Calgary Weather: Mixed Skies and Showers as Stampede Draws Near

9058
Indian Village 2016. Photo Credit: Bill Marsh / Calgary Stampede
Indian Village 2016. Photo Credit: Bill Marsh / Calgary Stampede

Current Weather Conditions

Observed at Calgary International Airport

As of 3:00 AM MDT on Wednesday, July 3, 2024, Calgary is experiencing a light rain shower with a temperature of 10.5°C. The dew point stands at 9.3°C, leading to a humidity level of 92%. Winds are coming from the west-northwest at 15 km/h, and visibility is at 8 km. The barometric pressure is 101.7 kPa and rising, indicating improving conditions.

Today’s Forecast

Morning to Afternoon

Expect a mix of sun and cloud throughout the day, transitioning to cloudy conditions by the afternoon. There’s a 30% chance of showers late in the afternoon, with a risk of thunderstorms. The high temperature will reach 19°C. With a UV index of 6, considered high, it is advisable to wear sunscreen if you plan to be outdoors.

Evening

The evening will be mainly cloudy with a 30% chance of showers and a risk of thunderstorms early in the evening. The low will be around 11°C.

Extended Forecast

Thursday, July 4

The weather will be sunny with a high of 23°C. However, cloudy periods with a 30% chance of showers are expected at night, and the temperature will drop to 12°C. A perfect day to enjoy the Calgary Stampede festivities.

Friday, July 5

A mix of sun and cloud is forecasted with a 30% chance of showers. The high will be 23°C. Cloudy periods with a 30% chance of showers will continue into the night, with temperatures dipping to 12°C.

Wardrobe Suggestions

Given the mixed weather, layering is key. A light rain jacket will be handy for the showers, and comfortable, breathable clothing is ideal for the warmer daytime temperatures. Don’t forget to carry sunscreen and a hat to protect against the UV rays.

Weather Trivia

Did you know that Calgary holds the record for the most sunshine of any major city in Canada, with an average of 2,396 hours of sunshine annually? Despite the frequent summer showers, Calgary’s sunshine is a hallmark of its weather.

Previous articleVancouver Weather: Clear Skies and Rising Temperatures
Next articleSaskatoon Weather: Sunny Skies and Afternoon Showers