While it seemed like Weyburn was going to be inundated with rain late last week, the Colorado low that passed through the region brought 11.9 millimetres of precipitation, according to Environment Canada. With the system moved on, now things are expected to warm up over the next few days as we head into the Victoria Day long weekend.
“Some sunny, dry weather would be good because I know you guys have the soil moisture down there that’s quite wet just because you did have that low pressure come through in April that gave a lot of precipitation and now this particular one,” explained Terri Lang, a meteorologist with Environment and Climate Change Canada.
The weather should be extremely sunny, with temperatures into the mid- to high-20s. The only exception is expected to be Thursday, with cloudy skies and a high of 19° in the forecast.
With the sunshine comes another concern not many people may have thought of coming out of the winter, and a relatively cloudy spring at times – the UV index. The forecast is calling for a UV index of 8 or higher, which means unprotected skin can burn quickly.
“Put on the sunscreen before heading out,” Lang recommended. “Make sure to drink lots of water and seek shade, especially during the high sun times and the warmest part of the day, both of which do not coordinate.”
The high sun times are generally between 12:00 and 1:00 p.m., while the hottest part of the day is the late afternoon.
You can keep up to date with the latest forecast by visiting the Discover Weyburn Weather page.