Record-breaking temperatures possible this Friday in southern Ontario


Published February 7, 2024 at 3:15 pm

record temperatures southern ontario

Temperatures are poised to possibly break records this week in southern Ontario.

The weather has been unseasonably warm across the region.

So far in February, the temperature highs have mostly hovered around 3 to 4 C in Mississauga, Brampton, Halton Region and Hamilton.

Normal temperatures should be about three degrees cooler, around – 2 C for a high and – 10 C for a low, according to Environment and Climate Change Canada.

Today (Feb. 7) and tomorrow, the high is expected to reach about 5 C in much of the GTA.

But it is the double-digit temperatures expected on Friday (Feb. 9) that could break records.

Environment Canada is predicting 10 C in Mississauga, Brampton, Burlington and Oakville on Friday. Hamilton may only reach 9 C.

The record for Feb. 9 in Hamilton is 10.4 C, set in 1990. The record for Mississauga is 10.6 C set on Feb. 9, 1938.

If Environment Canada is correct and the temperature only hits 10 C, then the record won’t be broken.

But if the Weather Network is correct, and the temperature hits a high of 12 C in Mississauga, Brampton, Oakville, Hamilton and much of the GTA, then records will be broken.

The record low for Mississauga on Feb. 9, by the way, was a bone-chilling -26.1 C set in 1951. There is no chance we will break that record this year.

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