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UPDATE: Freezing rain warning ends for P.E.I.

Cloudy and showers forecast for today.
Rain and showers forecast for today. ©THE GUARDIAN

Environment Canada has ended its freezing rain warning for all of Prince Edward Island.

Schools were cancelled for the day in anticipation of slippery roads.

Maritime Electric reported just after 8 a.m. that there were three customers without power. Two are on the north shore of Queens County. The other on the eastern boarder of Queens county between Culloden and Mount Vernon. Power was quickly restored.

Temperatures are expected to slowly rise to about 5 C as the day goes on.

There may be ice accumulating in the northern and eastern-most areas of the province early this morning.

Wednesday might see clouding over with a good chance of showers again in the afternoon.

The Confederation Bridge is currently restricting high-sided vehicles due to high winds.  

The Charlottetown Airport shows that both flights by Sunwing to and from Puerto Plata are on a delay today. Check the airport web site for updates.

On P.E.I. today, early morning temperatures ranged from a high of 1.8 C at Summerside, to a low of 0 C at North Cape.

WEATHER TODAY:

    Freezing rain or rain changing to rain this morning. Fog patches developing this afternoon. Rainfall amount 5 to 10 mm.

    TEMPERATURE: 5 C.

    WIND: Southeast, gusting to 50 km/h, increasing gusts up to 70 this afternoon.

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Cindy Day, SaltWire Network’s chief meteorologist, will have the latest weather details throughout today at www.theguardian.pe.ca/weather as well as on Facebook and Twitter. Full video weather forecasts are available at 11:15 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

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

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TONIGHT’S PREDICTION

    Rain ending near midnight then partly cloudy. Fog patches dissipating overnight. Rain amounts around 5 mm.

    TEMPERATURE: +2.

    WIND: Southeast, gusting to 70, becoming southwest, light to medium, near midnight.

TOMORROW’S FORECAST FOR WEDNESDAY, April 18:

    Becoming cloudy in the morning with 60 percent chance of showers in the afternoon.

    TEMPERATURE: 6 C.

    WIND: Southwest, light to medium.

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First light – 5:13 a.m.

Civil twilight – 5:51 a.m.

Official Sunrise – 6:23 a.m.

Official Sunset – 7:56 p.m.

Civil twilight ends – 8:01 p.m.

Last light – 8:33 p.m.

Length of Day – 13 hours and 38 minutes.

Moon – The moon rises this morning at 7:38 a.m., and sets this afternoon 9:56 p.m.

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The highest temperature on record for April 17 on P.E.I. is 20.0 set in 1973.

The lowest temperature on record for this date is -11.7 set in 2003.

For April 17 on P.E.I., the average high is +6.9.

Average low for this date is -1.1.

The hot spot in Canada this morning was nearby at Yarmouth, N.S. where it was +10.0.

The coldest spot anywhere in Canada early this morning was at Eureka, Nunavut where it was -32.8.

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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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