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WEATHER- Friday, March 2: Mainly sunny

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

Environment Canada is forecasting a mainly sunny day today, after a small chance of flurries or freezing rain early this morning. 

Winds will be chilly, backing from the east to north east with gusts to 50, giving a feel-like windchill of -3C.

Confederation Bridge is currently open to all traffic with no warnings in place.

FlyPEI shows all flights arriving and departing Charlottetown airport to be on time today. Check the airport web site for updates.

On P.E.I. today, early morning temperatures ranged from a high of -0.3 in Summerside and also at Stanhope and East Point, to a low of -1.9 in North Cape.

WEATHER TODAY: 

    Clearing early this morning, then mostly sunny.

    TEMPERATURE: Up to +4.

    WIND: East, gusting to 40, becoming northeast gusting to 50 this afternoon.

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LIVE STREAM of downtown Charlottetown to see weather conditions there, courtesy of the P.E.I. government and The Guild.

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TONIGHT’S PREDICTIONS:

    Increasing cloudiness with a good chance of rain showers or flurries changing to a very good chance of flurries near midnight. Risk of freezing drizzle this evening and overnight.

    TEMPERATURE: Hovering around 0.

    WIND: Northeast, gusting to 50, except gusting to 70 along parts of the coast late this evening and overnight.

TOMORROW’S FORECAST FOR SATURDAU, March 3:

    Cloudy with good chance of flurries or rain showers in the morning and early in the afternoon, then a mix of sun and cloud.    

    TEMPERATURE: Up to +3.

    WIND: Northeast gusting to 60, except gusting to 80 along parts of the coast.

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First light – 5:46 a.m.

Civil twilight – 6:20 a.m.

Official Sunrise – 6:51 a.m.

Official Sunset – 5:59 p.m.

Civil twilight ends – 6:29 p.m.

Last light – 7:04 p.m.

Moon – The moon rises this evening at 6:53 p.m., and sets tomorrow at 7:51 a.m.

The official length of daylight today is 11 hours, 8 minutes.

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The highest temperature on record for March 2 on P.E.I. is +8.9 set in 1991.

The lowest temperature on record for this date is –23.3 set in 2001.

For March 2 on P.E.I., the average high is –1.5.

Average low for this date is -10.0.

The hot spot in Canada this morning was at Sheringham Point, B.C. where it was +6.6.

The coldest spot anywhere in Canada early this morning was at Burwash, North West Territories where it was -37.2.

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The live-stream camera view courtesy of Confederation Bridge is not working at this time.

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