Yearly Snowfall Averages for Nova Scotia





The tables below list annual averages for snowfall at cities, towns and parks in Nova Scotia.

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.

The numbers are for the total amount of new snow and how many days it snows at least 0.2 centimetres (0.08 inches) in a year. The snowfall totals are averages based on weather data collected from 1981 to 2010.

Cape Breton Island

Yearly snowfall averages
Days Place Inches Centi­metres
54 Baddeck 122.8 312.0
64 Cheticamp 122.8 312.0
68 Ingonish Beach 154.7 393.1
37 Louisbourg 89.7 227.8
60 Port Hawkesbury 99.8 253.5
67 Sydney 111.4 283.0

Northern & Eastern Shores

Annual average snowfall
Days Place Inches Centi­metres
48 Pictou 109.8 279.0
32 Pugwash 72.0 182.8
43 Sable Island 42.6 108.3
32 Stillwater - Sherbrooke 70.1 178.0

South Shore

Total amount of snow in a year on average
Days Place Inches Centi­metres
37 Bridgewater 78.5 199.4
25 Halifax 60.7 154.2
22 Liverpool - Milton 60.6 153.9
52 Yarmouth 81.6 207.3

Annapolis Valley

Average annual snowfall
Days Place Inches Centi­metres
41 Amherst - Nappan 100.1 254.2
29 Annapolis Royal 63.9 162.4
37 Kejimkujik National Park 93.1 236.5
51 Kentville 103.5 263.0
43 Parrsboro 90.7 230.3
45 Truro 84.5 214.7
Reference

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

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