A taste of Autumn in July. Chilly morning temperatures hit parts of Ontario
Thursday, July 25, 2013, 9:16 -
After weeks of record breaking and almost unbearable heat and humidity, parts of Ontario have seen a drastic drop in temperatures.
"A strong cold front that pushed through on Tuesday evening has helped to cool things right down," says Doug Gillham, a meteorologist at The Weather Network.
On Thursday, places like Ottawa and Kingston woke up to single digit highs, while the morning temperature in Toronto was sitting around 13°C.
"That's only about three degrees below seasonal," adds Gillham. "So these temperatures aren't that unusually cold, but it's just such a contrast to the heat and humidity we've seen over the last couple of weeks. Even the evening lows in some places were hovering around the mid 20s last week."
Love the heat? When will it return?
"We'll see temperatures return to more seasonal values on Friday, but another cold front pushing through on Saturday will keep things cool into the start of next week," says Gillham.
And it's not just Ontario feeling the chill. These cooler weather conditions seem to be the trend across most of the country.
"With the exception of places like Vancouver and St. John's, most places are dealing with below seasonal weather," Gillham says. "Kind of striking considering the final two weeks of July are typically the hottest of summer each year."