Winnipeg Weather Outlook for March 21, 2024 – Winter Slowly Loosening it’s Grip

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Winnipeg – WEATHER – As Winnipeg greets the morning of March 21, 2024, with clear skies and a temperature of -14°C, residents can look forward to a gradual warming trend that hints at the actual coming of spring weather conditions.

Here’s a closer look at the weather forecast for Winnipeg, offering a beacon of hope with sunny skies and a moderate UV index.

Today’s Weather Overview

Current Conditions

At Winnipeg Richardson International Airport, the early hours recorded a temperature of -13.6°C under clear skies. The dew point is at -17.0°C, indicating relatively dry air with a humidity of 76%. A light southwest wind at 4 km/h makes the wind chill feel like -16°C, though visibility is excellent at 24 km.

Forecast into Weekend

Today, Winnipeg will enjoy sunny skies, transitioning to a mix of sun and cloud by the afternoon. Winds will remain gentle, up to 15 km/h, pushing the day’s high to -5°C. Wind chill factors will vary, making it feel like -19°C in the morning and -9°C in the afternoon. The UV index is moderate at 3.

Tonight, the skies will turn partly cloudy, with winds continuing at up to 15 km/h. Temperatures are expected to dip to a low of -14°C, with the wind chill fluctuating between -11°C in the evening and -21°C overnight.

Friday, March 22, begins with clearing skies in the morning, followed by northwest winds at 20 km/h, gusting up to 40 km/h near noon. The high for the day is forecasted at -7°C, with wind chill values reaching -21°C in the morning and -14°C in the afternoon. The UV index will be low at 2.

The weekend outlook remains bright, with sunny skies on Saturday, March 23, and a high of -5°C. The evening will bring cloudy periods, with temperatures falling to a low of -14°C. Sunday, March 24, sees a change, with cloudy conditions throughout the day and highs maintaining at -5°C, followed by another cloudy night with lows at -14°C.

Wardrobe Recommendations

As Winnipeg transitions from winter chill to milder spring conditions, layering remains key. Start with a thermal base layer and add a fleece or wool sweater for insulation. A water-resistant and windproof outer layer will protect against unpredictable winds. Don’t forget a hat and gloves for the cooler mornings and evenings.

Weather Trivia

Winnipeg is known for its dramatic seasonal shifts, with spring weather often fluctuating widely. The city once experienced a rapid temperature rise from -20°C to 10°C over just a few days in late March, showcasing the unpredictable nature of Manitoba’s climate.

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