Halifax - Recent December Temperatures, Rain & Snow





The numbers here describe what the December weather in Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada was like for every year since 2010. A series of tables gives December 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 December. 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

December temperature averages by year in Halifax
High °F Low °F Year High °C Low °C
42 29 2020 6 -2
36 22 2019 2 -6
33 18 2018 0 -8
34 21 2017 1 -6
34 20 2016 1 -7
41 29 2015 5 -2
40 26 2014 4 -3
32 17 2013 0 -8
2012
41 25 2011 5 -4
38 28 2010 4 -2
Number of days in December when the temperature in Halifax dropped to -18 or 0 or below, or rose to at least 21 degrees Celsius
-18 °C
0 °F
0 °C
32 °F
Year 21 °C
70 °F
0 16 2020 0
0 28 2019 0
0 28 2018 0
0 26 2017 0
0 29 2016 0
0 22 2015 0
0 24 2014 0
3 27 2013 0
2012
0 26 2011 0
0 21 2010 0

Rainy Weather iconPrecipitation

This table gives the total precipitation that fell on Halifax during December 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 December in Halifax
Days Year Inches Milli­metres
18 2020 5.5 140
15 2019 5.4 138
12 2018 3.5 90
19 2017 7.1 180
15 2016 7.2 183
12 2015 6.2 157
12 2014 10.9 278
12 2013 7.8 198
2012
13 2011 7.2 184
11 2010 7.5 191

Snowy Weather iconSnow

Amount of snowfall in Halifax for December and number of days when new snow totalled at least 2.5 centimetres (1 inch)
Days Year Inches Centi­metres
6 2019 12.9 32.8
3 2018 11.6 29.5
0 2017 4.4 11.2
8 2016 34.6 87.9
5 2015 22.6 57.4
0 2014 1.2 3.0
7 2013 31.7 80.5
2012
1 2011 7.8 19.8
4 2010 12.2 31.0
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
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