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Toronto sets heat record for February 9

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Feb9,2024

Toronto sets heat record for February 9

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Toronto clearly eclipsed the heat record for February 9 on Friday. (Archive photo)

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It's not yet spring, but the mercury rose to 13°C on Friday shortly before noon in Toronto, according to Environment Canada. This reading eclipses the record of 10.6°C, set on February 9 in 1938.

According to seasonal normal, the maximum is -1, 8°C at this time of year.

Environment Canada forecasts generally cloudy skies for Friday afternoon with a 30% chance of showers. Still according to these forecasts, the temperature could rise up to 14°C.

Federal agency meteorologist Peter Kimbell explains that& #x27;in Toronto, the temperature was 4.9°C above average in December, 3.4°C in January and 5°C in February.

We saw mild temperatures all winter, probably explained by El Niño.

A quote from Peter Kimbell, Environment Canada meteorologist

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He adds that temperatures have been rising in general for several years.

In terms of precipitation, Toronto has received 41 cm of snow since the start of winter, says Mr. Kimbell, while the average in recent years is 108 cm. The record for the least snow in an entire winter (45 cm) dates back to 1952.

Lowest temperature recorded on February 9 in Toronto is -26.1°C, according to Environment Canada. This minimum was reached in 1951.

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my natasha@thetimeshub.in 1-800-268-7116

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