The city lies in the Northern Temperate Zone.But Halifax weather is also influenced by its proximity to the North Atlantic. Summers here are pleasant albeit humid at times and Winters tend to bring icy winds, rain and snow. In Spring the temperatures rise, however this also makes the terrain slushy owing to the thaw whereas Autumn experiences mild temperatures and is ideal for exploring the region.
Summer (May-August): In summer the temperatures range from 6 degree Celsius to 23 degree Celsius with frequent sunshine. Some days are humid, however the weather is comparatively warm and comfortable. Summer sees a lot of tourist activity and is the peak season.
Autumn (September- October): Autumn temperatures in Halifax range from 6 degree Celsius to 19 degree Celsius as the days become cooler. It is also one of the best times to visit, as the weather remains pleasant, the fall foliage colours the landscape and the crowds begin to thin making it a low season.
Winter (November – February): The cold, icy winters see temperatures drop between 0 degree Celsius to -9 degree Celsius. There is significant snowfall and icy winds, however it is also ideal if one is interested in experiencing the ski slopes of Nova Scotia.
Spring (March – April): Althought the temperatures begin to rise in spring and range between1 degree Celsius to 8 degree Celsius, it is the most unpopular time to visit as the thawing of the snow results in slush making it an unpleasant time to explore the city.
The best time to visit Halifax is through summer and autumn between May and late October.
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