Windy Weather Brings Spring Warmth Back To Winnipeg

Spring warmth will gradually return to Winnipeg over a couple windy days.

The city will see a cool but pleasant day today as a ridge moves across the province. Temperatures will climb to a seasonably cool -1 °C with light northwest winds. Skies will stay clear tonight with a low near -7 °C with southerly winds increasing into the 20–30 km/h range.

A broad area of low pressure will begin building across the Prairies on Thursday, bringing warmer weather and much windier conditions. Southerly winds will strengthen through the day into the 40–50 km/h range with temperatures climbing to around 10 °C. Skies will stay mainly sunny through the day, but a few clouds will likely drift through the region in the afternoon. Moderate southerlies will persist on Thursday night in the 30–40 km/h range. Temperatures will head to a low near +2 °C.

RDPS 10m Wind Speed Forecast valid 21Z Thursday April 1, 2021
Moderate southerly winds will move through southern Manitoba on Thursday.

Spring warmth will arrive on Friday as a weak low crosses southern Manitoba. The southerly winds will gradually ease into the afternoon with temperatures climbing to a high near 16 °C. This low will bring mixed skies to the region, but it will be a dry system with no precipitation forecast. As the low passes, winds will pick back up out of the northwest in the 20–30 km/h range for the latter portion of the afternoon. Winds will ease in the evening with temperatures in Winnipeg heading to a low near -1 °C.

Long Range Outlook

Temperatures will stay mild this weekend with highs in the teens, but skies will become cloudier on Sunday as a deep upper trough begins to develop over western Canada. This will bring cloudier and weather into next week with the chance of rain showers across several days.

Today’s seasonal daytime high in Winnipeg is 5 °C while the seasonal overnight low is -6 °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 Twitter.