It was a wet and windy day here yesterday with 32.2 mm of rain measured at the Western Head weather station.Temps were very mild and were near 17C for the day.Evening temps were only a few degrees cooler.
It is currently raining heavily and expected to continue into tomorrow.Another 80mm is possible before it ends.The wind has abated somewhat but is still gusting briskly by times.
The mild temps are expected to last into next week.
The forecast for our area issued by Environment Canada :
(Normals: Max 9C / Min 1C)
Rainfall warning in effect.
Rain at times heavy. Amount 30 mm. Fog patches. Temperature steady near 11.
Rain at times heavy. Amount 25 mm. Fog patches. Temperature steady near 11.
Rain at times heavy. Amount 25 mm. Fog patches. High 13.
Showers. Low 11. High 13.
Today’s Weather Trivia:
6 November 1912:1912: The mail ship Royal George from Bristol, UK, crashed on treacherous shoals in thick fog near Ile d'Orleans (QC). It was her last trip of the season in the St Lawrence. In order to reach Montreal in time to allow landing of her passengers in compliance with existing immigration regulations, the vessel came up the river at full speed. The passengers and crew were all safe. – Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada
ISS visible sightings:
Date: Sunday, November 07, 2010
Time: 06:55 PM Duration: Less than 1 minute Maximum Elevation: 20° Approach: 17° above NNW Departure: 20° above NNW
The constellation Perseus climbs high across the sky on autumn nights. Among other wonders, it is home to a beautiful red nebula whose outline resembles the state of California. It is 65 light-years long and almost 1,500 light-years from Earth.
AURORA (‘Northern Lights’) WATCH: Auroral activity will be quiet.