The best times to visit Western Shore for ideal weather are

May 28th to September 30th

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



Other Western Shore Travel Info

Weather in Western Shore


Average temperatures in Western Shore vary drastically. 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 24th 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 Western Shore, the hottest months are July, August, and then September. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late July where highs are regularly around 80.5°F (26.9°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 59.2°F (15.1°C) at night.

Western Shore Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Western Shore Temperatures (Celsius)


“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.

Western Shore Perceived Temperature (F)


Western Shore Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Western Shore 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 33.3 23.8 15.3
Feb 32.7 23.5 15.5
Mar 41 30.8 21.8
Apr 53.4 41.9 32.2
May 65.3 53.1 42.3
Jun 72 60.2 50.1
Jul 80.2 68.4 57.8
Aug 79.2 67.2 57
Sep 72.3 60.3 49.8
Oct 59.5 49.7 40.8
Nov 49 40.1 32.2
Dec 39.6 30.8 23.2

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 0.7 -4.6 -9.3
Feb 0.4 -4.7 -9.2
Mar 5 -0.7 -5.7
Apr 11.9 5.5 0.1
May 18.5 11.7 5.7
Jun 22.2 15.7 10.1
Jul 26.8 20.2 14.3
Aug 26.2 19.6 13.9
Sep 22.4 15.7 9.9
Oct 15.3 9.8 4.9
Nov 9.4 4.5 0.1
Dec 4.2 -0.7 -4.9



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Western Shore are May, September, and then April. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early May. For example, on the week of April 30th there is 1 day of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early to mid December with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of December 10th.

When can you find snow in Western Shore? Weather stations report very large amounts of snow likely to be deepest around February, especially close to early to mid February. The best time to ski (if at all) in Western Shore is often around around December 17th 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 Western Shore.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 26% 6.7 4.1
Feb 24% 12.9 3.7
Mar 22% 10.5 3.1
Apr 22% 9.3 2.6
May 21% 0 2.5
Jun 25% 0 4.4
Jul 23% 0 3.3
Aug 22% 0 3.6
Sep 22% 11.7 3.8
Oct 26% 3.4 4.6
Nov 27% 2.6 5.3
Dec 37% 4.2 5.7

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 26 17 10.4
Feb 24 32.8 9.4
Mar 22 26.7 7.9
Apr 22 23.6 6.6
May 21 0 6.4
Jun 25 0 11.2
Jul 23 0 8.4
Aug 22 0 9.1
Sep 22 29.7 9.7
Oct 26 8.6 11.7
Nov 27 6.6 13.5
Dec 37 10.7 14.5


Humidity and Wind

Western Shore has some very humid months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is March (59.4% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (76.3%).

Wind in Western Shore is usually calm. The windiest month is March, followed by February and April. March’s average wind speed of around 6.5 knots (7.4 MPH or 12 KPH) is considered “a light breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early to mid February where average top sustained speeds reach 11.7 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

Avg. Relative Humidity


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

Max Sustained Wind
Average Daily Wind

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 5.8 Light breeze 10.9 Gentle breeze
Feb 6.3 Light breeze 11 Significant breeze
Mar 6.5 Light breeze 10.8 Gentle breeze
Apr 5.9 Light breeze 10.3 Gentle breeze
May 5.2 Light breeze 9.5 Gentle breeze
Jun 4.2 Light breeze 7.8 Gentle breeze
Jul 4 Light breeze 7.6 Gentle breeze
Aug 3.8 Barely noticeable 7.5 Gentle breeze
Sep 4.3 Light breeze 8.1 Gentle breeze
Oct 5 Light breeze 9.2 Gentle breeze
Nov 5.5 Light breeze 9.9 Gentle breeze
Dec 5.8 Light breeze 10.6 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 72.1%
Feb 68.7%
Mar 59.4%
Apr 60.7%
May 63.3%
Jun 69.2%
Jul 68.3%
Aug 69.9%
Sep 71.4%
Oct 71.6%
Nov 72.8%
Dec 76.3%


Is it Safe to Travel to Western Shore?

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 Western Shore, 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 Western Shore 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

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 Western Shore Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 69.3°F (20.7°C) and 35.6°F (2°C) with far warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with roughly 7 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 very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see moderate precipitation with about 7 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Western Shore, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 75.8°F (24.3°C) and 44°F (6.7°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 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 Western Shore to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 43.2°F (6.2°C) and 28.3°F (-2.1°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 7 to 11 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.


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