April 1, 2024: Foggy Start Leading to Clear Skies in Greenstone / Geraldton

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Winter is a great time to get out, embrace the weather and enjoy the outdoors
Winter is a great time to get out, embrace the weather and enjoy the outdoors

Geraldton – Weather – Greenstone/Geraldton is seeing a frosty start to April under a blanket of fog, as recorded at the Geraldton Airport. With temperatures dipping to -11.6°C early this morning and visibility reduced to just 0.6 km, the dense fog adds a mystical layer to the landscape.

However, as the day progresses, the area is expected to emerge into clearer skies and milder temperatures, reflecting the unpredictable yet hopeful transition into spring.

Today’s Weather Overview

Current Conditions

At 6:50 AM EDT, Geraldton’s weather is characterized by dense fog and a chilling -11.6°C, feeling colder with a wind chill of -14 due to a gentle west-northwest wind at 4 km/h. The high humidity at 98% and nearly identical temperature and dew point values contribute to the thick fog, enveloping the area in a cold, damp cloak.

The barometric pressure stands steady at 102.2 kPa, indicating stable weather conditions despite the current foggy start.

Today: The fog is set to clear this morning, giving way to sunny skies with a light wind up to 15 km/h. Temperatures will rise to a more comfortable high of 3°C, though the morning will still carry a significant wind chill of -19.

The UV index is moderate at 3, so while enjoying the clearer skies, it’s wise to protect against UV radiation.

Tonight: The clear skies continue into the night, maintaining calm winds up to 15 km/h and bringing temperatures down to a low of -11°C. The overnight wind chill is expected to feel like -13, so keeping warm remains a priority.

Tuesday, April 2: A mix of sun and cloud will characterize the day, with winds shifting to the east at 20 km/h in the afternoon. The high will reach 7°C, a pleasant increase, though the morning wind chill will still bite at -14. The UV index remains moderate.

Wednesday, April 3: The skies will turn cloudy, with temperatures reaching a high of 3°C, maintaining a consistent yet cool temperature range indicative of early spring’s variability.

Thursday, April 4: Cloudiness continues, with a 30 percent chance of either flurries or rain showers, as temperatures slightly rise to 2°C. The evening will see cloudy periods and a continued 30 percent chance of flurries, with lows dipping to -8°C.

Wardrobe Recommendations

In anticipation of fluctuating temperatures and conditions, it’s crucial to layer effectively. Start with thermal underwear, add a fleece or wool layer, and finish with a waterproof and windproof outer layer.

Warm boots, gloves, and a hat are essential, especially in the morning and evening to combat the wind chill. Sunglasses and sunscreen are also advisable during the day to protect against moderate UV levels.

Weather Trivia

Did you know? The phenomenon of fog, especially common in spring and fall, occurs when the air temperature drops to the dew point, and the air becomes saturated with moisture. This can create some of the most ethereal and picturesque landscapes, particularly common in areas like Greenstone/Geraldton, where varied topographies contribute to diverse weather patterns.

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