June 27, 2024 – Calgary Weather: Brace for Rain and Thunderstorms

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Indian Village 2016. Photo Credit: Bill Marsh / Calgary Stampede
Indian Village 2016. Photo Credit: Bill Marsh / Calgary Stampede

Current Conditions and Forecast for Calgary

Current Weather at Calgary International Airport

As of 5:00 AM MDT on Thursday, June 27, 2024, Calgary is experiencing mostly cloudy skies with a temperature of 12°C. The wind is blowing from the northeast at a light 4 km/h. The humidity is high at 93%, and the barometric pressure is 100.6 kPa and falling, indicating an approaching weather system. Visibility is good at 24 kilometers.

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Today’s Forecast: Heavy Rain and Thunderstorms

Thursday, June 27, 2024:

  • Morning: The day starts mainly cloudy, with rain beginning late this morning. Winds will shift to the north, increasing to 30 km/h and gusting up to 50 km/h. The temperature will rise to a high of 18°C.
  • Afternoon: There’s a risk of thunderstorms this afternoon, with the rain expected to bring around 10 mm of precipitation.
  • Evening: Rain continues with a further risk of thunderstorms, contributing an additional 15 mm of rainfall. The wind from the north will remain strong, with speeds up to 30 km/h and gusts reaching 50 km/h. The temperature will drop to a low of 9°C.

Rainfall Warning for Foothills and Kananaskis Village

A rainfall warning is in effect for areas in the foothills, including Kananaskis Village, where heavy rain and embedded thunderstorms are expected to begin this afternoon and intensify through the evening. Total rainfall amounts could reach between 50 to 80 mm. The rain will taper off by Friday morning.

Heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads, with localized flooding in low-lying areas being possible. Residents are advised to take necessary precautions and stay informed about the latest weather updates.

Looking Ahead: Rain Tapers Off, Sun Returns

Friday, June 28, 2024:

  • Morning: Rain will end by morning, leading to a mix of sun and clouds with a 30% chance of showers. There’s a risk of thunderstorms in the afternoon, adding up to 5 mm of precipitation. Winds from the north will remain at 30 km/h, gusting to 50 km/h, but will become light in the afternoon. The high will be around 18°C.
  • UV Index: The UV index will be 6, indicating high exposure.

Night: The skies will clear, with a low of 9°C.

Saturday, June 29, 2024:

  • Day: A sunny day is expected with a high of 21°C.
  • Night: Cloudy periods will return, with a low of 12°C.

Historical Weather Trivia for June 27

Calgary has experienced a variety of weather conditions on June 27 in the past. The highest recorded temperature for this date is 29.2°C, while the lowest is 3.5°C.

Wardrobe Suggestions

For today, wear waterproof clothing, including a raincoat and waterproof boots, to stay dry in the expected heavy rain. Layering is recommended to adapt to the cooler temperatures and gusty winds. For the upcoming days, lighter clothing will suffice, with a mix of sun-protective wear and layers to handle the fluctuating temperatures.

Interesting Weather Fact

Did you know? Calgary’s proximity to the foothills and the Rocky Mountains often subjects it to rapid weather changes. This includes the Chinook winds, which can cause sudden temperature increases, and significant rain events like the one expected today.

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