Halifax - Extreme Daily Precipitation for Each Year





This page lists the biggest rainstorms or snowstorms of the year in Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada along with the date they occurred.

The list gives the highest daily precipitation for each year in Halifax and the date that it happened. A date with a plus sign beside it means the same amount of moisture also fell on at least one other day earlier that year.

These records go back to 1872, with a few years missing data. The heaviest downpour measured for a single day was 238.8 millimetres (9.40 inches) on September 21, 1942.

Since 1961 the precipitation extremes were observed at Halifax Stanfield International Airport. Before then, the weather station was in downtown Halifax.

Most precipitation in one day for recent years in Halifax
Inches Date Milli­metres
2.36 September 28, 2017 59.9
3.29 October 10, 2016 83.6
2.25 July 24, 2015 57.2
2014
2013
2012
4.19 November 11, 2011 106.4
2.30 July 14, 2010 58.4
Highest daily precipitation recorded at Halifax each year
Inches Date Milli­metres
3.12 August 29, 2009 79.2
3.28 August 04, 2008 83.3
2.18 August 24, 2007 55.4
2.12 November 09, 2006 53.8
3.13 May 22, 2005 79.5
3.46 November 25, 2004 87.9
2003
2002
3.10 May 14, 2001 78.7
3.17 December 20, 2000 80.5
2.59 October 18, 1999 65.8
2.30 October 11, 1998 58.4
2.02 September 29, 1997 51.3
3.34 February 17, 1996 84.8
2.17 July 09, 1995 55.1
2.34 May 05, 1994 59.4
2.92 February 17, 1993 74.2
2.08 January 05, 1992 52.8
2.74 May 03, 1991 69.6
2.49 October 29, 1990 63.2
1.95 October 11, 1989 49.5
2.53 February 16, 1988 64.3
1.85 November 12, 1987 47.0
2.66 July 28, 1986 67.6
2.11 June 06, 1985 53.6
2.05 March 15, 1984 52.1
2.29 July 22, 1983 58.2
2.78 April 28, 1982 70.6
2.80 July 21, 1981 71.1
2.28 December 30, 1980 57.9
2.80 December 17, 1979 71.1
3.94 January 14, 1978 100.1
2.43 October 02, 1977 61.7
1.96 December 21, 1976 49.8
3.89 December 10, 1975 98.8
2.43 February 20, 1974 61.7
2.52 August 04, 1973 64.0
3.55 March 23, 1972 90.2
8.59 August 15, 1971 218.2
1.86 October 24, 1970 47.2
2.32 January 07, 1969 58.9
2.03 March 13, 1968 51.6
2.63 October 10, 1967 66.8
2.12 May 28, 1966 53.8
2.00 August 27, 1965 50.8
2.80 December 01, 1964 71.1
2.12 August 24, 1963 53.8
3.02 April 08, 1962 76.7
2.00 October 20, 1961 50.8
1.77 February 02, 1960 45.0
2.46 November 15, 1959 62.5
2.33 July 29, 1958 59.2
1.72 January 23, 1957 43.7
1.58 February 28, 1956 40.1
1.81 September 20, 1955 46.0
2.92 July 20, 1954 74.2
2.45 October 29, 1953 62.2
2.42 October 15, 1952 61.5
1.96 May 29, 1951 49.8
2.03 December 18, 1950 51.6
2.31 August 19, 1949 58.7
2.59 January 13, 1948 65.8
3.56 May 01, 1947 90.4
3.02 September 14, 1946 76.7
2.04 November 14, 1945 51.8
3.24 June 21, 1944 82.3
3.61 August 04, 1943 91.7
9.40 September 21, 1942 238.8
2.67 July 26, 1941 67.8
2.08 September 16, 1940 52.8
1939
2.88 September 30, 1938 73.2
2.49 November 20, 1937 63.2
3.79 September 19, 1936 96.3
2.98 September 15, 1935 75.7
2.86 November 06, 1934 72.6
1933
2.82 April 16, 1932 71.6
2.26 January 06, 1931 57.4
2.13 July 07, 1930 54.1
2.37 April 17, 1929 60.2
1.66 June 10, 1928 42.2
5.16 June 21, 1927 131.1
1926
1.96 October 10, 1925 49.8
2.53 September 18, 1924 64.3
2.88 August 13, 1923 73.2
3.49 July 06, 1922 88.6
1.51 May 16, 1921 38.4
2.71 June 06, 1920 68.8
3.43 April 17, 1919 87.1
2.81 December 25, 1918 71.4
1.60 December 07, 1917 40.6
4.04 April 05, 1916 102.6
3.82 August 29, 1915 97.0
2.85 May 06, 1914 72.4
1.75 December 21, 1913 44.5
2.73 July 22, 1912 69.3
2.65 November 07, 1911 67.3
2.57 October 26, 1910 65.3
2.98 October 25, 1909 75.7
5.43 August 02, 1908 137.9
2.24 November 07, 1907 56.9
1906
2.38 December 10, 1905 60.5
2.44 August 21, 1904 62.0
2.67 August 31, 1903 67.8
1902
4.10 June 24, 1901 104.1
2.36 January 12, 1900 59.9
2.86 October 07, 1899 72.6
2.70 November 11, 1898 68.6
2.95 June 21, 1897 74.9
4.39 October 19, 1896 111.5
2.23 December 03, 1895 56.6
1.57 January 12, 1894 39.9
1893
1892
1.97 January 18, 1891 50.0
3.00 September 27, 1890 76.2
2.72 February 01, 1889 69.1
3.37 December 18, 1888 85.6
2.17 August 26, 1887 55.1
5.01 May 09, 1886 127.3
2.32 July 06, 1885 58.9
2.85 June 02, 1884 72.4
2.46 October 30, 1883 62.5
3.62 September 12, 1882 91.9
2.50 December 30, 1881 63.5
2.15 September 10, 1880 54.6
2.33 October 29, 1879 59.2
2.19 March 30, 1878 55.6
2.50 October 12, 1877 63.5
3.01 October 24, 1876 76.5
4.41 October 10, 1875 112.0
2.18 September 07, 1874 55.4
1873
1.89 November 07, 1872 48.0
Reference

Environment and Climate Change Canada. Historical Climate Data. Historical Data

Jay Lawrimore. 2016. Global Summary of the Year, Version 1.0. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. 

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