Today, the UV index suggests low sun danger (0-2) in Halifax, reaching up to 0.9. Remember sunglasses and SPF 30+ on sunny days, and be cautious around reflective surfaces like sand, water, and snow for increased UV exposure.
Read more here about the climate and sun exposure in and around Halifax.
The UV index in Halifax (Nova Scotia) can reach high levels during the summer months, typically ranging from 7 to 10 (very high to extreme). This means that it is important to protect your skin from the sun's rays by applying sunscreen, wearing protective clothing, and seeking shade during the peak hours of 10 am to 4 pm.
Halifax experiences four distinct weather seasons. In the winter (December to February), temperatures can drop to an average low of around -9 °C (16 °F), with snowfall common. Spring (March to May) brings milder temperatures, ranging from 0 °C to 13 °C (32 °F to 55 °F), and the city begins to bloom with vibrant colors. Summers (June to August) are generally pleasant, with temperatures reaching an average high of 23 °C (73 °F) and occasional heatwaves. Autumn (September to November) offers cool and crisp weather, with temperatures ranging from 8 °C to 16 °C (46 °F to 61 °F) and stunning fall foliage.
Compared to the rest of the region, Halifax enjoys more sunny days throughout the year. Nova Scotia experiences fewer hours of sunlight compared to provinces like British Columbia and Alberta. However, Halifax still receives a respectable amount of sunshine, making it a great destination for outdoor activities. It's always advisable to check the UV index and take appropriate precautions to enjoy the sun safely.
The chart above displays the Shortwave Radiation Sum (MJ/m²) for each day of the last year in Halifax. It's designed to provide you with a better understanding of the yearly weather and sun exposure.