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WEATHER: Wednesday, Dec. 20: Rain showers, roads slushy; last day for ferry

Cloudy with flurries, then mostly cloudy with a chance of sun.
Cloudy with flurries, then mostly cloudy with a chance of sun. - SaltWire Network

Environment Canada is predicting a mixed set of weather today, with showers, possible flurries in some areas, then a mix of cloud of sun this afternoon before a risk of flurries again late this afternoon.

The rain on snow is making some lanes and traffic areas very slippery this morning.

Today is the last day of ferry service for Northumberland Ferries Ltd. There is just one sailing today from Wood Islands, and that will be at 8 a.m. bringing the 2017 season to an end.

The Confederation Bridge today is currently open to all traffic but a wind warning remains in effect. It says that restrictions against high-sided vehicles might need to be imposed anytime between noon today through until noon Thursday.

The Charlottetown Airport is showing all flights on time.

On P.E.I. today, early morning temperatures ranged from a high of +5.0 at East Point, to a low of -0.2 in Maple Plains.

WEATHER TODAY:

    A few rain showers or flurries ending early this morning, then a mix of sun and cloud before becoming a medium chance of flurries late this afternoon.

    TEMPERATURE: Falling to –2 this afternoon.

    WIND: West, gusting to 40, increasing to gusts up to 70 this morning.

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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:

    Partly cloudy with 30 percent chance of flurries.

    TEMPERATURE: –9

    WIND: West, gusting to 70

TOMORROW’S FORECAST FOR THURSDAY, DEC. 21:

    Mainly sunny.

    TEMPERATURE: Steady near ­–7

    WIND: West, gusting to 70

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First light – 6:39 a.m.

Civil twilight – 7:17

Official Sunrise – 7:52 a.m.

Official Sunset – 4:28 p.m.

Civil twilight ends – 5:03 p.m.

Last light – 5:41 p.m.

Moon – Moonrise today is 9:22 a.m., and moonset is at 6:48 p.m.

The official length of daylight today is 8 hours, 36 minutes.

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The highest temperature on record for Dec. 20 on P.E.I. is 12.4 set in 1996.

The lowest temperature on record for this date is -23.2 set in 1985.

For Dec. 20 on P.E.I., the average high is –0.8.

Average low for this date is -9.0.

The hot spot in Canada this morning was nearby, at Sable Island, N.S. where it was 7.1.

The coldest spot anywhere in Canada early this morning was at Cape Liverpool, Nunavut where it was –35.9.

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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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