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WEATHER- Wednesday, Feb. 14: Warm, mix of sun, cloud; rare mix of celebrations

Mix of cloud and sun today.  ©THE GUARDIAN
A mix of sun and cloud today. ©THE GUARDIAN

Today is both Valentine's Day and Ash Wednesday which is traditionally a day of fasting but despite the dilemma, that has not occurred since 1945, Environment Canada is predicting warm weather as southerly winds blow across the Island.

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he wind began its change from a generally northerly direction, around to southerly directions about 8 p.m. last night. Temperatures began to rise overnight and will likely reach about +2 by late afternoon.

Confederation Bridge is currently open to all traffic with no warnings in place.

FlyPEI shows all arrivals and departures are on time today. Check the airport web site for updates.

On P.E.I. today, early morning temperatures ranged from a high of -7.4 at North Cape to a low of -9.6 at Harrington.

WEATHER TODAY: 

    A mix of sun and cloud.

    TEMPERATURE: Up to maybe +2 by late afternoon.

    WIND: Southwest, increasing to gusts up to 60.

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LIVE STREAM of downtown Charlottetown to see weather conditions there, courtesy of the P.E.I. government and The Guild.

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TONIGHT’S PREDICTIONS:

    Mainly cloudy.

    TEMPERATURE: Down again, to around -4.

    WIND: Southwest, becoming light overnight

TOMORROW’S FORECAST FOR THURSDAY, FEB. 15:

    Cloudy.

    TEMPERATURE: Another day above zero, this time up to +3.

    WIND: Continuing southwest, medium.

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First light – 6:12 a.m.

Civil twilight – 6:47

Official Sunrise – 7:18 a.m.

Official Sunset – 5:35 p.m.

Civil twilight ends – 6:06 p.m.

Last light – 6:42 p.m.

Moon – RIses this morning at 6:39 a.m., and sets late this afternoon, as 4:29 p.m.

The official length of daylight today is 10 hours, 18 minutes.

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The highest temperature on record for Feb. 14 on P.E.I. is +8.9 set in 1971.

The lowest temperature on record for this date is –25.8 set in 2003.

For Feb. 14 on P.E.I., the average high is –3.5.

Average low for this date is -12.7.

The hot spot in Canada this morning was at Kindakun Rocks in B.C. where it was +6.3.

The coldest spot anywhere in Canada early this morning was at Wekweeti, Northwest Territories, where it was -42.8.

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Below is a live-stream camera view courtesy of Confederation Bridge to give a sense of weather conditions at that location.

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