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Vancouver, City & Metropolitan Area
Vancouver is one of Canada's warmest cities in the winter. The climate is temperate by Canadian standards and classified as marine west coast. Although bordering on a Mediterranean climate in summer, Vancouver has the coolest summer average high of all major Canadian metropolitan areas. The summer is typically dry, with an average of only one in five days during July and August receiving precipitation. In contrast, fall brings precipitation nearly half of the days in October thru December. This more than makes up for the remainder of the year, making Vancouver one of the wettest Canadian cities. However, influenced by the proximity to both ocean and mountains, precipitation varies throughout the metropolitan area. While the nearby mountains can see winter long snow, the city averages brief snow exposure only eleven days per year.