Winnipeg Weather Forecast: A Cold Snap with a Warming Twist

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Current Conditions: A Frosty Morning with Light Snow

WINNIPEG – NETNEWSLEDGER WEATHER DESK – Winnipeg wakes up to a chilly -17°C morning under a veil of light snow, setting a serene yet frosty scene. The barometer reads 102.2 kPa and is on a downward trend, suggesting that changes are afoot in our local atmosphere.

With humidity at a noticeable 72%, the air carries a crisp moisture that makes the cold bite just a bit sharper. East-southeast winds at 20 km/h add to the wintry mix, creating a wind chill factor of -26°C that bites at any exposed skin, warning of the risk of frostbite.

Today’s Forecast: A Brief Snowy Start with a Chilly Breeze

The city can expect mainly cloudy skies today, with light snow tapering off around noon. The southeast wind will pick up to 30 km/h, bringing a high of -7°C that feels more like -29°C in the morning and -14°C in the afternoon under the wind chill effect.

It’s a day to layer up, keeping extremities covered to ward off frostbite, especially in the morning. Despite the cloud cover, the UV index remains low at 2, signaling minimal risk from solar radiation.

Tonight: A Partly Cloudy and Rising Temperature

The evening will see partly cloudy skies with a consistent southeast wind of 20 km/h. Temperatures will dip to a low of -9°C but are expected to rise towards a more bearable -1°C by morning. With an evening wind chill of -17°C, it’s important to stay bundled up if venturing out.

Looking Ahead: A Warm Up on the Horizon

Friday introduces a pleasant shift with mainly sunny skies. The south wind at 30 km/h will ease by noon, pushing temperatures to a surprisingly warm high of +5°C. Despite a chilly wind chill of -8°C in the morning, the day promises a respite from the cold snap. The UV index stays low at 2.

The weekend outlook varies, with Saturday featuring a mix of sun and cloud and a high of -8°C, while Sunday brings snow and a high of -5°C, continuing into the night with periods of snow and a low of -11°C.

Wardrobe Suggestions:

For today, prioritize warmth with insulated layers, a wind-resistant outer layer, and thermal accessories (gloves, hats, scarves). Transitioning into Friday and the weekend, be ready to adjust layers according to the warming trend and potential for sun.

Weather Trivia: Winnipeg’s Winter Wonderland

Did you know Winnipeg is one of Canada’s coldest cities in winter but also enjoys among the most sunshine year-round? This unique combination creates stunning winter landscapes, making it a picturesque but chilly winter wonderland.

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