Winnipeg Weather Outlook for March 14, 2024: Mixed Skies and Changing Temperatures

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Today’s Weather Overview

Current Conditions

Winnipeg – Weather – Early risers in Winnipeg are greeted with cloudy skies as observed at Winnipeg Richardson International Airport at 6:00 AM CDT. The temperature is slightly chilly at -0.5°C with a high humidity level of 97%, making the air feel damp.

A brisk north-northeast wind at 17 km/h adds to the chill, bringing the wind chill down to -5°C. Visibility is good at 24 kilometers, suggesting the clouds haven’t descended too low to obscure views across the city.

Expected Conditions Through to Sunday

Today, Winnipeg will remain mainly cloudy with a 30% chance of flurries in the morning and early afternoon. Winds will stay gentle, up to 15 km/h, with temperatures expected to peak at a modest +1°C. The wind chill this morning will make it feel closer to -5°C, while the UV index remains low at 1.

Tonight, skies are expected to clear, offering a crisper evening. The wind will continue at a similar pace, and temperatures are forecasted to drop to a low of -8°C, with an overnight wind chill making it feel as cold as -13°C.

Friday introduces increasing cloudiness, with snow starting in the morning and transitioning to rain near noon, expected to accumulate up to 5 mm. Winds will shift to the southwest at 30 km/h, gusting to 50 km/h, pushing the high to +3°C. The morning will feel particularly chilly with a wind chill of -11°C. The UV index will stay low at 1.

The weekend outlook suggests periods of rain on Friday night, with windy conditions and a low of -4°C. Saturday will be cloudy with a high of -1°C, leading into a night of cloudy periods and a low of -12°C.

Sunday promises a mix of sun and cloud with a high of -7°C, followed by a clear night and temperatures dropping to -15°C.

Wardrobe Recommendations

For the fluctuating weather conditions, Winnipeggers should consider layers to easily adjust to the changing temperatures and conditions.

A waterproof jacket is advisable for the rain on Friday, along with warm accessories such as hats and gloves, especially for the colder mornings and nights ahead.

Weather Trivia

Winnipeg is known as “Winterpeg” for its long, cold winters, but it also experiences significant weather changes in spring.

The city’s location in the center of North America contributes to its wide range of weather patterns, including rapid transitions from snow to rain and significant temperature fluctuations.

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