When is the best time to go to Nanaimo

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The chart above shows the best time of year to visit Nanaimo, Canada. These are based on an analysis of weather averages such as temperature, rainfall and number of hours of sunshine. These ratings are based solely on the climate and do not take into account other factors such as accommodation prices and how busy it is likely to be.

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Nanaimo weather by month

Please note our recommendations for when to visit Nanaimo are based solely on the weather and do not take into accounts accommodation prices, how busy it will be and what events are on.

January

Nanaimo January weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
5°C 182mm 1.7hrs 10hrs 8°C

The climate in Nanaimo during January can be summarized as cool and wet.

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Nanaimo for your holidays. The weather is often pretty bad and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

January is in the winter in Nanaimo and is typically the coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cold 5°C (42°F), whilst at night -1°C (31°F) is normal.

On average January is the driest month of the year in Nanaimo with around 182mm 7.1 inches of rain making it a wet time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 19 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 1.7 hours of sunshine per day.

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February

Nanaimo February weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
7°C 137mm 3.1hrs 11.3hrs 8°C

February in Nanaimo is generally wet with the temperature being cool.

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Nanaimo for your holidays. The weather is often relatively bad and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

February is in the winter in Nanaimo and is typically the 2nd coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cold 8°C (46°F), whilst at night 0°C (32°F) is normal.

On average February is the 2nd driest month of the year in Nanaimo with around 137mm 5.4 inches of rain making it a wet time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 16 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 3.1 hours of sunshine per day.

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March

Nanaimo March weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
9°C 125mm 4.2hrs 12.9hrs 8°C

The weather in March in Nanaimo is characteristically cool and wet.

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Nanaimo for your holidays. The weather is often pretty bad and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

March is in the spring in Nanaimo and is typically the 3rd coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cool 10°C (50°F), whilst at night 1°C (34°F) is normal.

On average March is the 3rd driest month of the year in Nanaimo with around 125mm 4.9 inches of rain making it a wet time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 16 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 4.2 hours of sunshine per day.

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April

Nanaimo April weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
12°C 67mm 5.7hrs 14.8hrs 10°C

Nanaimo's weather in April is typically cool and reasonably dry in nature.

Although outside the main holiday season, there is still plenty of pretty acceptable weather around this time of year. This makes it an okay time to visit Nanaimo.

April is in the spring in Nanaimo and is typically the 4th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cool 13°C (55°F), whilst at night 3°C (38°F) is normal.

On average April is the 4th driest month of the year in Nanaimo with around 67mm 2.7 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 13 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 5.7 hours of sunshine per day.

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May

Nanaimo May weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
15°C 52mm 7.3hrs 16.5hrs 12°C

May is a reasonably dry month in Nanaimo and the temperature is generally mild.

It is perhaps a good month to visit Nanaimo, with some particularly good weather at this time of year.

May is in the spring in Nanaimo and is typically the 5th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cool 17°C (62°F), whilst at night 6°C (43°F) is normal.

On average May is the 5th driest month of the year in Nanaimo with around 52mm 2 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 12 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 7.3 hours of sunshine per day.

Nanaimo weather in May »

June

Nanaimo June weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
18°C 40mm 7.7hrs 10hrs 13°C

Mild and reasonably dry weather often prevails in Nanaimo during the month of June

It is perhaps a good month to visit Nanaimo, with some inordinately good weather at this time of year.

June is in the summer in Nanaimo and is typically the 6th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around 20°C (68°F), whilst at night 10°C (49°F) is normal.

On average June is the 6th driest month of the year in Nanaimo with around 40mm 1.6 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 10 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 7.7 hours of sunshine per day.

Nanaimo weather in June »

July

Nanaimo July weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
21°C 28mm 9.3hrs 11.3hrs 14°C

July in Nanaimo is generally dry with the temperature being mild.

It is perhaps the perfect month to visit Nanaimo, with some particularly good weather at this time of year.

July is in the summer in Nanaimo and is typically the 6th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around 23°C (74°F), whilst at night 11°C (53°F) is normal.

On average July is the 6th wettest month of the year in Nanaimo with around 28mm 1.1 inches of rain making it a dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 7 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 9.3 hours of sunshine per day.

Nanaimo weather in July »

August

Nanaimo August weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
21°C 33mm 8.6hrs 12.9hrs 14°C

The weather in August in Nanaimo is characteristically mild and reasonably dry.

It is perhaps the perfect month to visit Nanaimo, with some inordinately good weather at this time of year.

August is in the summer in Nanaimo and is typically the 5th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around 24°C (74°F), whilst at night 12°C (53°F) is normal.

On average August is the 5th wettest month of the year in Nanaimo with around 33mm 1.3 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 7 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 8.6 hours of sunshine per day.

Nanaimo weather in August »

September

Nanaimo September weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
18°C 52mm 6.6hrs 14.8hrs 13°C

Nanaimo's weather in September is typically mild and reasonably dry in nature.

It is perhaps a good month to visit Nanaimo, with some surprisingly good weather at this time of year.

September is in the fall / autumn in Nanaimo and is typically the 4th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around 20°C (68°F), whilst at night 9°C (48°F) is normal.

On average September is the 4th wettest month of the year in Nanaimo with around 52mm 2 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 9 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 6.6 hours of sunshine per day.

Nanaimo weather in September »

October

Nanaimo October weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
13°C 122mm 4.2hrs 16.5hrs 11°C

October is a wet month in Nanaimo and the temperature is generally cool.

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Nanaimo for your holidays. The weather is often not a good and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

October is in the fall / autumn in Nanaimo and is typically the 3rd warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cool 14°C (57°F), whilst at night 5°C (41°F) is normal.

On average October is the 3rd wettest month of the year in Nanaimo with around 122mm 4.8 inches of rain making it a wet time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 15 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 4.2 hours of sunshine per day.

Nanaimo weather in October »

November

Nanaimo November weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
8°C 194mm 2.1hrs 10hrs 9°C

November is a wet month in Nanaimo and the temperature is generally cool.

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Nanaimo for your holidays. The weather is often pretty bad and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

November is in the fall / autumn in Nanaimo and is typically the 2nd warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cool 9°C (47°F), whilst at night 2°C (35°F) is normal.

On average November is the 2nd wettest month of the year in Nanaimo with around 194mm 7.6 inches of rain making it a wet time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 19 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 2.1 hours of sunshine per day.

Nanaimo weather in November »

December

Nanaimo December weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
5°C 213mm 1.6hrs 11.3hrs 8°C

December in Nanaimo is generally very wet with the temperature being cool.

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Nanaimo for your holidays. The weather is often relatively bad and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

December is in the winter in Nanaimo and is typically the warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cold 6°C (42°F), whilst at night -0°C (32°F) is normal.

On average December is the wettest month of the year in Nanaimo with around 213mm 8.4 inches of rain making it a very wet time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 20 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 1.6 hours of sunshine per day.

Nanaimo weather in December »

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Nanaimo weather statistics
Hottest month: August 23.2°C 73.8°F
Driest month: July 28mm 1.1ins
Sunniest month: August 8.6hrs
Coldest month: January 5.2°C 41.4°F
Wettest month: December 213mm 8.4ins
Warmest sea: July 14.2°C 57.6°F
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