Mike’s Monday Outlook: Some ‘normal’ April temperatures would be nice

April can’t seem to warm up.

The snow is essentially gone from southern Manitoba but temperatures have stayed well below normal so far this month.

In Winnipeg, the daily mean average temperature through April 19 is -1.4 degrees Celsius. Normally, this month averages out to be 4.4 C based on Environment and Climate Change Canada statistics.

While some slightly warmer weather is on the way, it’s because the city has had temperatures in the double digits only four times that this is a valid statement — on April 10, the temperature was 9.9 C.

This week, there will be a couple of low-pressure systems making their way from northern Alberta through to Manitoba.

Another system will follow a similar path later in the week, potentially bringing more rain than snow around southern Manitoba as temperatures are expected to warm up slightly around the middle of the week. Precipitation amounts will again be light.

As you can see, temperatures will be closer to normal later in the week but the warmer, more spring-like temperatures will have us waiting a bit longer.



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