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Issued: Monday, June 29, 2009 Covering: July 1 –July 8

Last week I indicated that we could see some dicey weather last Friday as a trough of low pressure moved through our region. But as usual this year Mother Nature had to take things to the extreme again. As the trough pushed through our region an upper low caught up with it and helped to develop a larger, strong area of low pressure. This area of low pressure then slowed down and nearly stalled out over the weekend bringing some record one-day rainfalls to central and eastern regions of Manitoba.

For those regions that saw too much rain, this week’s forecast is looking pretty dry. It looks like we will be between weather systems for much of this forecast period. A disorganized area of low pressure is forecasted to linger out to our west with weak high pressure over our region. This should keep our skies on the sunny side with high temperatures in the low to mid-20s.

With this type of pattern I’m not expecting any heat waves to move back in, but it also does not look like any significant rain systems will affect us. We could see some clouds and the odd shower on Thursday or Friday but at this point it does not look very likely.

The weather for the weekend looks like it will continue to be pleasant. The next chance for any significant rainfall will be early next week as the models show the western low finally getting its act together and moving into our region.

Looking beyond this period, the models are showing the heat moving back in during the second half of next week with highs once again approaching the 30C mark.

Usual temperature range for this period: Highs: 21 to 31C Lows: 9 to 18C.

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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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