Temperature soars to 13 C in Mississauga breaking records for Dec. 30
Published December 30, 2022 at 4:26 pm
Spring-like mild temperatures in Mississauga today appear to have broken some records for the end of December.
Just last weekend Mississauga and much of Ontario experienced bone-chilling temperatures of -20 or below with the windchill.
But today, (Dec. 30), the mild temperatures are near-record breaking in many places in the province.
Hamilton saw the temperature rise to 11 C, just below the record for the date, 13.3 C, set in 1884. And news reports indicate Toronto beat out the old record for Dec. 30 of 10.2 C set three years ago.
Mississauga reached highs of 13 C today much warmer than the average of 0 C for this time of year. The historic high, set in 1884, was 8.9 C in Mississauga, according to the Weather Network’s historic charts. This means the city hasn’t seen weather this warm on Dec. 30 for 138 years.
Data from Environment Canada, recorded at Pearson Airport in Mississauga, don’t go back that far online.
The airport data recorded a high of 13 C today, well above the average maximum temperature of -1.1 C. And Mississauga still beats a record here with the highest temperature set in 1965 at 7.2 C. This data was collected from 1937 to 2012.
Data after 2012 isn’t readily available on the Environment Canada website.
But there’s no doubt — it’s unusually warm today in Mississauga and as climate scientists have predicted, another sign of wild weather swings to be expected.insauga's Editorial Standards and Policies advertising