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Best time to visit Kelowna, BC, Canada

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The best time to visit Kelowna is May-July

If you’re looking to travel to Kelowna for your next trip but aren’t sure when to go and when to avoid, this article is all you’ll need. The best time to visit Kelowna is May-July due to the excellent all-round weather conditions, and it’s also not during the height of peak travel periods, so it’s not likely to be as busy.

In summer, the average maximum temperature is around 25℃ (76℉), but temperatures can sometimes reach as high as 28℃ (83℉) on the hottest days of the year. In the winter months, it can get down to as low as -16℃ (3℉) at night.

If you’re keen to see the sights of Kelowna during the day, the sun stays up the longest around August. The wet season in Kelowna usually falls during the months surrounding May each year. It’s not uncommon to get some decent rainfall or light showers during this time, but on some days the weather tends to be fine for a majority of the day, with only a few drops of rain falling from a passing shower.

Continue reading to find out more about when to visit Kelowna, including the climate, seasonal info, what to pack, FAQs, and the best tools to help you plan and book your next vacation.

Warmest month

July

Least rainfall

August

Most daylight

August

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Kelowna seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Kelowna as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Kelowna is in the Northern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

SeasonMonths
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Average temperatures in Kelowna

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Kelowna for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Kelowna climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Kelowna for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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NOV
DEC

Kelowna in January

  • Average temperature: -6℃ (22℉)
  • Average high temperature: -2℃ (29℉)
  • Average low temperature: -10℃ (15℉)
  • Average humidity: 93%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 22mm (1") over 11 days
  • Average snow days: 11 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Kelowna in January, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Kelowna in February

  • Average temperature: -5℃ (23℉)
  • Average high temperature: -1℃ (30℉)
  • Average low temperature: -10℃ (15℉)
  • Average humidity: 91%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 23mm (1") over 11 days
  • Average snow days: 12 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Kelowna in February, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Kelowna in March

  • Average temperature: -1℃ (30℉)
  • Average high temperature: 3℃ (37℉)
  • Average low temperature: -6℃ (22℉)
  • Average humidity: 88%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 29mm (1") over 17 days
  • Average snow days: 8 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
17 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Kelowna in March, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Kelowna in April

  • Average temperature: 4℃ (38℉)
  • Average high temperature: 8℃ (47℉)
  • Average low temperature: -2℃ (29℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 31mm (1") over 19 days
  • Average snow days: 2 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
19 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Kelowna in April, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Kelowna in May

  • Average temperature: 10℃ (50℉)
  • Average high temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average low temperature: 3℃ (37℉)
  • Average humidity: 66%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 45mm (2") over 18 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
18 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Kelowna in May, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Kelowna in June

  • Average temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average high temperature: 19℃ (67℉)
  • Average low temperature: 5℃ (41℉)
  • Average humidity: 64%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 35mm (1") over 17 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
17 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Kelowna in June, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Kelowna in July

  • Average temperature: 17℃ (62℉)
  • Average high temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average low temperature: 8℃ (47℉)
  • Average humidity: 56%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 21mm (1") over 10 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Kelowna in July, make sure you pack a coat or jumper for the evenings, and t-shirts and light gear for the daytime.


Kelowna in August

  • Average temperature: 17℃ (62℉)
  • Average high temperature: 25℃ (76℉)
  • Average low temperature: 9℃ (48℉)
  • Average humidity: 56%
  • Average sunny days: 18 days
  • Average rainfall: 13mm (1") over 8 days
18 days
of pure sunshine
8 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Kelowna in August, make sure you pack a coat or jumper for the evenings, and t-shirts and light gear for the daytime.


Kelowna in September

  • Average temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average high temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average low temperature: 5℃ (41℉)
  • Average humidity: 64%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 23mm (1") over 12 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Kelowna in September, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.

Kelowna in October

  • Average temperature: 5℃ (40℉)
  • Average high temperature: 10℃ (50℉)
  • Average low temperature: 0℃ (32℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 22mm (1") over 12 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Kelowna in October, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Kelowna in November

  • Average temperature: -2℃ (29℉)
  • Average high temperature: 2℃ (36℉)
  • Average low temperature: -5℃ (23℉)
  • Average humidity: 85%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 29mm (1") over 14 days
  • Average snow days: 7 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Kelowna in November, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Kelowna in December

  • Average temperature: -6℃ (21℉)
  • Average high temperature: -3℃ (27℉)
  • Average low temperature: -10℃ (14℉)
  • Average humidity: 90%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 21mm (1") over 10 days
  • Average snow days: 13 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Kelowna in December, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Kelowna is usually July, where temperatures tend to rise to around 25℃ (76℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Kelowna is generally around August. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in August first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Kelowna is generally around May, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of May too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Kelowna, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in August are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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