May 12 Weather: Mother’s Day brings rainy weather to southern Ontario


Published May 11, 2024 at 7:46 pm

Some more rain and warm temperatures headed to southern Ontario today

Did someone say more rain? It looks like Mother Nature did, as southern Ontario is set for a fairly cloudy and soggy day.

Residents in Mississauga, Brampton, Halton, Hamilton, and Durham can expect to start their day with predominantly cloudy skies.

There is also a 30 per cent chance of early morning rain across all cities, but the exact time and accumulation are unknown.

Though rain is anticipated, temperatures will remain warm, reaching 19 C in Mississauga, Brampton, and Halton. Hamilton will experience slightly cooler weather at 18 C, while the Durham region will see temperatures around 16 C.

The UV index is expected to hit a moderate level four. Environment Canada advises protecting your skin when the UV Index is three or higher, especially from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., even if it’s cloudy.

Additionally, Health Canada says that if outdoors, individuals should seek shade, wear protective clothing and hats, apply SPF 30 or higher sunscreen, avoid tanning, and use UV-protective sunglasses.

Closer to the evening, the region will see partly cloudy skies with a 30 per cent chance of rain returning, which may continue overnight and into the next morning.

Temperatures will fall significantly to 10 C in Mississauga, Brampton, Halton and Hamilton, while Oshawa will be a tad colder at 8 C.

The damp and muggy pattern will persist on Monday and Wednesday. To stay dry during quick outings in light rain, it’s a good idea to have an umbrella and a hooded jacket close at hand.

The good news is that temperatures will soar between 21 C and 23 C, and sunshine will once again return from Wednesday through Friday, potentially extending into the weekend. If you’re looking to bask in some sunny weather or have some fun doing outdoor activities, these days are your best bet!

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