Here’s when we will finally see the sun again in southern Ontario


Published December 29, 2023 at 12:51 pm

Sun, Mississauga, Ontario, weather, forecast

The sun may finally make an appearance again in southern Ontario.

It seems like weeks since we have seen that giant orb in the sky. The weather this holiday season has been unseasonably mild but also very foggy, rainy and cloudy.

Environment Canada issued several fog advisories this week in Ontario, starting on Dec. 24. The last alert was yesterday (Dec. 28) for parts of southern Ontario including Hamilton, Toronto, Caledon (but not Brampton or Mississauga), Halton Hills, Milton, Niagara Falls and St. Catharines.

And, although, there were no advisories today (Dec. 29), the weather has remained gloomy in most of the province.

Perhaps sensing Ontario’s collective melancholy, Environment Canada posted a more hopeful announcement on social media.

“When can we expect to see the SUN again in southern Ontario?” the weather forecaster asked in a post on X.

The answer is most likely not until New Year’s Day.

There is a slim chance for the sun’s appearance on Saturday or perhaps today in Hamilton. But an Alberta Clipper (fast-moving low-pressure system) is forecast to pass through on Sunday, possibly bringing snow.

There are also colder temperatures — down to -7 C on New Year’s Eve in some parts of southern Ontario.

And after that, there is a good chance for clear skies, according to Environment Canada.

Currently, the forecast for Mississauga, Brampton, Oakville and Burlington is partly sunny skies with highs up to zero. While Hamilton may not get clear skies until Tuesday.

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