Climate in Antigonish, Nova Scotia

Winter:
Winter extends from December to March. February is the coldest month in Nova Scotia with an average daily high of -6oC and a night time low of -15oC. A heavy winter coat, gloves, and warm waterproof boots are necessary.
 
Wind Chill
Wind chill is the meteorological index that combines the effects of wind speed and temperature. The wind can make you feel much colder than the air temperature might indicate. The reason is that the wind blows away the thin layer of warm air that normally surrounds your body. The stronger the wind and the lower the temperature, the more rapidly you lose body heat.
 
Summer:
Summer extends from June to September. July is the warmest month with an average daily high temperature of 23oC and a nighttime low of 13oC. Many people wear shorts and T-shirts and at night they might wear a light-weight jacket or sweater.
 
Spring/Fall:
Spring is from March to June.
Fall is from September to December.
Temperature during these times can range from 0oc to 20oc. A light-weight rainproof coat is essential. (Usually rainy days are very windy and an umbrella may not be much help to you.)
 
What to wear:
The weather in Antigonish, Nova Scotia requires a variety of clothing. If you are from a warmer climate you should wait to buy your winter clothes in Canada.
 
To keep yourself warm in the winter you will need the following items: a warm winter coat, winter boots for the snow, warm gloves, a hat that covers your ears, a scarf, warm sweaters, and warm socks.
In the summer you will need light-weight clothing. Here are some suggestions: cotton T-shirts, shorts, pants, skirts, light sweaters and a light-weight jacket for cooler days and evenings.
 
Canadian students dress comfortably for classes. Most of them wear jeans or slacks. On occasion, students may dress up, especially when they have a presentation to make in class.