Vermilion Bay and Dryden Weather: Significant Rainfall and Thunderstorms Expected Today

Dryden Fire Base

Current Weather and Special Weather Statement

Current Conditions (as of 5:02 AM CDT, Friday, June 28, 2024)

Dryden is currently experiencing light rain with a temperature of 15°C, observed at Dryden Airport. The humidity is at 65%, with a dew point of 8.5°C. Winds are from the northeast at 9 km/h, and visibility is 16 km. The barometric pressure is 100.7 kPa. A Special Weather Statement is in effect, warning of significant rainfall throughout the day.

Special Weather Statement Details

Heavy rain, amounting to 30 to 45 mm, is expected from this morning through tonight, with locally higher amounts possible. The rain will move into northwestern Ontario this morning and reach areas north of Lake Superior later in the morning. The rain will taper to showers from west to east tonight. Heavy downpours may cause flash floods and water pooling on roads, and there is a risk of washouts near rivers, creeks, and culverts. For flood information, consult your local Conservation Authority or the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry office.

Weather Forecast

Friday, June 28, 2024

The day will see rain, at times heavy, with a risk of thunderstorms this afternoon. Local rainfall amounts are expected to be between 30 to 40 mm. Winds will become northeast at 20 km/h, gusting to 40 km/h this morning. The temperature will remain steady near 14°C, with a moderate UV index of 3.

Tonight’s Weather

Showers will continue into the night with a risk of thunderstorms early in the evening. Local rainfall amounts will range from 5 to 10 mm. Winds will remain from the northeast at 20 km/h, gusting to 40 km/h, but will become light overnight. The low temperature will drop to 8°C.

Weekend Weather Outlook

Saturday, June 29, 2024

Saturday will start with a few showers ending in the morning, followed by cloudy conditions. Winds will shift to the north at 20 km/h in the afternoon. The high temperature will be 17°C, with a moderate UV index of 4. The night will clear up with a low of 7°C.

Sunday, June 30, 2024

Sunday will be sunny with a high of 23°C, providing a warm and pleasant day. The night will remain clear with a low of 10°C.

Monday, July 1, 2024

Monday will bring a mix of sun and cloud with a high of 21°C, and a 30% chance of showers during the night with a low of 15°C.

Safety and Wardrobe Suggestions

Due to the significant rainfall and potential for thunderstorms, it’s essential to stay indoors if possible. If you need to go out, waterproof clothing and sturdy boots are necessary. Be cautious of potential flash floods and avoid driving through flooded areas. For the weekend, layered clothing will be suitable for the cooler temperatures, and as the weather improves, lighter clothing will be comfortable for Sunday’s warmer conditions. Don’t forget sunscreen for Sunday, as the sunny weather can lead to sunburns even with a high UV index.

Vermilion Bay and Dryden Weather Trivia

Did you know? Vermilion Bay and Dryden, located in northwestern Ontario, are known for their beautiful lakes and outdoor recreational opportunities. The weather in this region can be quite variable, often influenced by the large bodies of water nearby.

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