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.
Western Shore Travel Guide
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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)
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.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
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.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Western Shore (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
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.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
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|
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
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.