No pressure for the Weatherman, right? As you know, St. John's is the only place in North America where our civic holiday all depends on the weather.
We could have a brilliant sunny and warm day on tap, but if the winds are too strong for racing, they'll call it down.
The good news: the winds will be a non-factor on Wednesday. Winds will be light, starting northerly in the morning and rounding to easterly in the afternoon & evening.
That onshore flow will be keeping temperatures "comfortable" down by Quidi Vidi Lake on Wednesday. It looks like temps will be in the 18 C range in the afternoon, before cooling off to near 15 C by Wednesday evening.
There's a slight chance (40 per cent range) of showers in the mid-late afternoon and early evening hours. A light rain jacket or an umbrella might be a good idea before you head down to the water.
With all these factors in mind, I've created the Original Regatta Roulette Index.
There are three options: Red Light, Yellow Light or Green Light. Click below to check it out:
In years past we've had some questionable forecasts, leaving people not quite certain how late they should stay up. However this year, the index is a Green Light. With light winds and a generally pleasant day on the way, looks like you're safe to stay up as late as you want!