The best times to visit Mahone Bay for ideal weather are

June 11th to October 7th

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 Mahone Bay

Temperature

Average temperatures in Mahone Bay vary greatly. 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 21st 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 Mahone Bay, the hottest months are August, July, and then September. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late August to early September where highs are regularly around 72.7°F (22.6°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 54°F (12.2°C) at night.

Mahone Bay Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Mahone Bay 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.

Mahone Bay Perceived Temperature (F)

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Mahone Bay Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Mahone Bay 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 36.6 27.7 19.3
Feb 35.6 27 18.8
Mar 41.8 32.5 24.2
Apr 50 40.4 32.9
May 58 47.6 40.5
Jun 65.3 55.3 48.5
Jul 69.6 60.1 52.9
Aug 71.1 61.6 54.3
Sep 68.5 58.4 50
Oct 60.8 51.4 42.9
Nov 50.7 42.4 34.4
Dec 42.7 34.3 27

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 2.6 -2.4 -7.1
Feb 2 -2.8 -7.3
Mar 5.4 0.3 -4.3
Apr 10 4.7 0.5
May 14.4 8.7 4.7
Jun 18.5 12.9 9.2
Jul 20.9 15.6 11.6
Aug 21.7 16.4 12.4
Sep 20.3 14.7 10
Oct 16 10.8 6.1
Nov 10.4 5.8 1.3
Dec 5.9 1.3 -2.8

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Mahone Bay are September, August, and then May. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid to late August. For example, on the week of August 20th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late December with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of December 24th.

When can you find snow in Mahone Bay? Weather stations report large amounts of snow likely to be deepest around March, especially close to early March. The best time to ski (if at all) in Mahone Bay is often around around March 5th 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 Mahone Bay.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Mahone Bay (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 30% 2.8 5.4
Feb 26% 2.8 4.9
Mar 27% 9.5 5.2
Apr 30% 0.4 4.5
May 22% 0 3.3
Jun 27% 0 4.6
Jul 23% 0 4.3
Aug 18% 0 4.1
Sep 17% 0 3.3
Oct 26% 0 6.9
Nov 28% 1 5.7
Dec 39% 0.5 8

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 30 7.1 13.7
Feb 26 7.1 12.4
Mar 27 24.1 13.2
Apr 30 1 11.4
May 22 0 8.4
Jun 27 0 11.7
Jul 23 0 10.9
Aug 18 0 10.4
Sep 17 0 8.4
Oct 26 0 17.5
Nov 28 2.5 14.5
Dec 39 1.3 20.3

 

Humidity and Wind

Mahone Bay has some extremely humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is March (68.3% relative humidity), and the most humid month is August (86.7%).

Wind in Mahone Bay is usually moderate. The windiest month is March, followed by December and January. March’s average wind speed of around 9.8 knots (11.3 MPH or 18.2 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 to mid December where average top sustained speeds reach 17.6 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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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 9.6 Gentle breeze 16.7 Significant breeze
Feb 9.5 Gentle breeze 16.3 Significant breeze
Mar 9.8 Gentle breeze 16.4 Significant breeze
Apr 9.1 Gentle breeze 15.2 Significant breeze
May 7.4 Gentle breeze 13.3 Significant breeze
Jun 7.3 Gentle breeze 12.8 Significant breeze
Jul 6.6 Light breeze 12.1 Significant breeze
Aug 6.8 Light breeze 12.1 Significant breeze
Sep 7.5 Gentle breeze 13.1 Significant breeze
Oct 9.1 Gentle breeze 15.1 Significant breeze
Nov 9.1 Gentle breeze 15.6 Significant breeze
Dec 9.8 Gentle breeze 16.9 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 74.3%
Feb 73.5%
Mar 68.3%
Apr 73%
May 80.4%
Jun 83.1%
Jul 86.6%
Aug 86.7%
Sep 82.4%
Oct 76.1%
Nov 76.6%
Dec 79%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Mahone Bay?

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 Mahone Bay, NS, Canada is July, followed by August and June. 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 Mahone Bay in December. 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 51.6 in December means 51.6% of the tourists vs. July.

 

 

Overall Mahone Bay Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 62.9°F (17.2°C) and 37.7°F (3.2°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 7 to 9 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the second busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.

Summer (June through August)

The middle-year months have comfortably cool weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see the least precipitation with 6 to 8 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Mahone Bay, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 70.3°F (21.3°C) and 46.6°F (8.1°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 5 to 8 days per month. Tourism is fairly slow during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be lower priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is far too cold this time of year in Mahone Bay to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 44.8°F (7.1°C) and 32°F (0°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 7 to 12 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.

 

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