Halifax Temperatures: Averages by Month





The numbers here tell you how hot and cold the weather usually is in Halifax, Nova Scotia during each month of the year.

The average high and low temperatures are listed below monthly and annually for the city, in both degrees Fahrenheit and Celsius.

Maximums and minimums are only part of the temperature picture. To fill in the rest, there's information on how many days a month get above or below a given temperature.

To find out how often it rises over 10 or 20 °C each month in Halifax, scroll down farther. There are also monthly and yearly counts of days with frost and cold weather.

All the numbers are long-term historical averages based on climate data gathered from 1981 to 2010.

Average Halifax temperatures
High °F Low °F   High °C Low °C
32 17 January 0 -8
33 18 February 0 -8
38 25 March 4 -4
48 34 April 9 1
58 42 May 14 6
67 51 June 20 11
74 58 July 23 14
73 59 August 23 15
67 53 September 19 12
56 43 October 13 6
47 35 November 8 1
37 24 December 3 -4
52 38 Year 11 4

Days of Hot Weather in Halifax

The hottest days in Halifax are in the low thirties Celsius (above 86 degrees Fahrenheit). But that kind of heat is uncommon. The city averages just one day over thirty degrees a year. Still, a thirty-plus day can show up anytime from May to September.

Days per month in Halifax above 10 or 20 °C
  10 °C
50 °F
20 °C
68 °F
January 1 0
February 1 0
March 2 0
April 11 0
May 25 3
June 30 13
July 31 25
August 31 25
September 30 11
October 24 1
November 11 0
December 3 0
Year 198 78

When Halifax Has Frosty Weather

Halifax typically has 131 days a year when the minimum temperature is at 0 °C or below. The average date for the last frost in spring is April 30. Frost normally returns here on October 31. The frost-free period extends for 182 days on average between the final spring frost and the first fall frost.

Average number of days with freezing temperatures in Halifax
  0 °C
32 °F
January 28
February 26
March 26
April 12
May 1
June 0
July 0
August 0
September 0
October 1
November 12
December 25
Year 131

How Often Halifax Has Cold Temperatures

Usually Halifax's chilliest nights of winter have lows between -10 and -20 °C (14 and -4 °F). Temperatures below -20 °C can happen, but not every year. Lows of less than -30 °C (-22 °F) are not normal here.

From November to April, it can remain below freezing here all day long. Halifax typically has 47 days a year when the temperature never rises above 0 °C.

Days per month on average in Halifax when the minimum temperature drops below -2 or -10 °C
  -2 °C
28 °F
-10 °C
14 °F
January 25 12
February 22 9
March 17 4
April 3 0
May 0 0
June 0 0
July 0 0
August 0 0
September 0 0
October 0 0
November 6 0
December 18 5
Year 91 30
Reference

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

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