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WEATHER: THURSDAY, April 26 – Wet, windy

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

Environment Canada meteorologists predict today will be wet and windy as rain meets gusting southeast winds by this afternoon.

The Confederation Bridge has a warning out that it might need to put on wind restrictions today.

Tomorrow is forecast to be a very warm mix of sun and cloud with highs up near 18C.

The Confederation Bridge is currently open to all traffic, but says a wind restriction could possibly come into effect between 1 and 6 p.m.

The FlyPEI online page shows all flights into and out of Charlottetown are predicted to be on schedule. Check the airport web site for updates.

On P.E.I. today, early morning temperatures ranged from a high of +11.0 in Stanhope, to a low of +4.8 in North Cape.

WEATHER TODAY:

    Starting cloudy, then rain beginning around 9 a.m. Predicted amounts are around 5 to 10 mm. Fog could roll in around noon.

    TEMPERATURE: 13 except remaining steady near 8 along parts of the coast.

    WIND: Southwest, increasing to gusts around 60 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 this evening then cloudy with medium chance of showers with around 5mm predicted. Fog patches.

    TEMPERATURE: 8.

    WIND: Southwest, gusting to 60, then down to gusts of 40 around midnight.

TOMORROW’S FORECAST FOR FRIDAY, April 27:

    Mix of sun and cloud.

    TEMPERATURE: high reaching maybe 18, except steady near 8 with onshore winds

    WIND: Southwest, gusting to 40.

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First light – 4:55 a.m.

Civil twilight – 5:35 a.m.

Official Sunrise – 6:07 a.m.

Official Sunset – 8:13 p.m.

Civil twilight ends – 8:46 p.m.

Last light – 9:26 p.m.

Length of Day – 14 hours, 6 minutes.

Moon – The moon rises this afternoon at 4:28 p.m., and sets tomorrow at 5:20 a.m.

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The highest temperature on record for April 26 on P.E.I. is +21.1 set in 1982.

The lowest temperature on record for this date is -7.2 set in 1967.

For April 26 on P.E.I., the average high is +9.2.

Average low for this date is 0.5.

The hot spot in Canada this morning was at Malahat, BC. where it was +16.8.

The coldest spot anywhere in Canada early this morning remains at Pond Inlet, Nunavut where it was -30.2.

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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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