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Mar 20, 2017  |  Vote 0    0

'Warmer than normal' spring expected for Toronto: Environment Canada

More rain also expected in April as seasons change

Etobicoke Guardian

According to Environment Canada, this spring season will be warmer than usual in Toronto.

Geoff Coulson, meteorologist with the weather agency, told Metroland Media Toronto temperatures will fluctuate throughout the remainder of March, but April will spring the city into positive temperatures.

“Around April 1, our normal daytime high would be about eight degrees. By mid-April, our normal daytime high would be about 12 degrees, and by the end of the month, our normal daytime high would be around 15 degrees,” he said. “If the models are indicating somewhat warmer than normal, we’ll certainly see a lot more double digit temperatures as we go through the month.”

Coulson added Environment Canada projected a more seasonal winter, but that didn’t end up being the case.

“Overall, the winter ended up being somewhat milder than normal, and snowfall wise, somewhat less snowy than normal,” he said.

Looking ahead, Coulson said Torontonians can expect more rain in April, which could contribute to overnight lows that will be close to the freezing mark.

“Even though the days towards the end of the month will be milder, some of the overnight conditions can still be on the chilly side,” he said. “We could be seeing some icy patches here and there.”

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