Average Precipitation for Nova Scotia in January

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The tables below give monthly averages for rainfall plus snowfall during January at cities, towns and parks in Nova Scotia. Each place has a total for how many days of wet weather it usually gets this month 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 month's total 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 monthly precipitation in January
Days Place Inches Millimetres
20 Baddeck 6.1 155
22 Cheticamp 5.6 143
22 Ingonish Beach 7.3 186
15 Louisbourg 5.8 147
20 Port Hawkesbury 4.8 121
21 Sydney 6.0 153

Northern & Eastern Shores

January averages for total rainfall plus snowfall
Days Place Inches Millimetres
16 Pictou 4.3 110
12 Pugwash 3.5   88
20 Sable Island 5.7 145
12 Stillwater - Sherbrooke 5.1 131

South Shore

Average amount of rain and snow in January
Days Place Inches Millimetres
15 Bridgewater 5.7 144
14 Halifax 5.5 140
13 Liverpool - Milton 6.2 159
20 Yarmouth 5.0 127

Annapolis Valley

Precipitation totals for January
Days Place Inches Millimetres
14 Amherst - Nappan 4.2 106
14 Annapolis Royal 4.5 114
16 Kejimkujik National Park 5.4 136
18 Kentville 4.6 116
16 Parrsboro 4.5 115
16 Truro 4.5 115
Reference

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

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