Greater Sudbury Weather: Sunny Start with Potential Showers and Thunderstorms

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Current Conditions in Greater Sudbury

As of 6:00 AM EDT at Greater Sudbury Airport, the weather is mainly sunny with a temperature of 16°C. The barometric pressure stands at 101.1 kPa and is falling, suggesting a change in the weather pattern. The dew point is equal to the temperature at 15.7°C, resulting in a humidity level of 100%. A light southwest wind is blowing at 6 km/h, and visibility extends up to 32 km.

Today’s Forecast

Greater Sudbury will experience a mix of sun and cloud today, becoming cloudy near noon. There is a 30 percent chance of showers late this afternoon, along with the risk of thunderstorms. Fog patches that developed overnight will dissipate this morning. Winds will shift to the west at 20 km/h, gusting to 40 km/h this morning before becoming light again late in the afternoon. The high will reach 27°C, with a humidex making it feel like 31°C. The UV index is very high at 8, so sun protection is essential.

Tonight’s Weather

Tonight will be cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers early in the evening and a continued risk of thunderstorms. The temperature will drop to a low of 16°C.

Upcoming Weather

Friday, 5 July: The day will be cloudy with showers beginning around noon. Winds will be from the east at 20 km/h, becoming northerly at 20 km/h in the afternoon. The high will be 23°C, feeling like 28°C with the humidex. The UV index will be moderate at 5. The night will remain cloudy with a 60 percent chance of showers and a low of 15°C.

Saturday, 6 July: Expect cloudy skies with a 60 percent chance of showers. The high will be 21°C. The night will be cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers and a low of 14°C.

Historical Weather Fact

On this date, Greater Sudbury’s highest recorded temperature was 34.4°C in 1924, while the lowest was 3.1°C in 1951. These extremes highlight the variability of summer weather in the region.

Wardrobe Suggestions

With a mix of sun and cloud and warm temperatures, lightweight and breathable clothing is recommended. An umbrella or rain jacket might be necessary in case of afternoon showers or thunderstorms. Given the high UV index, sunscreen and sunglasses are essential. For the evening, a light jacket may be required as temperatures drop.

Weather Trivia

Did you know? Greater Sudbury is known for its rich mining history and is often referred to as the Nickel City. The city’s weather is influenced by its proximity to large water bodies, which can moderate temperatures and increase humidity.

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