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Royal St. John's Regatta

By: BwalshNLWeather, 3:09 PM GMT on July 31, 2012

The 194th running of the Royal St. John's Regatta is set to take place on Wednesday (August 1). As locals know, the decision to hold the event, and holiday, is dependent on the weather. While the weather won't be picture perfect tomorrow, all attendees, including the rowers and general public, down at Quidi Vidi Lake should be pleased.

A low which brought much needed showers, and some thundershowers, to the Avalon Monday night is slowly moving to the east over the Grand Banks. A return NE flow is providing cloud, along with patchy fog and drizzle today to the Eastern Avalon, which will continue tonight. Wednesday should start overcast with patchy fog and drizzle, especially through 9 AM, then skies should begin to brighten up near noon and into the afternoon as a weak ridge builds over the region. So, mainly cloudy in the morning, becoming a mix of sun and cloud in the afternoon and early evening.

Temps will be near 13 degrees Wednesday morning, rising to the high teens early in the afternoon and may flirt with 20 if enough sun shines through. Dew points will be in the mid-teens, so it will be a bit humid, with humidex values in the 24-27 range.

Winds will be out of the north 15-25 km/h in the morning, becoming 10-15 km/h near noon and remaining at or below this level through the evening. Winds may be variable at times, but generally out of the NE/East through the afternoon and evening, which may cause more cloud than sun at times.

So, to summarize, the morning may look a bit gloomy with patchy fog and a chance of drizzle, along with north winds of 15-25 km/h, but by noon and through the afternoon and early evening, the sun should make an appearance, winds will diminish and temps should rise into the high teens.

Enjoy the Regatta!


Updated: 3:39 PM GMT on July 31, 2012


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Operations Manager and Meteorologist with Ice & Environmental Services at Provincial Aerospace Ltd. I've been weather forecasting since 2000.

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