Halifax Climate & Weather

Halifax Climate and Weather

Its position on the coast ensures that Halifax experiences less extremes in its climate than inland Nova Scotia. Spring arrives in April, marred by rain and fog, but as summer moves in conditions warm up and balmy ocean breezes blow the damp away. Autumn is a beautiful season, the days warm, nights cool, and the foliage takes on spectacular hues. Winters are cold and wet, with both rain and snow.

Choosing when to vacation in Halifax is a matter of deciding what type of holiday you are after. Weatherwise the best time is during summer, and this is best too for those aiming to enjoy the city's main festivals and events; also many attractions are only open in the summer season (June to October). Seafood lovers should aim to travel to Halifax in May and June when lobster pots are full, and those after whale-watching need to visit between June and September. Many recommend autumn as the best season to travel to Halifax when the colourful foliage is spectacular. The cold of winter draws skiers to the city from December to April.

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