The Climate and Weather of Penticton, British Columbia

Average Daily Maximum Temperature – Minimum – Sunshine – Raindays – Snowdays – Snowdepth – Windspeed

For many people, the towns of the Okanagan Valley offer the best weather in Canada. Winters are cold, but are shorter and less severe than most Canadian cities. Summers are hot and sunny.


Penticton and the Okanagan Valley are surrounded by the Rocky Mountains.

The mountains block Arctic winds from reaching Penticton. They also prevent mild maritime air reaching Penticton in summer, leading to warmer weather than Vancouver.

Penticton’s high summer temperatures are more pleasant than Ontario’s because humidity levels are lower.

Penticton’s afternoon humidity in summer is about 35 percent. Toronto’s is about 55 percent.

Snow depths of greater than 1 cm are seen on about 35 days each year in Penticton compared with about 65 days in Toronto, 88 in Calgary, and 120 in Ottawa.

Penticton, British Columbia

Month
of
year

Av. Daily
Max. Temp.
(°C)

Av. Daily
Min.
Temp. (°C)

Av. hours
Sun
(per day)

Av. Days
with
Rain

Av. Days
with
Snowfall

Av. Depth
Snow on
Ground (cm)

Av. Wind
Speed
(km per hr)

Jan.1-41.359514
Feb.4-32.865213
Mar.10-14.682011
Apr.1626.590010
May2177.611009
Jun.24108.210009
Jul.28139.58009
Aug.28138.97009
Sep.2287.17009
Oct.1434.680011
Nov.601.893015
Dec.1-41.259316

Comments

  1. Les Robertson says:

    A mild climate sunny.. in summer. The winters are terribly cloudy overcast which is depressing. In winter Calgary is colder more extreme but gets warmer sunny days in winter… the chinooks but colder spells as well.Prefer Calgary in winter….. but come spring Penticton is much better early spring dry and sunny too. The leaves come out almost a month earlier a real sign of spring.

  2. Kerry verchere says:

    Les does the weather vary much between twin lakes and penticton? Is the weather the same in naramata as penticton with the gray winter days? Thank you

  3. All BC communities which lie in a valley – and that is most communities – have cloudy winter skies November to March. The sun occasionally pokes through but not often. This weather usually begins to improve around the middle of February. Cranbrook, the sunniest city in BC, tends to have more sun in the winter than the Okanagan but it is colder and drier.

  4. Slavica Sikora says:

    Funny I never noticed that winters are depressing and I have lived here for 45 years. Keep busy and don’t pay attention to weather that much. Happy people don’t notice gray skies !

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