Today, the UV index suggests low sun danger (0-2) in Victoria, reaching up to 0.7. Remember sunglasses and SPF 30+ on sunny days, and be cautious around reflective surfaces like sand, water, and snow for increased UV exposure.
Read more here about the climate and sun exposure in and around Victoria.
In Victoria, Canada, the UV index can reach high levels during the summer months. The index indicates the strength of the sun's ultraviolet (UV) radiation and the risk it poses to our skin. In Victoria, the UV index can sometimes exceed 8 (very high), which means it's essential to protect ourselves by wearing sunscreen, hats, and sunglasses, especially between 11 am and 3 pm.
Victoria experiences four distinct seasons. In spring (March to May), temperatures range from 5 °C to 15 °C (41 °F to 59 °F), with occasional rain showers. Summers (June to August) are mild and pleasant, with temperatures averaging around 20 °C to 25 °C (68 °F to 77 °F). Autumn (September to November) brings cooler temperatures of 10 °C to 15 °C (50 °F to 59 °F) and beautiful fall foliage. Winters (December to February) are relatively mild, with temperatures ranging from 3 °C to 8 °C (37 °F to 46 °F) and occasional rain or snow.
Compared to other regions in Canada, Victoria enjoys more moderate weather conditions. Its location on Vancouver Island shields it from extreme cold temperatures experienced in other parts of the country. Additionally, Victoria benefits from a higher average annual sunshine duration compared to many other cities in Canada. However, it still receives a good amount of rainfall, which contributes to the lush greenery and beautiful gardens that the city is known for.
The chart above displays the Shortwave Radiation Sum (MJ/m²) for each day of the last year in Victoria. It's designed to provide you with a better understanding of the yearly weather and sun exposure.