Here is what Environment Canada is forecasting: Here is what Weathernetwork forecasts:
So for Saturday when we're on the water, Environment Canada says we will have "A mix of sun and cloud with 40 percent chance of showers. Low 7. High 16." For the same day Weathernetwork's forecast is actually pretty similar though they increase the high to 18C and decrease the chance of rain to 20%. This is a lot more similar than these two forecasters have been in the past. I will follow up with this and post an update of how this forecast changes over the next day or so, and how things actually shape up.
12/6/08 - 9:05 pm Update: Environment Canada has modified it's forecast for tomorrow (Friday) and Saturday. For Friday's forecast they have reduced the chance of showers to 40%, and reduced the forecast high to 19C. Fairly small changes. However for Saturday, the chance of rain (40%) has been removed entirely and the forecast now is simply for "showers". Great.
13/6/08 - 10:20 am Update:
- Today - Day: Cloudy. 70 percent chance of showers. Wind northwest 20 km/h. High 18. UV index 4 or moderate.
- Night: Cloudy. Wind northwest 20 km/h becoming light this evening. Low 10.
- Saturday - Cloudy. 40 percent chance of showers in the morning and early in the afternoon. Wind becoming northwest 30 km/h late in the morning. High 18.
- Sunday - Sunny. Low 7. High 21.
- Monday - Sunny. Low 8. High 22.
- Tuesday - A mix of sun and cloud with 30 percent chance of showers. Low 11. High 25.
Update: 17/06/08 - The weekend was wet. Friday turned out pretty nice, but we got some rain in the evening. Saturday, the rain was periodic through the day and we were graced by a thunderstorm passing just to the north of us during our kayak lessons. In the evening it began to really rain and continued to do so for about 3 hours, ending about 10 pm. I think we had well over an inch of rain during the day. Unfortunately, due to the soggy conditions and the poorly graded tent site (we had the best spot in our camp site) we had water come up through the bottom of our tent and our sleeping bags got damp. The following is for the Saskatoon airport, about 50 km north of where we were. I'm just copying and pasting it in so excuse the imperfect formatting.
SASKATOON DIEFENBAKER INT'L A
|Latitude:||52° 10.200' N||Longitude:||106° 43.200' W||Elevation:||503.80 m|
|Climate ID:||4057120||WMO ID:||71866||TC ID:||YXE|
|Hourly Data Report for June 14, 2008|
|Dew Point Temp|
|17:00||11.1||10.8||98||3||9||2.4||95.13||Thunderstorms, Heavy Rain Showers, Fog|
|18:00||10.9||10.9||100||30||7||2.4||95.16||Moderate Rain, Fog|