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
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.
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:
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