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Vancouver Weather in January

Averages By Month

January Overview


In January there are approximately 15 rainy days and two hours of sunshine per day. Temperatures range between lows of 34°F (1°C) and highs of 43°F (6°C) but that doesn’t mean that Vancouver isn’t worth a visit in January- you just have to be prepared with the right clothing.


If you plan on going to Vancouver during the winter months and if you love discovering local and homemade goods, make sure to visit one of Vancouver’s winter markets. The impressive and award-winning Riley Park Winter Farmers Market is one of the largest winter markets. It takes place on Saturdays between 10 am and 2 pm and there are a lot of things to discover along with some good music.


Attention skiers and snowboarders! Even though it hardly snows in Vancouver, there are still opportunities for you to have some fun in the snow. Not far away from Vancouver, you can find Grouse MountainSeymour Mountain or Cypress Mountain.


High and Low Temperature in January °F

Water Temperature in January °F

Current Weather Vancouver

47°F overcast clouds
Local Time

Hourly 10 Days

Averages Vancouver

  J F M A M J J A S O N D

High °F

43° 46° 50° 57° 64° 70° 73° 73° 66° 57° 48° 45°

Low °F

34° 34° 37° 41° 46° 52° 55° 54° 50° 45° 39° 36°

Sun

2 3 4 6 7 7 9 8 6 4 2 1

Rain days

15 14 14 11 9 7 5 5 8 12 17 17

Water °F

43° 43° 45° 49° 56° 62° 67° 67° 62° 54° 48° 44°


Vancouver Weather by Month

Best Time to Visit Vancouver

Especially in winter Vancouver faces a lot of rainfall, sometimes it can get quite stormy, but it hardly ever snows. Springtime brings pleasant temperatures, more sunshine and blooming flowers with it whereas summer is the driest and warmest season. In fall the temperatures drop again as winter gets nearer and the weather becomes more changeable and stormier again.


Vancouver really is always worth a visit but in terms of weather, summer (June to September) is the perfect time to go there. Nonetheless, you have to expect crowds during this time of the year. If you want to avoid the crowds then April, May and October are also good options. No matter what time of the year you chose for your trip, Vancouver always has something to discover!

Things to know about Vancouver

Vancouver may often be referred to as "Raincouver” but the city is so much more than just rain. In fact, it is the driest city in the entire country and definitely worth visiting! You may not think so but the city is quite compact. It is also a very safe place and it is easy to get around on foot which is a great way to experience the city’s vibe. Wandering around, you will quickly see that Vancouver has a lot to offer: city, beach and mountain vibes - what more could one ask for?! There are always events happening and food lovers, sports fans and artists are going to adore Vancouver and there is always something to discover making Vancouver a perfect spot for the whole family. If you consider paying Vancouver a visit, make sure to check out the list below as it contains activities and attractions for both rainy and sunny days.












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