Ottawa in for weather roller coaster this week

It’s going to be a weather roller coaster this week for the nation’s capital.

The week kicks off with very spring-like conditions, as Environment Canada predicts a mix of sun and cloud for Monday and a high 11 C. The skies will continue to clear over Ottawa Monday evening, with an overnight low 5 C.

Tuesday gets off to a sunny start, with increasing clouds, showers and strong winds for the afternoon. The weather agency says the forecast high is 16 C.

Periods of rain will continue overnight Tuesday with a low of zero.

Now, brace for Wednesday.

Environment Canada says both rain and snow is possible, with a high just 4 C.

Things turn around later this week with sunshine for both Thursday and Friday and highs of 10 and 17 C respectively.

Ottawa’s forecast:

  • Monday, Apr. 22: Sunny. Becoming a mix of sun and cloud this afternoon. High 11.
  • Monday night: Clear. Low plus 5.
  • Tuesday, Apr. 23: Mainly sunny. Increasing cloudiness early in the afternoon then showers. Wind south 20 km/h gusting to 60 becoming southwest 40 gusting to 70 in the afternoon. High 16.
  • Tuesday night: Periods of rain. Low zero.
  • Wednesday, Apr. 24: A mix of sun and cloud with 60 percent chance of rain or snow. High plus 4.
  • Wednesday night: Clear. Low minus 8.
  • Thursday, Apr. 25: Sunny. High 10.
  • Thursday night: Clear. Low plus 1.
  • Friday, Apr. 26: Sunny. High 17.
  • Friday night: Cloudy periods. Low 6.
  • Saturday, April 27: Cloudy. High 16.
  • Saturday night: Cloudy. Low 10.
  • Sunday, Apr. 28: Cloudy. High 20.

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