Yesterday was a damp and foggy day with temps in the +7°C range.There were a few light showers through the day but generally it was just foggy.There was no change in conditions in the evening and overnight heavy rain began and it is still raining quite hard this morning.We are currently under a rainfall warning and 15 to 25 mm can be expected today.Temps will drop to near 0C tonight once the rain ends.Clearing is expected tomorrow with mild temps remaining until Monday.
Forecasts for our area issued by Environment Canada :
(Normals: Max +3°C / Min -6°C)
Rainfall warning in effect.
Rain ending near noon then a mix of sun and cloud. Amount 10 to 15 mm. Fog patches dissipating late this afternoon. Wind south 40 km/h gusting to 60 diminishing to 20 gusting to 40 this morning then becoming southwest 30 gusting to 50 this afternoon. Temperature falling to plus 4 this afternoon. UV index 3 or moderate.
Cloudy periods. Wind southwest 20 km/h gusting to 40. Low zero.
Sunny with cloudy periods. Increasing cloudiness late in the morning with 60 percent chance of showers in the afternoon and evening. Fog patches developing early in the evening. Wind southwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming light late in the afternoon. High 8.
A mix of sun and cloud. Low minus 3. High minus 2.
The marine forecast:
Wind southeast 25 knots veering to southwest 15 to 20 early this
morning then increasing to 25 late this afternoon. Wind diminishing
to southwest 15 to 20 Sunday morning. Rain and fog patches ending
this morning with a risk of thunderstorms. A few showers early this
afternoon. Chance of showers beginning near noon Sunday. Fog patches
forming Sunday afternoon.
Today’s Weather Trivia:
12 March 2007: Parks Canada issued extreme avalanche warnings for parts of Banff and Yoho national parks in the Rocky Mountains. Mudslides, avalanches, and high winds closed area highways. A snowboarder lost north of Lake Louise, AB, spent a night in a fierce snowstorm before being found. The Canmore, AB, man took a wrong turn amid heavy snowfall and ended up off course in a nearby valley. -Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada
· Solar Activity: Solar activity is expected to remain moderate for the next three days (11-13 March).
AURORA (‘Northern Lights’) WATCH: Auroral activity will be LOW.
Next ISS visible sightings:
(Degrees above horizon)
Fri Mar 25
11 above S
17 above ESE
Cancer, the crab, is well up in the east at nightfall and passes high overhead later on. Although it is part of the zodiac, its stars are dim. The brightest, Beta Cancri, is so faint you may not be able to see it from a suburb, let alone a city.
* The Western Head weather station is the official reporting station for this area.It is NOT located in Liverpool but is approx 10kms outside of town and on the seashore.The temperature difference between the town of Liverpool and the weather station can be quite large,especially in the summer months.