WEATHER AT NANAIMO AIRPORT
The weather in Nanaimo is officially recorded at the Nanaimo Airport. While it is close to the city, the airport is not situated right on the water as the City of Nanaimo is, which means there are some differences in what is reported at the airport and what is actually experienced in the city.
For the most part, Nanaimo's weather is simply delightful, with lovely warm summers, which are very enjoyable due to our oceanside location. Even during the hottest summer days, the evenings are usually most pleasant as the ocean air moderates the climate.
There are perhaps few places in all of Canada which can boast better weather conditions than Nanaimo.
To view the climate statistics for the past 30 years you can view the reports of weather at Nanaimo Airport by clicking WEATHER AT NANAIMO AIRPORT.
As for the winter weather in Nanaimo, by Canadian standards it hardly seems like winter at all. Few winters ever bring snow which lasts for more than a few days, and a 'cold snap' might even last for a week or two at the most. Nanaimo's idea of a cold snap is two or more days when it actually freezes.
However, during the few winter months, it does usually rain, which will bring the response from locals, 'well, at least you don't have to shovel it'!