Spring temperatures in forecast but winter still may be back in southern Ontario


Published February 7, 2024 at 11:19 am

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With spring-like temperatures in southern Ontario, it might look like the season is changing but don’t put away those winter coats just yet.

Last week, Wiarton Willie and several other groundhogs didn’t see their shadows and therefore predicted an early spring.

The forecast this week makes it appear as if those rodent forecasters are right. There are double-digit temperatures expected this week in parts of southern Ontario.

On Friday (Feb. 9), the temperature could reach as high as 12 C in Mississauga, Brampton, Oakville, Hamilton and much of the GTA, according to the Weather Network.

Environment and Climate Change Canada, however, is now forecasting a cooler 9 C for Friday in the region.

Nevertheless, these temperatures are not normal for this time of year. The average high should be around -2 C and lows around -10 C, according to Environment Canada.


But long-range forecasts suggest the temperatures will become more seasonal mid-month.

The Weather Network is forecasting around -2 C by Feb. 16 for Hamilton, Mississauga and much of the GTA. Snow is possible on Feb. 17 in Hamilton and Feb. 20 in Mississauga.

The forecaster is predicting “a major pattern change” starting in mid-February across the eastern half of Canada.

Weather forecaster Instant Weather is also predicting a return to seasonal temperatures in mid-February with possible accumulating snow later in the month.

And Environment and Climate Change Canada senior climatologist David Phillips also said winter weather and snow are still likely.

However, these long-range forecasts are set in stone and can change.

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