20 C swing expected as warm temperatures return in southern Ontario


Published February 21, 2024 at 1:39 pm

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The spring-like temperatures experienced in earlier in February are in the forecast again for southern Ontario.

Just after Groundhog Day, the temperature soared as high as 15 C on Feb. 9 at Pearson Airport in Mississauga, breaking  the record of 10.6 C for this same date in 1938.

While it won’t likely get up to 15 C, there are some double-digit numbers in the forecast. And compared to just a few days ago when the temperature went down to -10.9 C on Feb. 19, there will be a 20-degree swing.

“Very mild weather for February expected across much of the province today (Feb. 21) and Thursday,” Environment and Climate Change Canada said in a post on X.

Tomorrow, Thursday, a high of 10 C is in the forecast for Brampton, Mississauga, Burlington and Oakville. A high of 9 C is in the forecast for Hamilton tomorrow and 8 C in Oshawa.

But tomorrow’s temperatures won’t likely break records. The record high for Feb. 22 in Mississauga is 11.8 C set in 1981.

It is expected to get cooler on Friday with lows to lows to -14 C and the weekend with temperatures dropping to highs of -1 C on Saturday in Brampton, Mississauga, Burlington and Oakville. A high of -2 C is expected in Hamilton on Saturday.

But temperatures are expected to climb next week with a high of 10 C expected on Tuesday (Feb. 27) and some forecasters are predicting a high of 12 C on Wednesday (Feb. 28) for parts of southern Ontario including Mississauga.

The record-high for Feb. 28 was set in 2018 at 16.2 C in Mississauga.

The normal high for this time of year should be around zero.

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