Issued: Monday, April 22, 2009 Covering: April 22 –April 29

Here we go again. The weather models are continuing to do their flip-flop between warm and cold weather as I described last week. While this may be annoying, it is really just a part of spring weather in this part of the world. Summer weather wants to move in but winter tends to be stubborn, wanting to stick around for just a little while longer. It seems like it has been a long time since we have seen that “perfect” spring weather hasn’t it?

Well, perfect spring weather looks as if it will be eluding us for a while longer. It looks as if winter will make one last push late next week. Low pressure will move across Central Canada during the middle of the week bringing mild air to southern regions on Wednesday and possibly Thursday. Then a cool Arctic high pressure will work southwards behind this low and will help to bring cooler-than-average temperatures back into our region for the last part of next week. We may see some showers or wet snow on Friday as an area of low pressure slides by to our south.

Under the strong, late-April sunshine we should slowly see temperatures rising back towards the long-term averages by Sunday. Right now it doesn’t look like we will see the persistent low clouds like we were stuck with last week, so we should see plenty of sun.

The first half of next week should see mainly sunny skies and near-average temperatures as high pressure settles across the region. While any strong surge of warm air from out south appears to be cut off, plenty of sunshine should provide for some nice end of April weather.

Usual temperature range for this period: Highs: +7 to +20C Lows: -4 to +6C

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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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