Record-breaking warm temperatures hit Mississauga, Hamilton, St. Catharines and Oshawa


Published February 10, 2024 at 6:13 pm

While it’s still officially winter in Canada, unseasonable warmth swept across southern Ontario bringing soaring temperatures and shattering historical records in several cities.

On Friday (Feb. 9) residents experienced a sudden shift to spring-like temperatures.

According to Environment Canada’s latest report, St. Catharines reached a maximum temperature of 15 degrees Celsius breaking the previous 99-year-old record of 12.2 degrees set in 1925.

Oshawa saw temperatures reach a high of 14.4 degrees, smashing the old record of 10 C from 1990.

Areas near Toronto Pearson Airport including Mississauga and Brampton warmed up to 15.7 degrees, marking one of the highest recorded temperatures for southern Ontario and exceeded the previous high of 10.6 degrees back in 1938.

In Hamilton temperatures moved up to 14.3 degrees, breaking its last record of 10.4 degrees set in 1990.

Residents may have appreciated the temporary warmth but wintry conditions are about to make a comeback.

Temperatures are forecasted to drop below freezing by next week with a wind chill that could make it feel like -7 C.

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