Winnipeg Weather Outlook: A Mix of Clear Skies, Clouds, and a Hint of Spring

Winnipeg Manitoba

Winnipeg – WEATHER –  Residents are experiencing a chilly start to the day with temperatures slightly below freezing, accompanied by clear skies. As we look at the weather forecast for March 12, 2024, the city is on the cusp of welcoming spring-like conditions, albeit with a mix of cloudiness and the risk of freezing drizzle.

Here’s what you need to know about today’s weather, the upcoming forecast, and tips for staying comfortable.

Today’s Weather Overview

Current Conditions

As of 6:00 AM CDT at Winnipeg Richardson International Airport, the weather is clear with a temperature of -1.0°C.

The dew point sits at -1.9°C, indicating a high humidity level of 94%. A brisk west-northwest wind at 19 km/h is creating a wind chill of -6°C, making it feel notably colder than the thermometer reads. Visibility is excellent at 24 km, and with the barometric pressure at 100.7 kPa and rising, it suggests an overall stable weather pattern transitioning throughout the day.

Historical Context

Winnipeg is known for its variable March weather, where temperatures can swing and winter slowly loosens its grip to make way for spring. Today’s clear skies and rising temperatures are in line with the season’s unpredictable nature.

Tomorrow’s Forecast

Expected Conditions

The forecast indicates increasing cloudiness through the morning, with a risk of freezing drizzle and fog patches dissipating as the day progresses.

The wind will calm to up to 15 km/h, and temperatures are expected to climb to a high of +4°C, though the morning wind chill will remain at a brisk -6°C. The UV index stays low at 2.

The evening will bring mainly cloudy skies with a continued risk of freezing drizzle and developing fog patches after midnight. The overnight low is anticipated to be -3°C, with a wind chill effect making it feel as cold as -7°C.

Wednesday promises a cloudy day with morning risks of freezing drizzle and dissipating fog patches.

Winds will shift to the north at 20 km/h by late afternoon, with high temperatures again reaching +4°C and a morning wind chill of -7°C. The night will see periods of cloudiness and a low of -4°C.

Wardrobe Recommendations

Given the fluctuating conditions, layering is crucial. Start with a base layer to keep dry, add a fleece or sweater for warmth, and finish with a water-resistant outer layer to protect against any unexpected freezing drizzle. A hat and gloves are advisable for the colder mornings, and sunglasses could be useful during the clearer parts of the day.

Weather Trivia

Winnipeg’s location in the heart of the continent contributes to its wide range of weather conditions, from sunny, clear days to sudden snowy or drizzly periods in spring, highlighting the city’s dynamic weather patterns.

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