When is the best time to go to Halifax

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The chart above shows the best time of year to visit Halifax, Canada. These are based on an analysis of weather averages such as temperature, rainfall and number of hours of sunshine. These ratings are based solely on the climate and do not take into account other factors such as accommodation prices and how busy it is likely to be.

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Halifax weather by month

Please note our recommendations for when to visit Halifax are based solely on the weather and do not take into accounts accommodation prices, how busy it will be and what events are on.

January

Halifax January weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
-0°C 137mm 3.8hrs 10.3hrs 2°C

January in Halifax is generally wet with the temperature being cold.

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Halifax for your holidays. The weather is often pretty bad and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

January is in the winter in Halifax and is typically the coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a freezing -0°C (31°F), whilst at night -9°C (16°F) is normal.

On average January is the driest month of the year in Halifax with around 137mm 5.4 inches of rain making it a wet time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 14 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 3.8 hours of sunshine per day.

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February

Halifax February weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
-0°C 118mm 4.7hrs 11.5hrs 0°C

February in Halifax is generally damp with the temperature being cold.

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Halifax for your holidays. The weather is often relatively bad and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

February is in the winter in Halifax and is typically the 2nd coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a freezing -0°C (32°F), whilst at night -9°C (16°F) is normal.

On average February is the 2nd driest month of the year in Halifax with around 118mm 4.6 inches of rain making it a damp time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 12 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 4.7 hours of sunshine per day.

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March

Halifax March weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
3°C 121mm 5hrs 12.8hrs 0°C

The weather in March in Halifax is characteristically cold and wet.

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Halifax for your holidays. The weather is often pretty bad and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

March is in the spring in Halifax and is typically the 3rd coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a freezing 3°C (38°F), whilst at night -5°C (23°F) is normal.

On average March is the 3rd driest month of the year in Halifax with around 121mm 4.8 inches of rain making it a wet time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 13 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 5 hours of sunshine per day.

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April

Halifax April weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
7°C 112mm 5.5hrs 14.5hrs 2°C

Halifax's weather in April is typically cool and damp in nature.

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Halifax for your holidays. The weather is often pretty bad and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

April is in the spring in Halifax and is typically the 4th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cold 8°C (46°F), whilst at night -0°C (32°F) is normal.

On average April is the 4th driest month of the year in Halifax with around 112mm 4.4 inches of rain making it a damp time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 13 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 5.5 hours of sunshine per day.

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May

Halifax May weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
12°C 116mm 6.7hrs 15.9hrs 5°C

May is a damp month in Halifax and the temperature is generally cool.

Although outside the main holiday season, there is still plenty of quite acceptable weather around this time of year. This makes it an okay time to visit Halifax.

May is in the spring in Halifax and is typically the 5th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cool 13°C (56°F), whilst at night 4°C (40°F) is normal.

On average May is the 5th driest month of the year in Halifax with around 116mm 4.6 inches of rain making it a damp time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 14 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 6.7 hours of sunshine per day.

Halifax weather in May »

June

Halifax June weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
17°C 104mm 7.3hrs 10.3hrs 9°C

June in Halifax is generally damp with the temperature being mild.

Although outside the main holiday season, there is still plenty of reasonably acceptable weather around this time of year. This makes it an okay time to visit Halifax.

June is in the summer in Halifax and is typically the 6th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around 18°C (65°F), whilst at night 9°C (49°F) is normal.

On average June is the 6th driest month of the year in Halifax with around 104mm 4.1 inches of rain making it a damp time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 12 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 7.3 hours of sunshine per day.

Halifax weather in June »

July

Halifax July weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
20°C 100mm 7.5hrs 11.5hrs 14°C

July in Halifax is generally a little damp with the temperature being mild.

It is perhaps the perfect month to visit Halifax, with some particularly good weather at this time of year.

July is in the summer in Halifax and is typically the 6th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around 22°C (71°F), whilst at night 13°C (55°F) is normal.

On average July is the 6th wettest month of the year in Halifax with around 100mm 3.9 inches of rain making it a a little damp time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 11 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 7.5 hours of sunshine per day.

Halifax weather in July »

August

Halifax August weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
20°C 107mm 7.5hrs 12.8hrs 17°C

The weather in August in Halifax is characteristically mild and damp.

It is perhaps a good month to visit Halifax, with some very good weather at this time of year.

August is in the summer in Halifax and is typically the 5th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around 22°C (72°F), whilst at night 14°C (56°F) is normal.

On average August is the 5th wettest month of the year in Halifax with around 107mm 4.2 inches of rain making it a damp time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 11 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 7.5 hours of sunshine per day.

Halifax weather in August »

September

Halifax September weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
17°C 98mm 6.4hrs 14.5hrs 16°C

Halifax's weather in September is typically mild and a little damp in nature.

It is perhaps a good month to visit Halifax, with some very good weather at this time of year.

September is in the fall / autumn in Halifax and is typically the 4th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around 19°C (66°F), whilst at night 10°C (50°F) is normal.

On average September is the 4th wettest month of the year in Halifax with around 98mm 3.9 inches of rain making it a a little damp time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 10 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 6.4 hours of sunshine per day.

Halifax weather in September »

October

Halifax October weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
12°C 133mm 5.2hrs 15.9hrs 13°C

October is a wet month in Halifax and the temperature is generally cool.

Although outside the main holiday season, there is still plenty of relatively acceptable weather around this time of year. This makes it an okay time to visit Halifax.

October is in the fall / autumn in Halifax and is typically the 3rd warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cool 13°C (56°F), whilst at night 5°C (42°F) is normal.

On average October is the 3rd wettest month of the year in Halifax with around 133mm 5.2 inches of rain making it a wet time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 12 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 5.2 hours of sunshine per day.

Halifax weather in October »

November

Halifax November weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
7°C 152mm 3.9hrs 10.3hrs 9°C

The weather in November in Halifax is characteristically cool and wet.

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Halifax for your holidays. The weather is often not a good and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

November is in the fall / autumn in Halifax and is typically the 2nd warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cold 8°C (46°F), whilst at night 1°C (33°F) is normal.

On average November is the 2nd wettest month of the year in Halifax with around 152mm 6 inches of rain making it a wet time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 14 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 3.9 hours of sunshine per day.

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December

Halifax December weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
2°C 160mm 3.3hrs 11.5hrs 5°C

December in Halifax is generally wet with the temperature being cold.

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Halifax for your holidays. The weather is often pretty bad and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

December is in the winter in Halifax and is typically the warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a freezing 2°C (36°F), whilst at night -6°C (22°F) is normal.

On average December is the wettest month of the year in Halifax with around 160mm 6.3 inches of rain making it a wet time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 15 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 3.3 hours of sunshine per day.

Halifax weather in December »

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Halifax weather statistics
Hottest month: August 21.7°C 71.1°F
Driest month: September 98mm 3.9ins
Sunniest month: August 7.5hrs
Coldest month: January -0.6°C 30.9°F
Wettest month: December 160mm 6.3ins
Warmest sea: August 16.7°C 62.1°F
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