April 1, 2024: Winnipeg’s Weather Outlook – Ready for a Mixed Bag of Spring Conditions

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WINNIPEG – WEATHER – Winnipeg starts April Fools Day under mainly clear skies, with a brisk temperature of -7°C, setting a crisp tone for early April.

Observed from the Winnipeg Richardson International Airport at 6:00 AM CDT, the city is waking up to a cool but promising day, with weather conditions indicating a mix of sunny spells, potential rain, and flurries in the forecast.

Today’s Weather Overview

Current Conditions

The early morning sees temperatures at -6.9°C, with a dew point of -8.4°C, creating a high humidity level of 89%. A gentle breeze from the south-southeast at 9 km/h brings the wind chill down to -11°C, although visibility remains excellent at 24 km. The barometric pressure is at 101.9 kPa and is on the rise, suggesting an overall improvement in weather conditions as the day progresses.

Today: Winnipeggers can expect mainly sunny skies, with the wind picking up from the south at 20 km/h, gusting to 40 km/h by early afternoon. Temperatures are anticipated to reach a high of 5°C, though the morning wind chill might feel as cold as -18°C. The UV index is moderate at 3, advising some caution for those planning to spend time outside.

Tonight: The sky will become increasingly cloudy, with a 60 percent chance of rain showers late this evening, transitioning to a 60 percent chance of flurries after midnight. Winds will continue from the south at 20 km/h, gusting to 40 km/h, before becoming lighter towards morning. The low is expected to be just -1°C, with an overnight wind chill around -6°C.

Tuesday, April 2: The day will be mainly cloudy, with the wind shifting to the north at 30 km/h, gusting to 50 km/h, in the morning. The high will again reach 5°C, but the morning will start with a wind chill of -6°C. The UV index drops to 2, reflecting the reduced sunlight.

Wednesday, April 3: Sunshine returns in full force, with a high of 9°C, offering a warm respite from the mixed conditions earlier in the week. The night remains clear, with temperatures dipping to -7°C.

Thursday, April 4: The sunny trend continues, pushing temperatures to an even more pleasant high of 11°C. The evening will see clear skies, with a low of -3°C, wrapping up a week of typical spring variability.

Wardrobe Recommendations

Given the fluctuating temperatures and weather conditions, Winnipeg residents should prepare for layers that can be adjusted throughout the day. A windproof jacket is essential, especially in the morning and during gusty conditions. For the evening’s potential flurries, warm accessories like gloves and a hat may be necessary, while daytime calls for lighter layers and sun protection.

Weather Trivia

Did you know? The phenomenon of experiencing both rain showers and flurries within the same 24-hour period is not uncommon in Canadian springs, demonstrating the season’s unpredictable and transitional nature.

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