Northumberland Shore Climate and Weather

The Northumberland Shore is the sunshine belt of Nova Scotia. We're fortunate to have an above average number of sunny days for the Maritime region. And while there is undoubtedly a kind of romance associated to a foggy summer night, here on the Northumberland Shore, we average about the same amount of fog as you would find in central North America.

Spring tends to arrive in late April or early May. Our summers and autumns are warm and made for days at the beach and fall hikes through hardwood forests. A light sweater will suffice for our cooler summer evenings and a fleece or light jacket will keep you comfy on a fall night. In winter you can generally count on snow for skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, and other outdoor pursuits from December through the end of February or even into March.

Average daytime winter temperatures range from -1 to +11 Celsius (30 to 12 degrees Fahrenheit).

Average summer daytime temperatures range from 24 to 29 degrees Celsius (75 to 84 degrees Fahrenheit).

Knowing when the tide will be high or low can be helpful in planning your day at the beach or sea kayaking excursion, for instance. Take a look at the tide table to see what's in store.



You can find the annual average temperatures and precipitation levels to assist in planning for your visit to the Northumberland Shore right here

Temperature (°C)

JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEPT OCT NOV DEC
Average high -1.8 -1.6 2.6 8.1 15.6 20.9 24.7 23.9 19.2 13.1 7 1
Average low -11.6 -11.1 -6 0 5.8 11 14.8 14.4 10.3 4.8 -0.1 -7.5
Average -6.7 -6.3 -1.7 4.1 10.7 16 19.7 19.2 14.7 8.9 3.5 -3.3

Precipitation

JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEPT OCT NOV DEC
Monthly rainfall (mm) 52 28 42 66 85 77 80 86 93 99 93 62
Annual average: 863

Statistics from The Weather Channel at Pugwash, Nova Scotia