Average Annual Precipitation for Nova Scotia

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The tables below give yearly averages for rainfall plus snowfall at cities, towns and parks in Nova Scotia. Each place has a total for how many days of wet weather it usually gets a year and for the normal amount of precipitation.

The calculation of days only includes the days when precipitation totalled at least 0.2 millimetres (0.008 inches). The annual amount of precipitation is an average of weather data collected during 1981 to 2010.

You can jump to a separate table for each region of Nova Scotia: Cape Breton Island, Northern and Eastern Shores, South Shore and the Annapolis Valley.

Cape Breton Island

Average yearly precipitation
Days Place Inches Millimetres
187 Baddeck 60.4 1535
203 Cheticamp 54.1 1375
207 Ingonish Beach 69.0 1753
184 Louisbourg 64.8 1646
189 Port Hawkesbury 54.5 1384
191 Sydney 59.7 1517

Northern & Eastern Shores

Annual averages for rainfall plus snowfall
Days Place Inches Millimetres
159 Pictou 48.5 1232
155 Pugwash 40.9 1038
192 Sable Island 59.5 1512
128 Stillwater - Sherbrooke 60.0 1525

South Shore

Average amount of rain and snow a year
Days Place Inches Millimetres
166 Bridgewater 60.5 1536
162 Halifax 57.8 1468
147 Liverpool - Milton 64.7 1643
166 Yarmouth 50.9 1293

Annapolis Valley

Average annual precipitation
Days Place Inches Millimetres
161 Amherst - Nappan 45.5 1155
133 Annapolis Royal 45.5 1155
152 Kejimkujik National Park 53.1 1348
167 Kentville 46.5 1181
181 Parrsboro 50.0 1270
175 Truro 46.6 1183
Reference

Environment Canada. Meteorological Service of Canada. Canadian Climate Normals. 1981-2010 Climate Normals & Averages.

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