Sunshine and spring temperatures return this week in southern Ontario


Published March 10, 2024 at 8:17 pm

Just as we begin to celebrate what seems like an early arrival of spring and prepare to put away our winter gear, Mother Nature surprises us in southern Ontario by bringing back snow and blustering winds.

This week, residents in Mississauga, Brampton, Hamilton, Halton, and Durham can take delight in stowing away their shovels and winter jackets, as snow won’t be in the forecast. Instead, abundant sunshine is expected with temperatures climbing into the double digits.

As of today (March 10), it will be mostly cloudy, with wind speeds picking up to 60 km/h. Daytime temperatures will stay at -1 C before slipping to -4 C by the evening.

The remainder of the weekend will end with gusty winds, while some parts of Ontario could get up to 20 cm of snow. 

Although Monday will have a brisk wind of 30 km/h and a morning wind chill of -12 C, the rest of the day promises a bright start to the week with clear skies, sunshine, and warmer temperatures hovering around 8 C. It will become more cloudy closer to the evening as temperatures drop to 1 C.

Tuesday will be a mix of sun and clouds as temperatures are anticipated to rise to 12 C. By the evening the skies will turn cloudy as temperatures fall to 4 C – making it one of the warmest nights compared to the week.

Environment Canada calls for another sunny day on Wednesday with cloudy periods. Temperatures will soar to 13 C, making it the hottest day of the week. It will get cooler by the evening as temperatures gradually fall to a chilly 1 C.

Meteorologists predict a mainly cloudy day on Thursday with sunny breaks. Temperatures will rise to 10 C with a 40 per cent chance of rain.  The skies will remain mostly cloudy as temperatures move to 4 C by the evening.

Though temperatures will warm up to 11 C on Friday, the sunshine will disappear, bringing storm clouds and a 40 per cent possibility of rain persisting through the day. Temperatures will once again fall by the evening reaching a low of 1 C.

The weekend will kick off on a cloudy note with a 40 per cent of showers. Saturday’s temperatures will stay consistent at 7 C for most of the day before slipping to 2 C by the evening.

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