A lengthy wait for seasonal weather to arrive in the West Central area should finally be over. Entering the final week of April, the region has yet to see a solid stretch of at least seasonal temperatures. Average daytime highs for this time of year are between 14 and 15 degrees Celsius.
The remaining 6 days of April should provide West Central Saskatchewan with weather supporting those averages according to Environment and Climate Change Canada Meteorologist Terri Lang.
"With highs in the mid-teens it's pretty close to average. We do have a weather system coming through, looks like on Tuesday so that’s going to bring some southeasterly winds just because that’s what happens when we get these low-pressure systems that track more to the north. It looks like it will bring some rain shower activity with it, but it doesn't look like there's too much in there, maybe a couple of millimeters worth.”
Amongst the return of warmer weather, moisture would certainly be welcomed by many considering the West Central part of the province has saw well below the average amount of moisture fall for the month of April.
“I did look, and so far for the month of April, Kindersley has had 9mm of rain and the average precipitation for the month, so that includes rain and or snow is 23.5mm so certainly running drier than average. Rosetown has received 7.4mm total precipitation and the average is 19.5mm.” added Lang.
The first couple days of the week will see strong winds which are a result of a low pressure system developing in Alberta while the remainder of April should see the winds calm down to a more desirable level.