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Santa visits Cornwallis Park (Meghan Groff/HalifaxToday.ca)

Christmas Day will bring snow changing to ice pellets in the morning then to rain in the afternoon.

There is a risk of freezing rain early and fog patches later in the afternoon. Snow and ice pellets accumulate 2 to 4 cm and there will be 2 to 4 mm of rainfall.

Early in the morning the wind is northeast at 30 km/h, gusting to 50, shifting east and picking up to 50 km/h, gusting to 80 later in the morning then swinging southwest at 60 km/h, gusting to 90 in the afternoon.

The daytime high temperature is 8C.

Overnight skies are partly cloudy with a 30 per cent chance of showers early in the evening.

The wind shifts west and drops to 20 km/h after midnight and temperatures fall to a low of minus 8.



Current Weather

Light Rain

Light Rain

1.3°C

Pressure
99.8 falling
Visibility
3.2 km
Dewpoint
1.3 °C
Humidity
100%
Wind
SE 49 km/h
Gust
69 km/h

Radar Satellite


12 Hour Forecast

Today
5 PM
2°C
Rain
Today
6 PM
3°C
Rain
Today
7 PM
4°C
Rain
Today
8 PM
5°C
Rain
Today
9 PM
6°C
Rain
Today
10 PM
6°C
Cloudy
Today
11 PM
6°C
Cloudy
Tomorrow
12 AM
6°C
Cloudy
Tomorrow
1 AM
6°C
Mainly cloudy
Tomorrow
2 AM
3°C
Mainly cloudy
Tomorrow
3 AM
0°C
Mainly cloudy
Tomorrow
4 AM
-3°C
Chance of flurries

7 Day Forecast

Rain or snow

Tonight

-9 °C

Rain ending late this evening then mainly cloudy. 30 percent chance of flurries before morning. Fog patches developing early this evening and dissipating late this evening. Rainfall amount 10 to 15 mm. Wind southeast 40 km/h gusting to 60 becoming southwest 20 gusting to 40 late this evening then west 30 gusting to 50 after midnight. Temperature rising to 6 this evening then falling. Wind chill minus 17 overnight.


Chance of flurries

Tuesday

-10 °C

Mainly cloudy with 30 percent chance of flurries. Wind west 40 km/h gusting to 60. Temperature falling to minus 11 in the afternoon. Wind chill near minus 22. UV index 2 or low.


Chance of flurries

Tuesday night

-10 °C

Mainly cloudy. 30 percent chance of flurries early in the evening. Clearing overnight. Wind west 40 km/h gusting to 60. Temperature rising to minus 8 by morning. Wind chill minus 22 in the evening and minus 16 overnight.


A mix of sun and cloud

Wednesday

-1 °C

A mix of sun and cloud. High minus 1.


Cloudy periods

Wednesday night

-7 °C

Cloudy periods. Low minus 7.


A mix of sun and cloud

Thursday

1 °C

A mix of sun and cloud. High plus 1.


Chance of flurries

Thursday night

-7 °C

Cloudy periods with 30 percent chance of flurries. Low minus 7.


A mix of sun and cloud

Friday

-4 °C

A mix of sun and cloud. High minus 4.


Cloudy periods

Friday night

-9 °C

Cloudy periods. Low minus 9.


A mix of sun and cloud

Saturday

-2 °C

A mix of sun and cloud. High minus 2.


Cloudy periods

Saturday night

-7 °C

Cloudy periods. Low minus 7.


A mix of sun and cloud

Sunday

0 °C

A mix of sun and cloud. High zero.


Yesterday

Low
-3.8 °C
High
5.0 °C
Precipitation
0 mm

Normals

Low
-8.4 °C
High
0.5 °C
Average
-4.0 °C

Sunrise and Sunset

Sunrise
6:53 AM
Sunset
6:02 PM

Record Values

Type Period Year Value
Max 1953-2012 1999 8.4 C
Min 1953-2012 1982 -21.2 C
Rainfall 1953-2012 1966 37.1 mm
Snowfall 1953-2012 1993 11.1 cm
Precipitation 1953-2012 1966 37.1 mm
Snow On Ground 1961-2012 1986 44.0 cm

Based on Environment Canada data

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