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Best time to visit Halifax, NS, Canada

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The best time to visit Halifax is November

Based on a number of criteria such as the weather conditions, cost of flights and hotels, peak travel seasons and much more, November is the best time to go to Halifax.

The warmest month of the year in Halifax is August, where the average temperature gets to around 22℃ (71℉), but temperatures can reach as high as 24℃ (75℉) on the hottest days in summer. The weather in the winter, especially around February, can reach a minimum of -11℃ (12℉).

If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Halifax, or you’re just afraid of the dark, the days in August are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset. The wet season in Halifax falls around December, so if you prefer the dryer weather, you should look to visit in July instead.

Learn everything you need to know to help you decide when to go to Halifax below, and don’t forget to use the awesome travel tools we know and love to help you find the best deals and make booking your vacation a breeze!

Warmest month

August

Least rainfall

July

Most daylight

August

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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:

Season Months
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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Halifax in January

  • Average temperature: -3℃ (27℉)
  • Average high temperature: 0℃ (32℉)
  • Average low temperature: -5℃ (22℉)
  • Average humidity: 83%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 83mm (3") over 10 days
  • Average snow days: 13 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
10 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℃ (27℉)
  • Average high temperature: -0℃ (32℉)
  • Average low temperature: -6℃ (22℉)
  • Average humidity: 84%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 77mm (3") over 9 days
  • Average snow days: 10 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
9 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: -0℃ (32℉)
  • Average high temperature: 2℃ (36℉)
  • Average low temperature: -3℃ (27℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 75mm (3") over 12 days
  • Average snow days: 8 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
12 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: 4℃ (40℉)
  • Average high temperature: 7℃ (44℉)
  • Average low temperature: 2℃ (35℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 86mm (3") over 15 days
  • Average snow days: 4 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
15 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: 9℃ (48℉)
  • Average high temperature: 12℃ (53℉)
  • Average low temperature: 6℃ (43℉)
  • Average humidity: 82%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 55mm (2") over 15 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
15 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℃ (56℉)
  • Average high temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average low temperature: 11℃ (51℉)
  • Average humidity: 83%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 69mm (3") over 13 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
13 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: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average high temperature: 21℃ (69℉)
  • Average low temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average humidity: 83%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 34mm (1") over 13 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Halifax in July, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Halifax in August

  • Average temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average high temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average low temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average humidity: 82%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 52mm (2") over 11 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Halifax in August, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Halifax in September

  • Average temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average high temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average low temperature: 13℃ (56℉)
  • Average humidity: 80%
  • Average sunny days: 18 days
  • Average rainfall: 47mm (2") over 10 days
18 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Halifax in September, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie.

Halifax in October

  • Average temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average high temperature: 14℃ (56℉)
  • Average low temperature: 9℃ (48℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 87mm (3") over 13 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
13 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℃ (47℉)
  • Average low temperature: 4℃ (39℉)
  • Average humidity: 80%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 90mm (4") over 12 days
  • Average snow days: 2 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
12 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: 1℃ (34℉)
  • Average high temperature: 4℃ (38℉)
  • Average low temperature: -1℃ (30℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 98mm (4") over 14 days
  • Average snow days: 7 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
14 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 August, where temperatures tend to rise to around 22℃ (71℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Halifax is generally around July. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in July first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Halifax is generally around December, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of December 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 August are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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