Sunny and Cool Conditions Ahead

Winnipeg will see copious amounts of sunshine through the rest of the week, but seasonably cool temperatures have settled into the region.

Winnipeg’s forecast for the coming days is short but sweet: sunny. Other than a few passing clouds this morning, skies should stay essentially clear for the coming 3 days. Highs will slump to around 10°C with overnight lows dipping below freezing each night.

GDPS 2m Temperature Anomaly Forecast valid 00Z Friday May 8, 2020
Forecast temperature departure from normal. While parts of the western Prairies will see seasonably mild conditions, Manitoba will be locked into cooler weather.

Winds will be a bit breezy out of the north today at 20 to 30 km/h. Thursday will be the windiest day of the next three with northerly winds strengthening to 30 gusting 50 km/h. Winds will be lighter on Friday out of the north at 15 to 25 km/h. Winds will ease to light each of the coming nights.

Long Range Outlook

This cool weather is the result of a persistent upper-level flow that has ridging over the west coast and troughing over Hudson Bay and the eastern Arctic. This setup results in a north-northwest flow over Manitoba that supplies plenty of cool air to the region. This will continue until this upper-level pattern breaks down.

Unfortunately, there won’t be any major changes until sometime in the middle of next week when the Hudson Bay vortex begins to shift and break down.

Today’s seasonal daytime high in Winnipeg is 18°C while the seasonal overnight low is 4°C.


Brad lives in Winnipeg with his wife and two children and is the founder of A Weather Moment. He has loved weather from a very young age and has followed that passion through his life so far. He received a B.Sc. in Earth Sciences with Specialization in Atmospheric Sciences and is currently employed in the field of meteorology. You can find the author as WeatherInThePeg on Mastodon.