Winnipeg Weather Update: Welcoming 2023 with Chilly Temperatures and Sunny Skies
As Winnipeg transitions from the last days of December into the new year, residents are experiencing a mix of chilly temperatures and bright, sunny skies. The current weather pattern offers a blend of clear days and cold nights, typical of Winnipeg’s winter season.
Current Conditions and Today’s Forecast: Winnipeg woke up to a cold -8°C morning, but the skies are clear and sunny. While the sun might tempt residents outdoors, the wind chill, expected to drop to -14°C in the morning, calls for bundling up. The wind, coming from the northwest at 20 km/h and gusting to 40 km/h around noon, will keep the temperature at a high of around 0°C.
Wardrobe Recommendations: To stay comfortable, it’s advisable to wear warm layers. A thick winter coat, along with a hat, gloves, and scarf, is recommended to protect against the wind chill. Don’t forget sunglasses for the bright winter sun.
Tonight’s Outlook: The evening will see an increase in cloudiness, with a 60% chance of overnight flurries. The wind will continue from the north at 30 km/h, gusting to 50 km/h, and temperatures will dip to -9°C. The wind chill could make it feel as cold as -17°C.
- Saturday, December 30: Expect cloudy skies with potential morning flurries. The wind chill could make it feel as cold as -18°C, with a high of only -7°C.
- Sunday, December 31: Sunny skies with a high of -8°C during the day and a low of -9°C at night.
- Monday, January 1: New Year’s Day will be sunny with a high of -1°C and cloudy periods at night with a low of -8°C.
Weather Trivia: Did you know that Winnipeg is one of the coldest cities in the world with a population over 600,000? It’s often referred to as the coldest city in Canada due to its frigid winters.
As we navigate the final days of December and step into January, Winnipeg residents are reminded to stay prepared for fluctuating temperatures. Whether you’re staying in or heading out, dressing appropriately for the weather and keeping an eye on the sky will ensure you enjoy the season safely.