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Cold, Windy Conditions for Halloween Night in Manitoba

October 29, 2014 8:47 AM | News


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If you’re dressing up as Mary Poppins for Halloween on Friday, you may want to leave the umbrella at home.

The Weather Network has come out with its forecast for the “spookiest night of the year,” preparing Canadians coast-to-coast for the conditions in their area as kids hit the street to collect their sugary loot.

Dry conditions, but with a brisk wind, will make their way into the prairie provinces for Halloween night across Manitoba and Saskatchewan.

“Fall is typically when weather tends to be the most changeable, and this variability can be challenging for trick-or-treaters when planning their Halloween costumes and activities,” said Chris Scott, chief meteorologist at The Weather Network.

“This year, we’re seeing a distinct weather pattern across the country with a pronounced jet stream leading to a milder Halloween in western Canada and much colder temperatures in the east.”

Trick-or-treaters in Winnipeg can expect a sunset at 6:07 p.m. on Friday, but may have to fit a costume on top of a winter coat. The forecast high for the day will only reach 3°C.