Thunder Bay Weather Outlook: Sunny Days and Overnight Showers

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Marina Park on May 30 2024
Marina Park on May 30 2024

Current Conditions in Thunder Bay

As of 7:00 AM EDT on Thursday, May 30, 2024, Thunder Bay is experiencing mainly sunny conditions with a chilly temperature of 1.6°C. Observations from Thunder Bay Airport indicate a barometric pressure of 102.4 kPa and rising. The dew point is 1.0°C, leading to a high relative humidity of 96%. Winds are light, blowing from the west at 7 km/h, with excellent visibility extending to 32 km.

Today’s Forecast

Thursday, May 30, 2024

Today will be predominantly sunny in Thunder Bay, with the temperature rising significantly from the morning chill to reach a high of 20°C by the afternoon. With a UV index of 7, which is considered high, it’s important to wear sunscreen if you plan to be outdoors.

Tonight, the sky will initially remain clear, but increasing cloudiness is expected overnight. There is a 60 percent chance of showers before morning. The low temperature will be around 7°C.

Friday, May 31, 2024

Friday will bring mainly cloudy conditions with a 60 percent chance of showers in the morning. Winds will shift to the south, becoming 20 km/h and gusting up to 40 km/h late in the morning. The high temperature is expected to reach 22°C. The UV index remains high at 7, so sun protection measures are advisable.

The night will remain cloudy with a low of 8°C.

Remember, Friday night is the opening home game for the Thunder Bay Border Cats. First pitch is 7:35 pm at Port Arthur stadium.

Historical Weather Data

On May 30, Thunder Bay has seen a variety of temperatures. The highest recorded temperature on this date was 30.0°C, while the lowest was -2.0°C. Today’s conditions are moderate compared to these historical extremes, offering a pleasant and sunny day after a chilly start.

Wardrobe Suggestions

Given the current and forecasted conditions, a warm jacket or sweater is recommended for the early morning hours due to the chilly temperatures. As the day warms up, lighter clothing such as a t-shirt and jeans or shorts would be suitable. Sunglasses and sunscreen are essential due to the high UV index. For the evening, a light jacket may be necessary as temperatures drop and showers are expected overnight.

Weather Trivia

Did you know? Thunder Bay, known as “The Lakehead” due to its location at the head of the Great Lakes, experiences significant temperature fluctuations influenced by Lake Superior. The lake’s cooling effect can lead to chilly mornings and warm, sunny afternoons, particularly noticeable in the spring and early summer.

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