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Sydney, Nova Scotia Climate & Temperature

  • Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada is at 469'N, 602'W, 62 m (203 ft). See map.
  • Sydney, Nova Scotia has a humid continental climate with severe winters, no dry season, warm summers and strong seasonality (Kppen-Geiger classification: Dfb).
  • According to the Holdridge life zones system of bioclimatic classification Sydney, Nova Scotia is situated in or near the cool temperate wet forest biome.
  • The annual average temperature is 5.5 degrees Celsius (41.9 degrees Fahrenheit). See the temperatures page for a monthly breakdown and the fixed scale graph.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 24.1 °C (43.4°F). This indicates that the continentality type is continental, subtype subcontinental. Sydney, Nova Scotia Climate Graph
  • In the winter time records indicate temperatures by day reach -0.6°C (30.9°F) on average falling to -8.8°C (16.2°F) overnight.
  • In spring time temperatures climb reaching 6.6°C (43.8°F) generally in the afternoon with overnight lows of -2.3°C (27.9°F).
  • During summer average high temperatures are 21.4°C (70.6°F) and average low temperatures are 10.7°C (51.2°F).
  • Come autumn/ fall temperatures decrease achieving average highs of 12.6°C (54.7°F) during the day and lows of 4.1°C (39.3°F) generally shortly after sunrise.
  • Total annual Precipitation averages 1480.2 mm (58.3 inches) which is equivalent to 1480.2 Litres/m (36.31 Gallons/ft).
  • On average there are 1807 hours of sunshine per year. Visit the sunshine and daylight section to check monthly details including how high in the sky the sun reaches each month.
  • Were you to burrow down through the centre of the Earth from Sydney, Nova Scotia you would pop up nearest to the climate station at Albany, Western Australia, Australia where you would find a Mediterranean climate.

Sydney, Nova Scotia Climate Table

  Climate Variable Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
 
Average Max Temperature °C ( °F) -1 (30) -2 (28) 1 (34) 6 (43) 13 (55) 19 (66) 23 (73) 23 (73) 18 (65) 13 (55) 7 (45) 2 (35) 10 (50)
 
Average Temperature °C ( °F) -5 (22) -7 (20) -3 (27) 2 (35) 8 (46) 13 (56) 18 (64) 18 (64) 13 (56) 8 (47) 4 (38) -2 (28) 6 (42)
 
Average Min Temperature °C ( °F) -10 (15) -11 (12) -7 (19) -2 (28) 2 (36) 7 (45) 12 (54) 13 (55) 8 (47) 4 (39) 0 (32) -6 (22) 1 (34)
 
Average Precipitation mm (in) 152 (6) 125 (5) 131 (5) 125 (5) 98 (4) 91 (4) 86 (3) 97 (4) 103 (4) 138 (5) 160 (6) 173 (7) 1480 (58)
Number of Wet Days (probability of rain on a day %) 17 (55) 16 (57) 16 (52) 14 (47) 14 (45) 12 (40) 11 (35) 11 (35) 13 (43) 14 (45) 17 (57) 19 (61) 174 (48)
Average Sunlight Hours/ Day 2h 25' 3h 34' 3h 50' 5h 16' 6h 36' 7h 04' 8h 21' 7h 07' 5h 46' 4h 36' 2h 24' 2h 13' 4h 56'
Average Daylight Hours/ Day 9h 03' 10h 16' 11h 50' 13h 31' 14h 57' 15h 42' 15h 21' 14h 07' 12h 29' 10h 49' 9h 23' 8h 40' 12h 00'
Percentage of Sunny (Cloudy) Daylight Hours 27 (73) 35 (65) 33 (67) 40 (60) 45 (55) 46 (54) 55 (45) 51 (49) 47 (53) 43 (57) 26 (74) 26 (74) 41 (59)
Sun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (). 24 33.4 44.2 55.8 64.1 67.3 64.2 55.8 44.4 32.9 23.8 20.4 44.1

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