Canada 150 celebrated through sandcastles
From the symbolic maple leaf to lobsters holding cowboy hats, there was plenty of Canadian creativity on display during the Great Island Sandcastle competition this weekend.
Sun after fog clears, possible thunderstorm later in the day.
The forecast today is for sun and moderate summer temperatures, but very humid, changing to possible showers and thunder showers by mid afternoon.
Early morning temperatures on P.E.I. ranged been a high of 16.4C at both Summerside and Stanhope, to the cooler spot of 9.0 at North Cape.
The Confederation Bridge is open to all traffic and flowing smoothly with no wind advisories today.
All flights into and out of Charlottetown Airport are forecast to be on time today across the FlyPEI board.
Sunny this morning, then a mix of sun and cloud with a small chance of showers this afternoon. A risk of thundershowers this afternoon, starting about 2 p.m. Fog patches dissipating this morning.
TEMPERATURE: High 26 with a feel-like humidex of 34
WIND: Light, with lots of variability, starting out southwest, then becoming northeast, light.
UV INDEX: 9 (very high)
Partly cloudy with fog patches.
TEMPERATURE: Low of around 17.
WIND: Southwest, light.
TOMORROW’S FORECAST FOR TUESDAY, JULY 18:
A mix of sun and cloud.
TEMPERATURE: High of maybe 26 and again humid with a Humidex of 33.
WIND: Backing to south, light, around noon.
First light – 4:12 a.m.
Civil twilight – 5:00
Official Sunrise – 5:37 a.m. (One week ago it was 5:31 a.m.)
Official Sunset – 9:00 p.m. (One week ago it was 9:05 p.m.)
Civil twilight ends – 9:37 p.m.
Last light – 10:25 p.m.
Moon rises – 12:59 a.m., moon sets at 2:34 p.m.
The official length of daylight today is 15 hours, 21 minutes and 7 seconds.
The highest temperature on record for July 17 on P.E.I. is 31.2 set in 1999.
The lowest temperature on record for this date is 8.5 set in 2002.
For July 17 on P.E.I. the average high is 23.5
Average low for this date is 14.0.
The hot spot in Canada early this morning was at Deerwood, Man. where it was +25.6.
The cold spot early this morning nationally was at Qikiqtarjuaq in Nunavut where it was –0.8.
Below is a live-stream camera view courtesy of Confederation Bridge to give a sense of weather conditions at that location.