Average Temperatures and Rainfall for Nova Scotia

Average annual temperatures for Nova Scotia (7°C/45°F) are slightly above the average for Canada (4°C/39°F).

Average annual rainfall for Nova Scotia (1,040mm/41 inches) is significantly above the average for Canada (705mm/28 inches).

What is the warmest or hottest month in Nova Scotia?

July is the hottest or warmest month in Nova Scotia, with an average maximum temperate of 24°C/75°F.

What is the coldest or coolest month in Nova Scotia?

February is the coolest or coldest month in Nova Scotia, with an average minimum temperate of -9°C/16°F.

What is the most rainy or wettest month in Nova Scotia?

December is the wettest or most rainy month in Nova Scotia, with an average rainfall of 112mm/4 inches.

What is the least rainy or driest month in Nova Scotia?

August is the driest or least rainy month in Nova Scotia, with an average rainfall of 67mm/3 inches.

What is the warmest or hottest place in Nova Scotia?

Halifax is the hottest or warmest place in Nova Scotia, with an average maximum temperate of 8°C/46°F.

What is the coldest place in Nova Scotia?

Sydney is the coldest place in Nova Scotia, with an average maximum temperate of 7°C/45°F.

What is the most rainy or wettest place in Nova Scotia?

Dartmouth is the most rainy or wettest place in Nova Scotia, with an average annual rainfall of 1,264mm/50 inches.

What is the least rainy or driest place in Nova Scotia?

Sydney is the least rainy or driest place in Nova Scotia, with an average annual rainfall of 574mm/23 inches.

Average Monthly Temperatures
Average Maximum Temperature Average Minimum Temperature
Average Monthly Rainfall
PlaceMin TempMax TempAvg TempRainfall
Dartmouth 3 13 8 1,264
Halifax 3 13 8 1,264
Sydney 2 11 7 574