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WEATHER: FRIDAY, JAN. 19: Sun, cloud with windchill

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

Environment Canada is predicting a mix of sun and cloud today but a nippy northwest wind will give feel-like temperatures around -14C.

For the weekend, early predictions are for snow on Saturday, warm both days.

The Confederation Bridge currently open to all traffic with no warnings.

The Charlottetown Airport is showing that all but one flight is on time. There is a delay of about half an hour for Air Canada #7519 leaving Charlottetown for Toronto. It was to leave at 12:25 but is not set to depart at 12:50. Check the airport web site for updates.

On P.E.I. today there is a wide variation of early morning temperatures, from a high of -2.0 at East Point, to a low of -14.3 in Maple Plains.

WEATHER TODAY:

    Sunny. Becoming a mix of sun and cloud this morning.

    TEMPERATURE: Up to around -7 by late morning before dropping slowly all afternoon. Windchills up to -15 when school gets out.

    WIND:  Northwest, gusting to 40.

TONIGHT’S PREDICTIONS:

    Partly cloudy before becoming completely cloudy overnight.

    TEMPERATURE: Down around -12

    WIND: Northwest, becoming light this evening.

TOMORROW’S FORECAST FOR SATURDAY, JAN. 20:

    Cloudy. Snow beginning early in the morning, then ending late in the afternoon. Amount 5 to 10 cm.

    TEMPERATURE: High might reach +1

    WIND: Becoming south, gusting to 50 in the morning then becoming west  gusting to 50 in the afternoon.

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First light – 6:38 a.m.

Civil twilight – 7:15

Official Sunrise – 7:49 a.m.

Official Sunset – 4:57 p.m.

Civil twilight ends – 5:31 p.m.

Last light – 6:08 p.m.

Moon – Still a tiny sliver, will rise at 9:39 a.m., and sets this afternoon at 6:37 p.m.

The official length of daylight today is 9 hours, 8 minutes.

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The highest temperature on record for Jan. 19 on P.E.I. is +10.6 set in 1996.

The lowest temperature on record for this date is –23.9 set in 1971.

For Jan. 19 on P.E.I., the average high is –3.6.

Average low for this date is -13.0.

The hot spot in Canada this morning was at both Bonilla Island and at Cumshewa Island in B.C. where it was +8.3.

The coldest spot anywhere in Canada early this morning was at Kugaaruk Airport, Nunavut where it was -40.6.

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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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