The best times to visit Dalhousie for ideal weather are

June 11th to September 16th

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.

 

 


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Weather in Dalhousie

Temperature

Average temperatures in Dalhousie vary an incredible amount. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a chance of rain or snow throughout most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 19th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Dalhousie, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early to mid July where highs are regularly around 79.4°F (26.3°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 55.3°F (12.9°C) at night.

Dalhousie Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Dalhousie Temperatures (Celsius)

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“Feels-Like” Temperatures

The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.

Dalhousie Perceived Temperature (F)

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Dalhousie Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Dalhousie Temperatures by Month

Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 22.2 12.7 4.6
Feb 24.7 14.9 6.1
Mar 33.6 23.2 13.7
Apr 46.7 36 27.2
May 61 48.9 38.5
Jun 69.3 57.6 47.8
Jul 77.4 65.5 55.3
Aug 75.9 64.2 54.6
Sep 68.2 56 46.2
Oct 53.7 44.4 36.4
Nov 41.4 33.3 26.5
Dec 28.3 21.2 14

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan -5.4 -10.7 -15.2
Feb -4.1 -9.5 -14.4
Mar 0.9 -4.9 -10.2
Apr 8.2 2.2 -2.7
May 16.1 9.4 3.6
Jun 20.7 14.2 8.8
Jul 25.2 18.6 12.9
Aug 24.4 17.9 12.6
Sep 20.1 13.3 7.9
Oct 12.1 6.9 2.4
Nov 5.2 0.7 -3.1
Dec -2.1 -6 -10

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Dalhousie are February, March, and then November. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early February. For example, on the week of February 5th there is 1 day of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late June with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of June 25th.

When can you find snow in Dalhousie? Weather stations report very large amounts of snow likely to be deepest around March, especially close to early March. The best time to ski (if at all) in Dalhousie is often around around August 27th when fresh powder is deepest. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.

Chance of Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Dalhousie.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Dalhousie (in).

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 20% 8.5 2.6
Feb 16% 13.9 2.9
Mar 17% 17.2 2.2
Apr 23% 11.9 2.7
May 28% 0.8 3.9
Jun 33% 0.4 4.3
Jul 28% 0 4.2
Aug 25% 0 4.1
Sep 23% 11.4 4.1
Oct 25% 0.4 4
Nov 20% 2.3 3.1
Dec 27% 5.7 3.7

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 20 21.6 6.6
Feb 16 35.3 7.4
Mar 17 43.7 5.6
Apr 23 30.2 6.9
May 28 2 9.9
Jun 33 1 10.9
Jul 28 0 10.7
Aug 25 0 10.4
Sep 23 29 10.4
Oct 25 1 10.2
Nov 20 5.8 7.9
Dec 27 14.5 9.4

 

Humidity and Wind

Dalhousie has some very humid months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is March (57.6% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (73.6%).

Wind in Dalhousie is usually moderate. The windiest month is March, followed by April and February. March’s average wind speed of around 8.1 knots (9.3 MPH or 14.9 KPH) is considered “a gentle breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early April where average top sustained speeds reach 15.5 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Dalhousie.

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Wind

The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

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Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

Month Avg. Wind Avg. Wind Feel Sustained High Wind High Wind Feel
Jan 7.6 Gentle breeze 14 Significant breeze
Feb 7.7 Gentle breeze 14.2 Significant breeze
Mar 8.1 Gentle breeze 14.7 Significant breeze
Apr 7.8 Gentle breeze 14.5 Significant breeze
May 7.1 Gentle breeze 13.7 Significant breeze
Jun 6.6 Light breeze 12.6 Significant breeze
Jul 5.6 Light breeze 10.7 Significant breeze
Aug 5.7 Light breeze 10.9 Gentle breeze
Sep 6.2 Light breeze 11.6 Significant breeze
Oct 7.1 Gentle breeze 12.7 Significant breeze
Nov 7.1 Gentle breeze 12.7 Significant breeze
Dec 7.4 Gentle breeze 13.7 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 64.8%
Feb 63.2%
Mar 57.6%
Apr 60.6%
May 61.2%
Jun 68.1%
Jul 67.9%
Aug 71.6%
Sep 69.7%
Oct 69.2%
Nov 68.7%
Dec 73.6%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Dalhousie?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are no travel advisories or warnings for Canada; exercise normal security precautions. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Oct 07, 2019.


 

The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Dalhousie, NB, Canada is June, followed by August and September. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Dalhousie in November. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month

 

Most Popular Months to Visit

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Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 56.3 in November means 56.3% of the tourists vs. June.

 

 

Overall Dalhousie Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 65.6°F (18.7°C) and 27.1°F (-2.7°C) with far warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 5 to 9 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is fairly slow for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.

Summer (June through August)

The middle-year months have comfortably cool weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see the most precipitation with 8 to 10 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Dalhousie, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 72°F (22.2°C) and 33.7°F (0.9°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 6 to 8 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is far too cold this time of year in Dalhousie to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 32.3°F (0.2°C) and 16.8°F (-8.4°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 5 to 8 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.

 

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