Best time to visit Nova Scotia

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Below are the temperatures expected today at popular destinations in Nova Scotia. Select a destination to compare today's forecast with average weather conditions.

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When is the best time to visit Nova Scotia?

The best time to visit Nova Scotia (Halifax) is July and August based on the following average weather conditions.

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Max Day Temperature (°C)

  • 0°C maximum daytime temperature in January in Nova Scotia (Halifax)0
    Jan
  • 0°C maximum daytime temperature in February in Nova Scotia (Halifax)0
    Feb
  • 3°C maximum daytime temperature in March in Nova Scotia (Halifax)3
    Mar
  • 8°C maximum daytime temperature in April in Nova Scotia (Halifax)8
    Apr
  • 13°C maximum daytime temperature in May in Nova Scotia (Halifax)13
    May
  • 18°C maximum daytime temperature in June in Nova Scotia (Halifax)18
    Jun
  • 22°C maximum daytime temperature in July in Nova Scotia (Halifax)22
    Jul
  • 22°C maximum daytime temperature in August in Nova Scotia (Halifax)22
    Aug
  • 19°C maximum daytime temperature in September in Nova Scotia (Halifax)19
    Sep
  • 13°C maximum daytime temperature in October in Nova Scotia (Halifax)13
    Oct
  • 8°C maximum daytime temperature in November in Nova Scotia (Halifax)8
    Nov
  • 2°C maximum daytime temperature in December in Nova Scotia (Halifax)2
    Dec

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The weather guide for Nova Scotia (Halifax) shows long term weather averages processed from data supplied by CRU (University of East Anglia) & today's weather forecast provided by meteoblue. Find out more about our data sources.

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Which is the hottest month in Nova Scotia?

The hottest time of year in Halifax, Nova Scotia is normally July. Expect maximum daytime temperatures to reach 22°C.

Which month has the most rain in Nova Scotia?

In terms of rainfall, December is usually the wettest month in Halifax, Nova Scotia with 160mm on average. There are normally 15 days in December with some rain.

When is it sunniest in Nova Scotia?

The sunniest time of year in Halifax, Nova Scotia is normally August with bright sunshine on average for 49% of daylight hours; that's 7 hours of sunshine per day.

When is the sea warmest in Nova Scotia?

The sea is usually at its warmest in Halifax, Nova Scotia in August when the water temperature reaches 17°C.

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