Best Time To Visit Halifax

Best 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-Dec-2017
oF | oC
Today 15 Dec

-1oC

-3oC

Mostly cloudy starting in the afternoon.

Wind:4.95 m/s

Humidity:63%

Precipitation:0%

  • Sat 16 Dec
    -2oC | -6oC

    Light snow (1–3 cm.) in the morning.

  • Sun 17 Dec
    -4oC | -9oC

    Clear throughout the day.

  • Mon 18 Dec
    -3oC | -4oC

    Partly cloudy throughout the day.

  • Tue 19 Dec
    6oC | 4oC

    Overcast throughout the day.

  • Wed 20 Dec
    5oC | -3oC

    Mostly cloudy in the morning.

  • Thu 21 Dec
    -2oC | -4oC

    Mostly cloudy until afternoon.

Month wise Weather in Halifax

Average Temperature in Halifax by month

  • 20o
  • 15o
  • 10o
  • 5o 0o
Jan

Average temperature: 1oC

Minimum temperature: -5oC

Maximum temperature: 5oC

Feb

Average temperature: -3oC

Minimum temperature: -8oC

Maximum temperature: 0oC

Mar

Average temperature: 3oC

Minimum temperature: -6oC

Maximum temperature: 8oC

Apr

Average temperature: 0oC

Minimum temperature: -3oC

Maximum temperature: 3oC

May

Average temperature: 7oC

Minimum temperature: 2oC

Maximum temperature: 12oC

Jun

Average temperature: 12oC

Minimum temperature: 7oC

Maximum temperature: 19oC

Jul

Average temperature: 14oC

Minimum temperature: 13oC

Maximum temperature: 17oC

Aug

Average temperature: 20oC

Minimum temperature: 14oC

Maximum temperature: 26oC

Sep

Average temperature: 14oC

Minimum temperature: 8oC

Maximum temperature: 24oC

Oct

Average temperature: 10oC

Minimum temperature: 4oC

Maximum temperature: 15oC

Nov

Average temperature: 11oC

Minimum temperature: 5oC

Maximum temperature: 15oC

Dec

Average temperature: 4oC

Minimum temperature: 0oC

Maximum temperature: 8oC

Highest temperature in Halifax is recorded as 26oC in August.

Lowest temperature in Halifax is recorded as -8oC in February.

Average Rain in Halifax by Month (in mm)

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  • 360
  • 240
  • 120 0
Jan

Average Rain: 1.02 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 1.52 mm

Feb

Average Rain: 34.56 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 86.69 mm

Mar

Average Rain: 19.1 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 29.44 mm

Apr

Average Rain: 23.73 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 71.2 mm

May

Average Rain: 161.04 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 309.68 mm

Jun

Average Rain: 27.35 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 77.42 mm

Jul

Average Rain: 478.96 mm

Minimum Rain: 161.06 mm

Maximum Rain: 918.18 mm

Aug

Average Rain: 0 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 0 mm

Sep

Average Rain: 56.27 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 168.8 mm

Oct

Average Rain: 0 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 0 mm

Nov

Average Rain: 0 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 0 mm

Dec

Average Rain: 416.01 mm

Minimum Rain: 3.11 mm

Maximum Rain: 625.57 mm

Maximum rain recorded in Halifax is 918.18 mm in July.

Months with no rains or lowest rains in Halifax are August, October and November.

Average Humidity in Halifax by Month (in %)

  • 100
  • 75
  • 50
  • 25 0
Jan

Average Humidity: 79%

Minimum Humidity: 68%

Maximum Humidity: 87%

Feb

Average Humidity: 78%

Minimum Humidity: 68%

Maximum Humidity: 84%

Mar

Average Humidity: 86%

Minimum Humidity: 72%

Maximum Humidity: 97%

Apr

Average Humidity: 79%

Minimum Humidity: 73%

Maximum Humidity: 87%

May

Average Humidity: 74%

Minimum Humidity: 49%

Maximum Humidity: 97%

Jun

Average Humidity: 84%

Minimum Humidity: 78%

Maximum Humidity: 89%

Jul

Average Humidity: 94%

Minimum Humidity: 90%

Maximum Humidity: 97%

Aug

Average Humidity: 68%

Minimum Humidity: 59%

Maximum Humidity: 79%

Sep

Average Humidity: 69%

Minimum Humidity: 66%

Maximum Humidity: 71%

Oct

Average Humidity: 72%

Minimum Humidity: 69%

Maximum Humidity: 76%

Nov

Average Humidity: 71%

Minimum Humidity: 66%

Maximum Humidity: 79%

Dec

Average Humidity: 87%

Minimum Humidity: 78%

Maximum Humidity: 93%

Most humid month in Halifax is July.

Least humid month in Halifax is August.

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