WINNIPEG – WEATHER – Residents of Winnipeg and surrounding areas should be prepared for challenging travel conditions as a Fog Advisory is currently in effect. The Trans-Canada highway is among the key routes impacted by near-zero visibility conditions, which are expected or already occurring in the region.
Southwestern Manitoba Engulfed by Dense Fog
Dense fog is causing significant visibility issues across parts of southwestern Manitoba, with conditions anticipated to persist until Monday. Motorists are advised to exercise extreme caution as visibility could drop suddenly to near zero, making travel hazardous.
Current Conditions and Monday Forecast
As of 4:15 am CST, Winnipeg is experiencing light drizzle and a temperature of 0°C. The barometric pressure is at 102.1 kPa and is on a downward trajectory. With saturated humidity at 100% and winds from the south at 14 km/h, the wind chill factor is making temperatures feel closer to -4°C.
The forecast for Monday indicates mainly cloudy skies with persistent fog in the early morning, which could lead to times of near-zero visibility. Winds are expected to pick up, coming from the south at 20 km/h and gusting to 40 km/h around noon. The day’s high is anticipated to reach a mild +3°C, with a low UV index of 1.
Evening and Next Day Outlook
Heading into the evening, the conditions remain cloudy, with winds from the south at 20 km/h and gusts up to 40 km/h, anticipated to become lighter as the night progresses. The overnight low is forecasted to stay at 0°C.
For Tuesday, February 6, the cloudy skies continue, with temperatures expected to reach a high of +4°C, followed by a night-time low of -3°C.
Motorists should stay updated on the latest weather advisories and plan their travel accordingly, allowing extra time for journeys and using headlights when driving in fog. The safety of all community members is a priority during these adverse weather conditions.