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WEATHER: WEDNESDAY, April 25 – Record temperatures set yesterday, warm again today

Mix of cloud and sun today.  ©THE GUARDIAN
Mix of cloud and sun today. ©THE GUARDIAN

Environment Canada records all-time record high temperatures yesterday at the St. Peters and East Point weather stations.

Yesterday at East Point it was 19.7C, a significant jump up from the previous record of 17.0 set in 1986.

Yesterday it was 20.0 in St. Peters, again a significant jump from the previous record of 17.0 also set in 1996.

In Charlottetown yesterday the high was 18.3 around 3 p.m. That ties the record of 18.3 set in 1943.

Today looks like it will be mostly cloudy with a bit of sun and warm again, with a high around 15 except along parts of the coast.

Tomorrow is predicted to start with cloud with rain later in the morning.

The Confederation Bridge is currently open to all traffic, with no warnings.

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On P.E.I. today, early morning temperatures ranged from a high of +7.4 in Stanhope, to a low of +4.2 in Summerside.

WEATHER TODAY:

    Mainly cloudy.

    TEMPERATURE: 15, except 9 in onshore winds.

    UV INDEX: 5 (moderate).

    WIND: Southwest, gusting to 40.

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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

    Cloudy.

    TEMPERATURE: +6.

    WIND: South, becoming southeast, gusting to 40 overnight.

TOMORROW’S FORECAST FOR THURSDAY, April 26:

    Cloudy. Rain beginning late in the morning, with amounts around 5 to 10 mm. Fog patches developing late in the morning.

    TEMPERATURE: high reaching 13, except steady near 8 along parts of the coast.

    WIND: South, becoming southeast near noon, gusting to 50.

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First light – 4:57 a.m.

Civil twilight – 5:37 a.m.

Official Sunrise – 6:09 a.m.

Official Sunset – 8:12 p.m.

Civil twilight ends – 8:44 p.m.

Last light – 9:24 p.m.

Length of Day – 14 hours, 3 minutes.

Moon – The moon rises this afternoon at 3:18 p.m., and sets tomorrow at 4:52 a.m.

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The highest temperature on record for April 25 on P.E.I. is +22.0 set in 2009.

The lowest temperature on record for this date is -6.7 set in 1967.

For April 25 on P.E.I., the average high is +8.9.

Average low for this date is -0.3.

The hot spot in Canada this morning was at Saint-Anicet, Que. where it was +15.1.

The coldest spot anywhere in Canada early this morning remains at Pond Inlet, Nunavut where it was -30.0.

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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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