Toronto was pampered by Mother Nature today with record-breaking sunshine and temperatures.
Temperatures hovered around 12 C today, exceeding the record of 11 C degrees set in 2011.
The seasonal high is usually around 0 C but it is possible to see warm-ups like the one we saw today in the winter, said Environment Canada’s Yoseph Mengesha.
The city buzzed with activity, from people skating in t-shirts at Nathan Phillips Square to line-ups of cars waiting to get into High Park to enjoy the sunshine.
And more good news: we’re not through with the beautiful weather just yet. Environment Canada is predicting that it will be sunny on Sunday.
Mengesha said the mercury should hit around 11 C this year. If clouds stay away, that could creep up and break the 12.5 C record made in 1994
And don’t just enjoy the comfortable temperatures in the day. Overnight lows are above 0 degrees for tonight, is also unseasonably high.
Unseasonably warm temperatures should continue through Wednesday, we should not put our winter gear away.
Warm patches like the ones this weekend do occur in the winter, but that does not mean that it will not get chilly again. Clouds are expected to creep in starting Tuesday, with showers expected and temperatures dropping to as low as 5 C with 60 per cent chance of showers on Friday.
source: The Star