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Best time to visit Halifax, England

Our verdict

The best time to visit Halifax is September

Based on all the essential things any traveller needs to know about visiting Halifax such as the cost of travel, weather, peak travel seasons and many more, September is the best time of year to go.

In the summer months, temperatures can reach as high as 22℃ (71℉) in Halifax. In the winter, temperatures can get down to -1℃ (30℉) around January.

The days are longest in Halifax in July, so if you want to see the sights during the day when the sun is up for the longest time, it’s best to visit around that time of year. The wet season in Halifax usually falls during the months surrounding July each year. It’s not uncommon to get some decent rainfall or light showers during this time, but on some days the weather tends to be fine for a majority of the day, with only a few drops of rain falling from a passing shower.

Learn more about when to travel to Halifax, the monthly weather breakdown, FAQs and much more below. Once you’ve decided when you want to go, use our handy tools to find the best prices to suit your budget on flights, transport/transfers, places to stay, and loads more!

Warmest month

July

Least rainfall

April

Most daylight

July

Halifax seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Halifax as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Halifax is in the Northern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

SeasonMonths
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Average temperatures in Halifax

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Halifax for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Halifax climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Halifax for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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JUN
JUL
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SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC

Halifax in January

  • Average temperature: 3℃ (37℉)
  • Average high temperature: 5℃ (41℉)
  • Average low temperature: 1℃ (34℉)
  • Average humidity: 90%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 37mm (1") over 14 days
  • Average snow days: 5 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Halifax in January, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Halifax in February

  • Average temperature: 3℃ (38℉)
  • Average high temperature: 6℃ (42℉)
  • Average low temperature: 1℃ (34℉)
  • Average humidity: 87%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 47mm (2") over 14 days
  • Average snow days: 5 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Halifax in February, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Halifax in March

  • Average temperature: 5℃ (41℉)
  • Average high temperature: 8℃ (47℉)
  • Average low temperature: 2℃ (35℉)
  • Average humidity: 84%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 43mm (2") over 15 days
  • Average snow days: 3 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Halifax in March, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Halifax in April

  • Average temperature: 8℃ (46℉)
  • Average high temperature: 12℃ (53℉)
  • Average low temperature: 4℃ (39℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 25mm (1") over 16 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Halifax in April, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Halifax in May

  • Average temperature: 10℃ (51℉)
  • Average high temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average low temperature: 6℃ (43℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 39mm (2") over 19 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
19 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Halifax in May, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Halifax in June

  • Average temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average high temperature: 17℃ (62℉)
  • Average low temperature: 8℃ (47℉)
  • Average humidity: 84%
  • Average sunny days: 7 days
  • Average rainfall: 53mm (2") over 20 days
7 days
of pure sunshine
20 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Halifax in June, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Halifax in July

  • Average temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average high temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average low temperature: 11℃ (51℉)
  • Average humidity: 83%
  • Average sunny days: 6 days
  • Average rainfall: 54mm (2") over 22 days
6 days
of pure sunshine
22 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Halifax in July, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Halifax in August

  • Average temperature: 14℃ (58℉)
  • Average high temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average low temperature: 11℃ (51℉)
  • Average humidity: 84%
  • Average sunny days: 6 days
  • Average rainfall: 52mm (2") over 20 days
6 days
of pure sunshine
20 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Halifax in August, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Halifax in September

  • Average temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average high temperature: 16℃ (60℉)
  • Average low temperature: 9℃ (48℉)
  • Average humidity: 86%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 37mm (1") over 15 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Halifax in September, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.

Halifax in October

  • Average temperature: 10℃ (49℉)
  • Average high temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average low temperature: 7℃ (44℉)
  • Average humidity: 88%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 50mm (2") over 16 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Halifax in October, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Halifax in November

  • Average temperature: 6℃ (43℉)
  • Average high temperature: 8℃ (46℉)
  • Average low temperature: 4℃ (39℉)
  • Average humidity: 90%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 54mm (2") over 17 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
17 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Halifax in November, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Halifax in December

  • Average temperature: 4℃ (39℉)
  • Average high temperature: 6℃ (42℉)
  • Average low temperature: 2℃ (35℉)
  • Average humidity: 91%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 43mm (2") over 16 days
  • Average snow days: 3 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Halifax in December, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Halifax is usually July, where temperatures tend to rise to around 19℃ (66℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Halifax is generally around April. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in April first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Halifax is generally around July, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of July too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Halifax, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in July are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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