Record low temperature set Monday at P.E.I. location

Published on January 10, 2017

Cold weather hit P.E.I.

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ST. PETERS, P.E.I. – It was so cold on P.E.I. yesterday that an all-time record low was set at the official recording station in St. Peters.

It showed a low of -19.6 C, just nudging out the old record of -19 C set in 1999.  Records for that station have been kept since 1960, says Environment Canada.

On a national level, the highest temperature in Canada at this hour is at the weather station on Whaleback Rocks in the Northwest Territories where it is showing +4 C.

Here on P.E.I. Environment Canada is forecasting a mix of sun and cloud today, with a slight chance of flurries all through the day until suppertime.

Then the prediction is calling for partly cloudy through tonight until the chance of flurries comes back again tomorrow starting around 8 a.m.

The winds will be brisk from the South gusting to 50 kilometers per hour.

The high temperature might reach +2 C by midafternoon, dropping to –5 C through the night before rebounding back up again around 5 a.m., heading towards a high temperature forecast tomorrow afternoon of +4 C.

That temperature journey will give flurries tomorrow morning that might start about around 8 a.m. before a change over to showers late in the morning.

Winds tomorrow will again be from the south, with even stronger gusts than today.

Winds tomorrow will again be from the south, with even stronger gusts than today.

Confederation Bridge’s private forecaster says a restriction for high-sided vehicles is likely tomorrow, Wednesday, starting around 5 a.m. as gusting winds might reach 100 kilometres per hour. That wind-based restriction may stay in place until about 3 p.m., says bridge control.

Forecasters are also calling for showers at the bridge tomorrow between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. 

On the official records, the highest recorded temperature in Charlottetown for Jan. 10 was in 1999 at +6 C and the lowest was –24 C in 1960.