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The climate of Halifax (Canada)
Halifax is the capital of Nova Scotia and the commercial center for this region. The population is 300,000. Many festivals are held here during the year such as The Atlantic Film Festival, The Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo, The Halifax Busker Festival, Greekfest, The Atlantic Jazz Festival, The Multicultural Festival, periodic Tall Ship events and Shakespeare by the Sea. These annual festivals attract many visitors and give the city a vibrant and exuberant character. Halifax has a slightly milder climate than in the interior. Temperatures are being moderated by the influence of the Atlantic Ocean. However, during the winter temperatures may drop to very low figures. There is a reasonable amount of precipitation all year round. During the summer in the form of rain; during the winter hail and snowstorms are not uncommon. Tropical storms may hit the city from August till October. However, these storms will have lost most of their strength after making landfall.

 

Climate information
The figures below are based on long term weather and climate records. They are an average for Halifax:

average
 maximum
temperature (įC)

average
minimum

temperature (įC)
average
hours of sunshine

per
day
average days with precipitation
per month
average
mm
precipitation
per month
average
sea
temperature (įC)
January 0 -9 3 13 2
February 0 -9 4 11 0
March 3 -5 5 13 0
April 8 0 5 12 1
May 13 4 6 13 4
June 18 9 7 12 9
July 22 13 7 11 14
August 22 14 7 10 16
September 19 10 6 10 15
October 13 5 5 12 12
November 8 1 4 14 8
December 2 -6 3 15 4
= 0-5 mm ● = 6-30 mm ● = 31-60 mm ● = 61-100 mm ● = 101-200 mm ● = over 200 mm
= 0-0.2 inches ● = 0.2-1.2 inches ● = 1.2-2.4 inches ● = 2.5-4 inches ● = 4.1-8 inches ● = over 8 inches

More climate information
Climate figures are very useful but donít present a general impression of the climate and the eventual weather circumstances within a certain period. The figures donít always reflect the chance of wintry weather, extreme heat or hurricanes. That is why we offer useful extra climate information for each month of the year:
 

chance of
(very) hot

weather

chance of
(very) cool
weather
chance of
long-term

precipitation
chance of
hurricanes
(cyclones)
chance of
sunny days

UV-index

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
click here for the explanation of the symbols

Disclaimer
The information at this site was carefully composed from climate data collected by meteorological services, meteorological offices, climate experts and other sources. ďMore climate infoĒ is based on statistics, climate data and personal experience. No rights can be derived from this site. Weather has no memory and gives no guaranties. Nothing is as changeable and unpredictable as the weather. The authors of this site feel in no way responsible for any damages caused by misinterpretation or other circumstances that may influence your holiday or trip to a certain destination. We provide information, itís up to the reader to use it to itís benefit.

 

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