Dustin Godfrey/Abbotsford News file photo

Dustin Godfrey/Abbotsford News file photo

Your daily commute and weather forecast: Mar. 19, 2019

We’re expected to see a record high for March 19, beating the 1960 record of 20 C by three degrees

Good morning! It was a sunny start to the day at 6 C as of 7 a.m., and the Environment Canada weather service tells us we’ve got 61 per cent humidity and 3 km/h winds from the north-northwest.

Today, we can expect to see more clear skies with a high of 23 C before dropping to a low of 8 C overnight. If the temperature does, in fact, reach 23 C, as it did yesterday, that will beat a nearly 50-year-old record for this day, with March 19, 1960 setting the previous record at 20 C. Similarly, yesterday’s high of 23 C hit well above the previous March 18 record of 19.2 C, set in 1996. Records go back as far as 1945.

Tomorrow’s expected to potentially crack another temperature record, again, with a high of 22 C, compared with the March 20 record of 22.2 C, before dropping down to a low of 9 C overnight, with clear skies throughout.

Click the image for a link to the Environment Canada forecast for Abbotsford.
Environment Canada
Click the image for a link to the Environment Canada forecast for Abbotsford.

Environment Canada

After that, highs are expected to drop below the 20 C mark, down to 18 C on Thursday and as low as13 C on Saturday, before rising back up to 18 C on Monday. Clouds start to roll in on Friday, with rain on Saturday and more clouds on Sunday, before getting back to the sun on Monday.

Currently, visibility is 48 kilometres.

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Google Maps

On clear roads and driving at the speed limit, a drive from the Abbotsford News building to Downtown Vancouver would take 50 minutes.

Today, your daily commute time as of 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Mar. 19, 2019 is one hour 18 minutes, with mild and moderate congestion past the Port Mann Bridge.

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