Halifax Weather, When to Go and Climate Information

(Halifax, Nova Scotia - NS, Canada)

Located in Nova Scotia, on the southeastern coast of Canada, the weather and climate in Halifax is strongly influenced by its peninsula-like setting and proximity to the Atlantic Ocean. With distinct seasonal weather, summers in Halifax are particularly pleasant, with hot days and unusually mild nights for a Canadian city.

Although at times the weather in and around Halifax can be unpredictable, the climate is generally milder than cities in the center of Canada, and the winters less extreme.


Always a popular time to visit Halifax, spring signals the end of the frosty winter weather and from March onwards, daytime temperatures stay well above freezing. In April, sunny spring weather in Halifax results in daytime temperatures reaching up to 10°C / 50°F on occasion, although the nights are still fairly chilly at this time of the year. Mid-spring in Halifax often features foggy weather, which becomes particularly common during the evenings and nights.


The summer weather and climate in Halifax is mild and always hottest between July and August, when daytime temperatures regularly average in excess of 25°C / 77°F. Mild nights at this time of the year allow outdoor evening festivities and al fresco dining at many restaurants in central Halifax. June and July are amongst the driest months in Halifax, with only occasional rainy weather and showers.

Autumn / Fall

By the end of September in Halifax, fall is well on its way and autumnal colors begin to appear. October's weather and climate remains fairly mild, with daytime temperatures averaging 12°C / 54°F, although by the end of the month, a chill fills the air and frosty nights announce the arrival of winter. During the fall in Halifax, the wind direction usually changes from south to north, bringing a more changeable climate, including rainy weather, which is soon followed by snow flurries.


With sharps frosts each night from December through March, although winters in Halifax are milder than many other cities in Canada, they are still cold. During January and February, most days remain below freezing and snowy weather is heaviest during January. Crisp winter days are often fine, with clear skies and strong sunshine on occasion.

Halifax Weather and Climate Chart (Averages)



-2°C / 28°F
-10°C / 14°F


-2°C / 28°F
-9°C / 16°F


2°C / 36°F
-5°C / 23°F


8°C / 46°F
0°C / 32°F


14°C / 57°F
5°C / 41°F


19°C / 66°F
10°C / 50°F


23°C / 73°F
14°C / 57°F


24°C / 75°F
15°C / 59°F


18°C / 64°F
10°C / 50°F


12°C / 54°F
4°C / 39°F


7°C / 45°F
0°C / 32°F


1°C / 34°F
-7°C / 19°F