Bridgewater's Climate

According to Environment Canada: " Nova Scotia owes everything to the sea, especially its climate. Robust winters, reluctant springs, fresh summers, and lingering falls; reliable precipitation and lavish snowfalls; misty sunlight, thick fog, and expansive sea ice -- all of these, and many more, are a part of Nova Scotia's maritime climate. The influence of the sea is not surprising. The province is virtually a peninsula surrounded by seas: the Gulf of St. Lawrence to the north, the Bay of Fundy to the west, and the Atlantic Ocean to the south and east." Here's what contributes to Bridgewater's attraction:

  • On average, only about 15% of Nova Scotia's total annual precipitation originates as snow
  • Summers are relatively cool in Nova Scotia. Afternoon summer temperatures reach 25C in the interior, but along the coast are frequently 4 to 6C cooler
  • The ocean remains a cooling source, minimum night temperatures along the coast about 2 to 3C below temperatures inland
  • Climate allows for an unparalleled 12 month construction season in Bridgewater
  • The South Shore is second only to British Columbia as having the most temperate climate in Canada
  • Provincial average full days of sunshine: 160 days per year. Average annual rainfall: 1261mm
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