Nova Scotia Weather

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What is the weather like in Nova Scotia?

Nova Scotia weather can be summed up into one word – moderate. It rarely gets extremely hot or extremely cold. The daily temperature does fluctuate both by time of day and by your proximity to the ocean. If you spend the morning in Halifax, the afternoon in Wolfville and end up in Yarmouth for the evening – the weather and temperature can be quite different. Having a fleece or knit sweater on hand for easy layering will keep you comfortable wherever you are. 

What Temperatures can I expect in Nova Scotia?

Spring in Nova Scotia

  • Mid March to late April: 0 to 10 degrees Celsius (32 to 50 degrees Fahrenheit). 
  • Late April to mid June: 10 to 20 degrees Celsius (50 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit). 

Summer in Nova Scotia

  • Mid June to mid September: 20 to 25 degrees Celsius (70 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit). 

Fall in Nova Scotia

  • Mid September to mid November: 10 – 20 degrees Celsius range (50 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit)
  • Mid November to mid December:  0 to 10 degrees Celsius range (30 to 50 degrees Fahrenheit)

Winter in Nova Scotia

  • Mid December to mid March: 0 to -15 degrees Celsius (0 to 32 degrees Fahrenheit)

Weather forecasts

Weather forecasts and reports in Nova Scotia are given in Celsius measurements. For approximate temperature conversion, use this easy calculation: 

  • Fahrenheit to Celsius: subtract 30 and divide by 2. 
  • Celsius to Fahrenheit: multiply by 2 and add 30.

Current weather forecasts are available online on the Environment Canada Weather Centre website or by phoning 426-9090 (English) or 426-9095 (French).

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