April 10, 2024: Greater Sudbury Weather Alert – Sunny Spells Amidst Rising Flood Concerns

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SUDBURY – WEATHER – Greater Sudbury greets the day with partly cloudy skies, as reported from the Greater Sudbury Airport at 5:00 AM EDT. With the barometric pressure on the rise and mild temperatures, the city is momentarily basking in calmer weather.

However, residents are advised to stay alert as significant rainfall in the forecast raises concerns for flash floods and potential washouts near waterways.

Today’s Weather Overview

Current Conditions: The temperature in Greater Sudbury stands at a cool 4.7°C under partly cloudy skies. The dew point is close behind at 3.8°C, contributing to a high humidity level of 94%. A light west-northwest wind blows at 9 km/h, offering some respite from the dampness. Visibility is clear at 24 km, but the community is on alert as the weather begins to shift.

Expected Conditions: Sudbury’s weather today will start sunny, with fog patches expected to dissipate in the morning, shifting to a mix of sun and cloud as the day progresses. Winds will pick up, blowing southwest at 20 km/h with gusts reaching up to 40 km/h, and temperatures will climb to a comfortable high of 15°C under a moderate UV index of 4.

Tonight, the sky will clear, but winds from the south at 20 km/h will ease by the evening, with the temperature dropping to a low of plus 3°C.

Tomorrow’s Forecast

Thursday warns of a significant turn, with the morning bringing cloudy skies followed by rain. Eastern winds will increase to 20 km/h, gusting to 40 km/h, and temperatures will peak at 10°C, accompanied by a low UV index of 2. Rain will continue into the night, maintaining a mild low of 11°C.

Friday sees the continuation of rainy periods with a high of 11°C. The night introduces the potential for rain showers or even flurries, dropping to a low of plus 1°C.

Wardrobe Recommendations

In light of the expected conditions, residents should prepare for variable weather. Waterproof outerwear and sturdy, water-resistant footwear are advisable to navigate the impending wet conditions comfortably. Layering is recommended for the fluctuating temperatures, and don’t forget an umbrella for Thursday’s and Friday’s rain.

Weather Trivia

Did you know? Flash floods can occur within minutes or hours of excessive rainfall, often without any visible signs of rain, making them particularly dangerous. Such events highlight the importance of weather awareness and preparedness in communities like Greater Sudbury.

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