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Burnaby Weather

Burnaby Current Weather

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Burnaby Weather Overview

With Vancouver to the west, Coquitlam to the east, Burrard Inlet to the north and the Fraser River to the south, Burnaby occupies a large part of the central portion of Metro Vancouver. It also contains Burnaby Mountain, one of the most elevated populated areas of the metro. With such diverse topography it’s no wonder that Burnaby seeing a variety of weather conditions, especially in the winter.
Being closer to the mountains than areas south of the Fraser river, Burnaby tends to receive less sunshine than Delta or Surrey. Sunshine levels are similar to that of Vancouver, and tend to be slightly higher in the southwestern portions and lower in the north and east. Elevated areas, such as Burnaby Mountain and Capital Hill, which are both located in the northern part of Burnaby, receive less sunshine than other parts of the city.
Burnaby receives plentiful rainfall throughout the year, with the highest amounts in the elevated northern parts of the city, such as Capital Hill and Burnaby Mountain. Areas in the southwest, near Marine drive and the Vancouver border receive the least rainfall. Overall, Burnaby receives more rainfall than Vancouver, as it’s located further east, as well as more rainfall than Metro Vancouver’s southern suburbs, such as Delta and Surrey.
Snowfall is one of the most interesting parts of Burnaby’s weather, as it varies significantly depending on location. Simon Fraser University, located on Burnaby Mountain, often receives snowfall while areas at the bottom of the hill see just rain. Annual snowfall amounts in Capital Hill and the top of Burnaby Mountain are 2 and 3 times higher respectively than parts of the city located at sea level. The Metrotown, Royal Oak and Edmonds areas are also at a somewhat higher elevation than most of the city of Vancouver, and thus receive more snowfall. Overall, Burnaby receives more snowfall than Vancouver.
Summer Temperatures
Summer temperatures in Burnaby are on par with much of Metro Vancouver. Areas along Burrard Inlet see slightly cooler summer maximums than areas located away from the water. Overall, Burnaby sees slightly higher maximum temperatures in the summer than Vancouver. However, higher elevation communities see slightly lower temperatures then the rest of the city
Winter Temperatures
Burnaby’s winter weather is influenced by it’s proximity to Burrard Inlet as well as its elevation. Overall, temperatures are comparable to Vancouver, but higher communities see slightly lower winter temperatures, especially during the daytime. It’s not uncommon for there to be a 2°C or 3°C temperature difference between SFU and communities at sea level.

Burnaby Average Temperatures

Max: 5°C (SFU on Burnaby Mountain), otherwise 6°C to 7°C

Min: 1°C to 2°C

Max: 21°C (SFU on Burnaby Mountain), otherwise 22°C to 24°C

Min: 13°C

Burnaby Weather Links

Burnaby Current Weather Conditions (Current weather conditions across Burnaby from The Weather Underground, compiled from amateur weather stations. Select which data you’d like to display on the right, and click on a particular station for more information.)
Simon Fraser University Current Weather (Weather and webcams at the top of Burnaby Mountain)
Environment Canada Forecast for Central Metro Vancouver (This is the forecast for Vancouver, Burnaby and New Westminster from Environment Canada)
Metro Vancouver Weather Alerts (Weather warnings for Metro Vancouver from Environment Canada.)
Southern BC Weather Forums (A weather forum for southern BC, primarily Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley.)