Spring arrives in Ottawa with plenty of sunshine

Spring arrives in Ottawa with plenty of sunshine

Congratulations, Ottawa! You made it through winter!

Spring arrived in Ottawa at 6:29 a.m. and it's bringing sunshine and temperatures above zero for most of the week.

Expect a mix of sun and cloud this morning with a high of 6 C. There's even a UV index of 4 or moderate.

Celebrate with a lunchtime stroll or a patio drink while you can, because the temperature dips to zero overnight with a risk of freezing drizzle.

Sunny days, chilly nights

Tuesday could see a mix of sun and cloud, as well as a chance of freezing drizzle or flurries in the morning.

The high is expected to reach 4 C, before falling back to a frigid –17 C overnight.

There's more sun in the forecast for Wednesday and Thursday, with a high of 5 C on Wednesday and 1 C on Thursday.

But you'll want your hat and mitts if you're out at after dark.

The temperature drops to –14 C Wednesday night and –6 C on Thursday.