Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada? If you're planning to go to Sydney, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada

Based on the climate and weather in Sydney, the best time to go is July. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada by month

January

January in Sydney is frosty and somewhat snowy. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters.

During this time, temperatures average in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C) to low 30s F (single digits below 0 C), although night temperatures can dip into the single digits F (10+ below zero C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Gloves
  • Sweaters
  • Very heavy socks
  • Thermal undergarments
  • Fleeces
  • Insulated boots
  • Waterproof boots
  • Umbrella
  • Pajamas, such as sweats
  • Waterproof coat
  • Multiple layer jacket shell
  • Scarf

February

In February, Sydney is frigid and somewhat snowy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C) and about a third of the time jump into the low 30s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the low 10s F (10+ below zero C).

This is also a rainy time for Sydney, with a few of the days of the month having rain. In February, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Pajamas, such as sweats
  • Waterproof coat
  • Multiple layer jacket shell
  • Umbrella
  • Scarf
  • Sweaters
  • Gloves
  • Waterproof boots
  • Thermal undergarments
  • Very heavy socks
  • Fleeces
  • Insulated boots

March

March in Sydney is freezing, somewhat snowy and somewhat rainy. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters.

During this time, temperatures average in the 30s F (single digits C), although night temperatures can dip into the single digits F (10+ below zero C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Thermal undergarments
  • Fleeces
  • Pajamas, such as sweats
  • Scarf
  • Gloves
  • Insulated boots
  • Very heavy socks
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof coat
  • Sweaters
  • Waterproof boots
  • Multiple layer jacket shell

April

April for Sydney is brisk and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains about half of the time and snows 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Heavy jacket
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Heavy socks
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Waterproof coat
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Waterproof boots
  • Umbrella
  • Sweaters

May

May in Sydney is relatively cool and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters.

During this time, temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C) to 50s F (low 10s C), although night temperatures can dip into the 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Fleeces
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Socks
  • Rain coat
  • Standard footwear
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Jacket or coat
  • Waterproof footwear

June

If you vacation in Sydney during June, you are likely to find that it is mild and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 40s F (single digits C).

Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Pants or jeans
  • Dresses
  • Socks
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Long skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Standard footwear
  • Rain coat

July

In July, Sydney is a perfect temperature and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 70s F (low 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the 50s F (low 10s C).

This is also a rainy time for Sydney, with several of the days of the month having rain. In July, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Light footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sandals

August

August in Sydney is warm and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Light footwear
  • Dresses
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Rain coat
  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Umbrella

September

In September, Sydney is mild and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 60s F (high 10s C) and regularly jump into the low 70s F (low 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 40s F (single digits C).

This is also a rainy time for Sydney, with several of the days of the month having rain. In September, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Socks
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Standard footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Long skirts
  • Pants or jeans

October

October in Sydney can be very chilly and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 30s F (single digits C).

It tends to rain about half of the time. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 70% to 70% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Socks
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Jacket or coat
  • Umbrella
  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Fleeces

November

November in Sydney is brisk and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain about half of the time.

It also snows about a third of the time. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 70% to 80% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Socks
  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof coat
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Waterproof boots
  • Jacket or coat
  • Fleeces

December

December is frosty, somewhat snowy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the 30s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time and snows about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof boots
  • Sweaters
  • Heavy socks
  • Waterproof coat
  • Heavy jacket
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Umbrella

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Sydney, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types A and B
  • A SIM card that works in Sydney
  • Appropriate museum wear

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