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Forecast – for Oct. 14, 2010

Last week’s forecast turned out to be pretty good. If anything, the weather ended up being even nicer than we thought it might be. Temperatures over the long weekend were above the long-term average and the only part of the forecast which was off a bit was that the area of low pressure forecast for Monday didn’t move through until Monday night into Tuesday morning.

This area of low pressure will be followed by an upper ridge of high pressure that’s forecast to build in again. This should continue to bring us plenty of sunshine along with warm temperatures. The ridge of high pressure looks as if it will peak over our region on Friday and this will be our best chance for seeing another 20 C-or-warmer day.

Over the weekend the upper ridge of high pressure will break down, allowing cooler air to move in from the northwest. On Sunday, a weak area of low pressure is forecast to move by to our south and it may bring some clouds and showers to southern regions.

High pressure then looks as if it will re-establish itself over most of western and central North America, bringing with it plenty of sunshine. High temperatures will range from the low to mid-teens, near the top end of the usual temperature range for this time of year.

Usual temperature range for this period: Highs:5 to 16 C. Lows:-5 to 4 C.

Chance of precipitation falling as snow: 25 per cent.

About the author

Co-operator contributor

Daniel Bezte

Daniel Bezte is a teacher by profession with a BA (Hon.) in geography, specializing in climatology, from the U of W. He operates a computerized weather station near Birds Hill Park.



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