Halifax - Recent May Temperatures, Rain & Snow





The numbers here describe what the May weather in Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada was like for every year since 2010. A series of tables gives May data by year for temperature, precipitation and snowfall.

They begin with average maximum and minimum temperatures in degrees Fahrenheit and Celsius. That's followed by how many hot or cold days occurred each May. Then there's information on how much rain and snow actually landed this month during recent years, as well as how often Halifax had wet or snowy weather.

The climate data come from weather measurements made at Halifax Stanfield International Airport.

Temperature Weather iconTemperature

May temperature averages by year in Halifax
High °F Low °F Year High °C Low °C
60 39 2020 15 4
54 37 2019 12 3
62 40 2018 17 5
59 42 2017 15 5
61 42 2016 16 5
64 41 2015 18 5
59 38 2014 15 3
60 42 2013 15 6
64 42 2012 18 6
59 43 2011 15 6
62 42 2010 17 6
Number of days in May when the temperature in Halifax dropped to 0 or below, or rose to at least 21 degrees Celsius
0 °C
32 °F
Year 21 °C
70 °F
3 2020 7
2 2019 0
0 2018 3
0 2017 3
1 2016 2
2 2015 10
3 2014 3
2 2013 4
1 2012 8
0 2011 5
0 2010 6

Rainy Weather iconPrecipitation

This table gives the total precipitation that fell on Halifax during May in each year from 2010. The number of days with precipitation counts the days when rainfall or snowfall (when melted) amounted to 0.254 millimeters (0.01 inches) or more.

Total precipitation for May in Halifax
Days Year Inches Milli­metres
12 2020 4.8 122
17 2019 4.1 105
13 2018 2.5 63
17 2017 6.1 156
8 2016 3.9 100
3 2015 2.2 57
4 2014 1.3 32
10 2013 3.9 99
6 2012 4.0 102
7 2011 4.9 124
4 2010 1.9 48

Snowy Weather iconSnow

Amount of snowfall in Halifax for May and number of days when new snow totalled at least 2.5 centimetres (1 inch)
Days Year Inches Centi­metres
2 2020 3.5 8.9
0 2019 0.0 0.0
0 2018 0.0 0.0
0 2017 0.0 0.0
0 2016 0.0 0.0
0 2015 0.2 0.5
0 2014 0.0 0.0
0 2013 0.0 0.0
0 2012 0.0 0.0
0 2011 0.0 0.0
0 2010 0.0 0.0
Reference

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

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

Halifax - Recent Years
Halifax - Extremes
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