Sudbury’s Weather Forecast March 21, 2024: It is Really Spring?

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SUDBURY – WEATHER – It is really spring? With a cold embrace to start the day on March 21, 2024, early risers face light snow showers and temperatures lingering at -13.8°C.

Despite the chilly start, there’s a gradual shift in the weather pattern suggesting a mix of sun and cloud throughout the day.

Here is a detailed look at what Sudbury residents can expect weather-wise.

Today’s Weather Overview

Current Conditions

As of 6:00 AM at Greater Sudbury Airport, the temperature stands at a frosty -13.8°C amidst a light snow shower. The air holds a dew point of -17.4°C and humidity at 74%, with north winds blowing at 17 km/h, creating a wind chill of -22°C. However, visibility remains clear at 24 km, promising a brighter outlook as the day progresses.

Forecast Conditions

Today, Sudbury will see a mix of sun and cloud, with a 30 percent chance of early morning flurries, but conditions are expected to clear around noon. Winds will shift to the northwest at 20 km/h, gusting up to 40 km/h, which will significantly influence the day’s wind chill, dropping it to -24°C in the morning and -13°C in the afternoon. Despite the cold, the UV index will be moderate at 3.

Tonight, the skies will be clear, and the wind will become lighter, setting the stage for a low of -16°C. The wind chill factor will make it feel like -14°C in the evening and drop further to -20°C overnight.

Looking forward to Friday, March 22, the day will be mainly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of afternoon flurries. Winds will be gentler, at up to 15 km/h, and the temperature will peak at -3°C. Morning wind chill values will be near -19°C, improving slightly to -6°C in the afternoon. The UV index will remain moderate at 3.

The weekend forecast indicates cloudy skies on Saturday, March 23, with a high of -3°C and a clear night as temperatures plunge to -16°C. Sunday promises a sunny day with a high of -4°C, followed by a clear night with temperatures dropping to -13°C.

Wardrobe Recommendations

For those braving the chilly mornings, thermal layers are essential, along with a wind-resistant outer layer to fend off the brisk northern winds. A hat, gloves, and a scarf are indispensable to protect against the severe wind chill. Sunglasses might be useful during sunny spells, especially with the moderate UV index.

Weather Trivia

Sudbury is known for its resilience against cold weather. Interestingly, on March 21, 1972, the city recorded one of its coldest spring mornings at -24.5°C, a stark reminder of Northern Ontario’s unpredictable spring weather patterns.

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