with little sunshine. There are 1.9 hours of sunshine per day. December has total rainfall of 10.2cm (4.0inches) making it a bit rainy but with only moderate showers. There are 18.2 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the clear days. It is not a good time for sunbathing in Vancouver Island. Sea temperatures are a cold 8°C (47°F). December is too cold for swimming in Vancouver Island for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

Consider visiting Vancouver Island in the months of June, July, August, September, for the best beach weather.

Also consider one of our other suggestions for December.

Can you sunbathe in Vancouver Island in December?

No, December is not a good time for sunbathing in Vancouver Island.

December has average maximum temperatures of 7°C (45°F) which is too cold for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 23% making it extremely gloomy and overcast with little sunshine. There are 1.9 hours of sunshine per day. December has total rainfall of 10.2cm (4.0inches) making it a bit rainy but with only moderate showers. There are 18.2 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the clear days.

More about December temperature and sunshine.

Can you swim in Vancouver Island in December?

No, December is too cold for swimming in Vancouver Island for any length of time, with the sea water at 8°C (47°F), unless you have a wetsuit.

More about December sea temperatures.

Is December a good time to holiday in Vancouver Island?

No, December is not a good time for a holiday in Vancouver Island.

December has average maximum temperatures of 7°C (45°F) which is too cold for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 23% making it extremely gloomy and overcast with little sunshine. There are 1.9 hours of sunshine per day. December has total rainfall of 10.2cm (4.0inches) making it a bit rainy but with only moderate showers. There are 18.2 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the clear days. It is not a good time for sunbathing in Vancouver Island. Sea temperatures are a cold 8°C (47°F). December is too cold for swimming in Vancouver Island for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

More about the December temperatures and sunshine.

Is Vancouver Island warm in December?

No, Vancouver Island is too cold for sunbathing in December.

The average maximum temperature in Vancouver Island in December is 7°C (45°F). The average maximum temperature is 9°C (49°) in the previous month and 7°C (45°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Vancouver Island in December is 5°C (41°F). The average temperature is 7°C (44°F) in the previous month and 5°C (42°F) in the next month.

More info about the December temperatures and sunshine.

How sunny is Vancouver Island in December?

The average day light hours per day in Vancouver Island in December are 8.3. The sunshine percentage is 23% making it extremely gloomy and overcast with little sunshine. There are 1.9 hours of sunshine per day.

More about December sunshine.

Temperature in Vancouver Island in December

The average maximum temperature in Vancouver Island in December is 7°C (45°F). The average maximum temperature is 9°C (49°F) in the previous month and 7°C (45°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Vancouver Island in December is 5°C (41°F). The average temperature is 7°C (44°F) in the previous month and 5°C (42°F) in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Vancouver Island in December is 3°C (37°F). The minimum temperature is 4°C (40°F) in the previous month and 3°C (38°F) in the next month.

Sunshine in Vancouver Island in December

During December the average day light hours are 8.3 per day in Vancouver Island. The sunshine percentage is 23% making it extremely gloomy and overcast with little sunshine. There are 1.9 hours of sunshine per day.

The ultraviolet index in Vancouver Island in December is typically 0.8 during December. An ultraviolet index reading of 0 to 2 indicates low danger from the sun's UV rays for the average person. Most people will be able to spend several hours in the sun with out a problem, however unprotected skin risks burning in less than 1 hour. Wear sunglasses on bright days. Only those that burn easily will need to apply sunscreen. Watch out for relections from water that may increase ultraviolet exposure.

Sea Temperature in Vancouver Island in December

The average sea water temperature in Vancouver Island in December is 8.2°C (46.8°F) which is very cold and bracing, it's not recommended you swim with out a full wet suit.

Rainfall in Vancouver Island in December

The average total rainfall in Vancouver Island in December is 10.2cm (4.0inches) and on average there are 18.2 rainy days in December making it a wet time to visit the beach.

Humidity in Vancouver Island in December

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Vancouver Island in December is 4°C (40°F) which is a bit dry for some. The dew point is 6°C (42°F) in the previous month and 5°C (5°F) in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in Vancouver Island in December is typically 93.1%. The maximum relative humidity is 92.9% in the previous month and 95.6% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Vancouver Island in December is typically 83.9%. The average relative humidity is 82.3% in the previous month and 87.5% in the next month.

Wind Speed in Vancouver Island in December

The average maximum wind speed in Vancouver Island in December is typically 23KM/H (14MPH). The average maximum wind speed is 24KM/H (15MPH) in the previous month and 25KM/H (16MPH) in the next month.

The average wind speed in Vancouver Island in December is typically 11KM/H (7MPH). The average wind speed is 10KM/H (6MPH) in the previous month and 12KM/H (7MPH) in the next month.

The average wind direction in Vancouver Island in December is from the East.

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