Best Time To Visit Halifax - Time To Go To Halifax

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.

Climate in Halifax

Know weather for your travel dates:

15-Oct-2018
Today 15 Oct

61

41

Heavy rain and breezy in the morning.

Wind:6.44 m/s

Humidity:73%

Precipitation:1.36%

  • Tue 16 Oct
    56 | 40

    Mostly cloudy throughout the day.

  • Wed 17 Oct
    43 | 33

    Partly cloudy throughout the day and breezy starting in the afternoon.

  • Thu 18 Oct
    46 | 43

    Mostly cloudy starting in the evening.

  • Fri 19 Oct
    57 | 49

    Rain starting in the afternoon.

  • Sat 20 Oct
    52 | 36

    Mostly cloudy in the morning.

  • Sun 21 Oct
    44 | 34

    Partly cloudy until afternoon.

Month wise Weather in Halifax

Average Temperature in Halifax by month

  • 80℉
  • 60℉
  • 40℉
  • 20℉ 0℉
Jan

Average temperature: 30℉

Minimum temperature: 5℉

Maximum temperature: 46℉

Feb

Average temperature: 28℉

Minimum temperature: 5℉

Maximum temperature: 46℉

Mar

Average temperature: 29℉

Minimum temperature: 1℉

Maximum temperature: 46℉

Apr

Average temperature: 40℉

Minimum temperature: 23℉

Maximum temperature: 59℉

May

Average temperature: 49℉

Minimum temperature: 36℉

Maximum temperature: 79℉

Jun

Average temperature: 58℉

Minimum temperature: 43℉

Maximum temperature: 82℉

Jul

Average temperature: 63℉

Minimum temperature: 50℉

Maximum temperature: 81℉

Aug

Average temperature: 65℉

Minimum temperature: 50℉

Maximum temperature: 79℉

Sep

Average temperature: 62℉

Minimum temperature: 39℉

Maximum temperature: 79℉

Oct

Average temperature: 55℉

Minimum temperature: 37℉

Maximum temperature: 72℉

Nov

Average temperature: 41℉

Minimum temperature: 25℉

Maximum temperature: 63℉

Dec

Average temperature: 30℉

Minimum temperature: 5℉

Maximum temperature: 52℉

Highest temperature in Halifax is recorded as 82.4℉ in June.

Lowest temperature in Halifax is recorded as 1.4℉ in March.

Average Rain in Halifax by Month (in mm)

  • 240
  • 180
  • 120
  • 60 0
Jan

Average Rain: 160.08 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 1868.91 mm

Feb

Average Rain: 72.94 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 459.88 mm

Mar

Average Rain: 70.98 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 397.95 mm

Apr

Average Rain: 45.21 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 755.6 mm

May

Average Rain: 122.27 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 699.88 mm

Jun

Average Rain: 72.31 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 833.02 mm

Jul

Average Rain: 78.81 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 918.18 mm

Aug

Average Rain: 66.13 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 478.48 mm

Sep

Average Rain: 91.3 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 873.31 mm

Oct

Average Rain: 30.92 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 371.61 mm

Nov

Average Rain: 217.55 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 2584.28 mm

Dec

Average Rain: 141.01 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 1543.75 mm

Maximum rain recorded in Halifax is 2584.28 mm in November.

Months with no rains or lowest rains in Halifax is October.

Average Humidity in Halifax by Month (in %)

  • 100
  • 75
  • 50
  • 25 0
Jan

Average Humidity: 79%

Minimum Humidity: 54%

Maximum Humidity: 98%

Feb

Average Humidity: 79%

Minimum Humidity: 52%

Maximum Humidity: 96%

Mar

Average Humidity: 73%

Minimum Humidity: 41%

Maximum Humidity: 97%

Apr

Average Humidity: 75%

Minimum Humidity: 46%

Maximum Humidity: 97%

May

Average Humidity: 77%

Minimum Humidity: 39%

Maximum Humidity: 97%

Jun

Average Humidity: 78%

Minimum Humidity: 55%

Maximum Humidity: 97%

Jul

Average Humidity: 79%

Minimum Humidity: 50%

Maximum Humidity: 97%

Aug

Average Humidity: 78%

Minimum Humidity: 58%

Maximum Humidity: 95%

Sep

Average Humidity: 83%

Minimum Humidity: 66%

Maximum Humidity: 96%

Oct

Average Humidity: 77%

Minimum Humidity: 57%

Maximum Humidity: 92%

Nov

Average Humidity: 77%

Minimum Humidity: 59%

Maximum Humidity: 95%

Dec

Average Humidity: 80%

Minimum Humidity: 60%

Maximum Humidity: 95%

Most humid month in Halifax is September.

Least humid month in Halifax is March.

Best time to visit Halifax Attractions in October