It rains throughout the year in Victoria. The month with the most rainfall in Victoria is November, with an average rainfall of 6.4 inches. The month with the least rainfall in Victoria is July, with an average rainfall of 0.6 inches. Victoria has an average of 2,193 hours of sunshine per year and an eight-month frost-free season.
The average annual rainfall is 58.3 cm (23 inches compared to more than 50 inches in New York). The average monthly rainfall in winter is 8.5 cm (3.35 inches) and in summer it is 1.83 cm (0.72 inches). Victoria's weather can change quickly, especially in spring, fall and winter, so be prepared. Summer temperatures are usually warm enough to wear shorts and short sleeves, but be sure to wear sweaters and long pants for cool nights or days with cool breezes from the coast.
Victoria is surrounded by the ocean, but the water is cold, averaging 11 to 12 °C (52 to 54 °F) all year round, but the local lakes are warm, so pack your swimsuit and beach shoes. However, make sure to bring a windproof jacket and a raincoat for the coldest and wettest days. One of the most striking features of Victoria's climate are the different dry and rainy seasons. Nearly two-thirds of the annual rainfall falls during the four wettest months, from November to February.
Rainfall in December, the wettest month (109 mm), is almost eight times higher than in July, the driest month (14 mm).