Edmonton weather: Ridiculous high of 21 C, chance of rain later

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A look at Thursday’s Edmonton weather by Environment Canada.

It’s 8.2 C at the Edmonton Blatchford weather station with 11 km/h winds out of the southwest.

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One more insanely gorgeous day on the schedule. Then things take a bit of a turn.

But before they do, forecasters are calling for sunny skies and a ridiculous daytime high of 21 C (the average for this time of year is 9 C by the way). However, by late afternoon the clouds will start to roll in and the winds will begin to whip up bringing a chance of showers that will stick around for the evening.

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Tomorrow will see a return to more seasonal temperatures but by Sunday we’re looking at a high of just 2 C, and by next week we see lows in the -9 C range. That’s quite the swing! So enjoy today. It’s likely summer’s swan song.

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Today’s forecast

Today: Sunny. Increasing cloudiness this afternoon then 30 per cent chance of showers late this afternoon. Wind becoming northwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 this afternoon. High 21 C. UV index 2 or low.

Tonight: Partly cloudy with 30 per cent chance of showers this evening. Clearing near midnight. Wind northwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming light late this evening. Low 7 C.

Tomorrow: Sunny. Wind becoming northwest 20 km/h in the morning. High 12. UV index 2 or low. Clear overnight. Low 0 C.

Sunrise: 8:08 a.m.

Sunset: 6:29 p.m.


Max: 9 C

Min: -1 C

On this day (1996-2022):

Highest temperature: 22.5 C in 2022

Lowest temperature: -8.5 C in 2004

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Yesterday’s temperature

High: 20.6 C

Low: 6.0 C

Precipitation: 0.0 mm

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