Weather Alert: Heavy Rain and Potential Snowfall Challenge Sudbury

Weather Advisory - Rain

Today’s Weather Overview

Current Conditions

GREATER SUDBURY – WEATHER – As recorded at 5:00 AM EDT at Greater Sudbury Airport, the area is experiencing light rain with a pressure reading of 98.8 kPa, indicating a falling trend.

The temperature stands at a cool 6.2°C with nearly saturated humidity at 99%. A brisk north-northeast wind is blowing at 30 km/h, with visibility extending to 10 kilometres despite the precipitation.

Expected Conditions

Today, Sudbury will see rain that could be heavy at times, expecting to accumulate 15 to 25 mm. Winds from the north will intensify around noon, reaching speeds of 50 km/h and gusting up to 70 km/h, with temperatures peaking at a modest 8°C.

The UV index will be low at 1.

Tonight, the rainfall may mix with snow, contributing an additional 5 mm of precipitation. Northern winds will remain strong at 50 km/h, gusting to 70 km/h. Temperatures will hold steady near plus 1°C.

Tomorrow’s Forecast

Saturday, April 13, will see a shift as morning rain and snow taper off, leading to clearing skies. The northwest wind will blow at 30 km/h, gusting to 60 km/h, with a high of 10°C. Nighttime will bring cloudy periods and a 30% chance of showers, with temperatures dropping to plus 1°C.

Sunday’s outlook promises a mix of sun and clouds with a 30% chance of showers and a high of 13°C. The night is expected to be clear with temperatures cooling down to minus 1°C.

Wardrobe Recommendations

With the transition from rain to potential snow:

  • Waterproof and insulated jackets are essential.
  • Layering remains important, especially with variable conditions.
  • Sturdy, waterproof footwear will help navigate wet or snowy conditions.

Weather Trivia

Did you know? Sudbury often experiences rapid weather shifts in early spring, moving from snow to rain within hours, exemplifying Canada’s diverse and sometimes unpredictable climate patterns.

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