Issued: Monday, October 27, 2008 Covering: October 29 –November 5

The weather page is prepared by Daniel Bezte. Dan has a BA Honours degree in geography, specializing in climatology, from the U of W. He has taught climate and weather classes at the U of W, and is a guest climate expert on CJOB’s morning show with Larry Updike. Daniel runs a computerized weather station on his 10 acres near Birds Hill Park, which he plans to develop into a small vegetable and fruit hobby farm.

Daniel welcomes questions and comments at [email protected]

It looks like we are in for a repeat of last week’s weather. After the cold start to the week, which saw some of the coldest weather of the season, we should see a return to mild weather for most of this forecast period.

A building ridge of high pressure will help to push temperatures on Wednesday and Thursday toward the top end of the usual temperature range for this time of the year. On Friday it looks like a cold front will move through and drop temperatures back down towards the zero mark for highs. This cold front will be followed by another ridge of high pressure, which looks to control our weather over the weekend and into the first half of next week.

Under this ridge of high pressure we should see plenty of late-fall sunshine and warming temperatures. Things will start off fairly cool on Saturday but by Sunday we should once again see high temperatures pushing the top end of the usual temperature range for this time of the year. These mild conditions look like they will continue until Tuesday or Wednesday before the models show an area of low pressure moving in.

Looking further ahead, the weather models are hinting that the mild weather will continue, with a chance of some measurable rain during the second half of next week.

Usual temperature range for this period: Highs: 1 to 11C. Lows: -10 to 0C.

Probability of precipitation falling as snow: 60 per cent.

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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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