Issued: Monday, May 31, 2010 Covering: June 2 –June 9

Well, I knew there were going to be thunderstorms across southern Manitoba last weekend; what I did really believe was that some areas would see over 75 mm of rain.

For those of you hoping we are going to enter a nice drying-out period I’m afraid the news isn’t all that good. We should see sunny skies and good drying conditions during the middle of this week but then wet weather is forecast to move back in on Thursday or Friday. This system shouldn’t be overly wet, with only scattered showers expected, but at this point most of us do not need any more rain.

This shower weather looks like it might last into the weekend before things start to dry out again by Monday as high pressure builds in, bringing sunshine. We should see more sun than clouds to start next week and under the strong June sunshine, temperatures should warm into the mid-20s by Wednesday.

Looking beyond this period, the models keep trying to bring us back into an active weather pattern. They currently show an area of low pressure affecting us on Thursday and Friday of next week, followed by another low late in the weekend. Temperatures do not look too cool but with more clouds than sun, highs in the upper teens to low 20s would be the best you can expect. Let’s keep our fingers crossed that the models are wrong and that the weather pattern switches back to the dry, warm weather we saw earlier this spring.

Usual temperature range for this period: Highs: 17 to 27 C. Lows: 4 to 13 C.

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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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