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WEATHER: Thursday, May 4 – Showers ending, then sun, but northwest wind

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Environment Canada is forecasting a few showers until about 9 a.m., then clearing to give a sunny day, but also a gusty northwest wind to keep temperatures in the normal range.

The early morning temperature range on P.E.I. this morning has been a seasonal +6.5C in Charlottetown, to 4.4 in East Point.

The Confederation Bridge is open to all traffic, running smoothly, with no wind warnings.

All flights into and out of Charlottetown Airport are forecast to be on time across the FlyPEI board.

            WEATHER TODAY: A few showers ending early this morning around 9 a.m.,then clearing.

            WIND: Northwest, strong, gusting to 50 to mid-afternoon, then settling to northwest, then west light.

            TEMPERATURE: Rising to maybe reach +11 by mid-afternoon, and holding there through the evening.

            UV INDEX: 6 (high)

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

Tonight’s predictions:

            Clear. Becoming partly cloudy after midnight.

            TEMPERATURE: 5.

            WIND: Light from the west, then southwest.

Tomorrow’s forecast for Friday, May 4:

            Mix of sun and cloud. Becoming cloudy near noon.

            TEMPERATURE: High +13.

            WIND: Becoming southwest, medium in the morning.

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First light, twilight – 5:21 a.m.

Official Sunrise – 5:55 a.m. (One week ago it was 6:04 a.m.)

Official Sunset – 8:24 p.m. (One week ago it was 8:16 p.m.)

Last light, twilight – 8:58 p.m.

Moonrise – 2:02 p.m., moonset at 3:14 a.m. tomorrow.

The official length of daylight today is 14 hours and 30 minutes.

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The highest temperature on record for May 4 on P.E.I. is +25.7 set in 1999.

The lowest temperature on record for this date is –4.4 set in 1954.

On this date in 1985, 9.8 centimeters of snow fell at Charlottetown.

For May 4 on P.E.I. the average high is +11.3

Average low for this date is +1.8.

The hot spot in Canada early this morning is Lyton, B.C. where it was +14.1.

The coldest spot this morning nationally is Cambridge Bay, Nunavut where it was –23.6.

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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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