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The climate of Nova Scotia (Canada)
Nova Scotia is the second smallest province in Canada and is located in the eastern part of the country. Nova Scotia is actually a peninsula almost completely surrounded by the ocean. Nova Scotia means New Scotland. The area is known for its beautiful scenery and is an ideal destination for walkers and nature lovers. You can go camping, canoeing, hiking and enjoy nature here. Although Nova Scotia is almost completely surrounded by water the type of climate is closer to a continental climate than a sea climate. However, the extreme temperatures you can expect from a continental climate are moderated by the ocean. During the winter the northern part is much colder because of pack ice in Bay Saint Lawrence. Because the bay has shallow waters it warms up quickly during the summer. Nova Scotia is also very foggy with about 190 foggy days per day. Because the area is situated in the ocean the area gets a lot of tropical storms and hurricanes. However, they will have lost most of their strength when they reach Nova Scotia.

 

Climate information
The figures below are based on long term weather and climate records. They are an average for Nova Scotia:
Please, note that local deviations may occur.

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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