Official conditions (via the Western Head* wx station) @ 7:00 AM:
-3.2°C, Humidity 90%, Wind: W 9 km/h
We had more cool weather here yesterday with the high only hitting +5C.There were a few brief periods of light flurry activity but generally it was clear.The evening was clear and calm,perfect weather for sky watching.
Last night's sky:
The cool weather will be sticking around for the next few days and more flurries are a good possibility.We should see a slight warm up by next Tuesday.
Forecasts for our area issued by Environment Canada :
(Normals: Max +5°C / Min -3°C)
Sunny with cloudy periods. Increasing cloudiness near noon with 60 percent chance of flurries this afternoon. Wind becoming northwest 30 km/h gusting to 50 near noon. High plus 1. UV index 3 or moderate.
Cloudy with 40 percent chance of flurries. Wind northwest 30 km/h gusting to 50. Low minus 5.
Cloudy with sunny periods. 30 percent chance of flurries in the morning and afternoon. Wind northwest 30 km/h gusting to 50. High zero.
A mix of sun and cloud. Low minus 4. High plus 1.
The marine forecast:
Wind west 15 to 20 knots increasing to 25 to 30 this afternoon. A few
flurries ending Sunday afternoon. Visibility 1 mile or less in
flurries. Temperatures near minus 2.
Today's Weather Trivia:
26 March 1830: One of the most violent snowstorms and gales in 20 years struck Halifax, NS. It was called a "perfect hurricane." High-tide waters rose to an unusual height, covering wharves and sweeping away everything before it. The lower floors in most houses were flooded. A distillery with its wharf and several buildings were submerged. Several fine horses were drowned. -Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by David Phillips. © Environment Canada
Solar Activity: Solar activity is expected to be low.
AURORA ('Northern Lights') WATCH: Auroral activity will be ACTIVE.
Next ISS visible sightings:
Date and Time
(Degrees above horizon)
Sun Mar 27
10 above S
18 above ESE
The Moon is at last quarter today, three-fourths of the way through its month-long cycle of phases. Sunlight illuminates exactly half of the lunar hemisphere that faces our way.
* 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.