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WEATHER- Tuesday, Feb. 27: Mainly sunny to start, then clouds

Mix of cloud and sun today.  ©THE GUARDIAN
Starting with sun, ending with clouds and possible flurries. ©THE GUARDIAN

Environment Canada is predicting that temperatures will rise above zero today by about noon, with sun to begin the day and a chance of flurries to end it.

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

FlyPEI shows one flight from, then to Halifax is delayed by almost two hours. All other flights are showing to be on time. Check the airport web site for updates.

On P.E.I. today, early morning temperatures ranged from a high of +0.3 at East Point to a low of -3.0 in Summerside.

WEATHER TODAY:

    Mainly sunny. Increasing cloudiness this afternoon then a medium chance of flurries late this afternoon.

    TEMPERATURE: up to +2.

    WIND: Northwest gusting to 40, becoming west, medium, early 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:

    Cloudy with 30 percent chance of flurries early this evening then partly cloudy.

    TEMPERATURE: Down to -9.

    WIND: Light and variable, from around the southwest, backing to southeast.

TOMORROW’S FORECAST FOR WEDNESDAY, FEB. 28:

    Cloudy. Periods of snow beginning early in the morning and ending late in the afternoon. Amount 2 to 4 cm.

    TEMPERATURE: Up to around -1.

    WIND: East medium,  becoming northeast in the afternoon.

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First light – 5:51 a.m.

Civil twilight – 6:26 a.m.

Official Sunrise – 6:56 a.m.

Official Sunset – 5:55 p.m.

Civil twilight ends – 6:25 p.m.

Last light – 7:00 p.m.

Moon – The moon rises this afternoon at 3:10 p.m., and sets tomorrow at 6:09 a.m.

The official length of daylight today is 10 hours, 58 minutes.

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The highest temperature on record for Feb. 27 on P.E.I. is +8.4 set in 2000.

The lowest temperature on record for this date is –24.4 set in 1973.

For Feb. 27 on P.E.I., the average high is –2.0.

Average low for this date is -10.6.

The hot spot in Canada this morning was at both Discovery Island and Victoria Harbour B.C. where it was +5.8.

The coldest spot anywhere in Canada early this morning was at Cape Liverpool, Nunavut, where it was -35.1.

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Below is a live-stream camera view courtesy of Confederation Bridge to give a sense of weather conditions at that location.

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