Ottawa Weather Outlook: Mix of Sun and Clouds for May 2, 2024

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Ottawa’s Detailed Weather Forecast

OTTAWA – WEATHER – Today’s weather outlook for Ottawa, observed from the Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport as of 5:00 AM EDT, presents clear skies with a crisp early morning temperature of 7.9°C.

Atmospheric conditions show a humidity at saturation (100%), with dew point matching the current temperature, pointing at possible early morning fog.

The barometric pressure is at 101.0 kPa and rising, suggesting stable weather ahead. Winds are gentle from the north-northwest at 5 km/h, and visibility is excellent at 24 kilometers.

Today’s Weather Overview

Current Conditions

Ottawa enjoys clear skies this morning, though fog patches may be visible and are expected to dissipate as the day progresses. The city will experience a mix of sun and cloud throughout the day, with a 30% chance of showers by the afternoon.

Winds will pick up, shifting to the northwest and reaching speeds of 20 km/h. Temperatures are set to rise significantly, peaking at a comfortable 19°C. The UV index is moderate at 5, suggesting some need for sun protection during outdoor activities.

Tomorrow’s Forecast

Expected Conditions

On Friday, May 3, Ottawa will see another day of mixed sun and cloud with no significant precipitation expected during the day. The temperature will slightly increase, reaching a high of 20°C, under an east wind of 20 km/h. The UV index will spike to 8, indicating a very high need for sunscreen and protective wear if spending extended periods outdoors.

Friday night, the skies will turn cloudy with temperatures holding at a mild 11°C.

The weekend starts with overcast conditions on Saturday, May 4, with highs dropping to 15°C. The night introduces a higher chance of rain, with a 60% likelihood of showers and a low temperature around 10°C.

Sunday continues with cloudy skies throughout the day and a high near 18°C. Nighttime brings cloudy periods and a 40% chance of showers, cooling down to 9°C.

Wardrobe Recommendations

Given the variability in weather, layers are advisable, especially items that can transition from warm to cooler temperatures comfortably. A light, water-resistant jacket might be wise for the weekend’s unpredictable showers.

Weather Trivia

Ottawa’s record for the highest temperature ever recorded was a blistering 37.8°C in 2001, showcasing the wide range of weather conditions the city can experience throughout the year.

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