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Ontario basks in November patio weather as temperatures soar

Tuesday, November 9th 2021, 7:47 am - Don't get too comfortable with this blast of summer-like warmth, as winter weather will be marching back into Ontario as early as this weekend.

The glorious weather that has spanned much of southern Ontario for the last couple of days has had residents shedding the layers and even heading to some local patios to enjoy the unusual blast of summer-like warmth.

It all comes at a time in the year that's notoriously known for stormy conditions, grey skies and much cooler temperatures. On Monday however, the city of Toronto hit a balmy 19°C as a daytime high, while Hamilton reached 20.1°C and Collingwood even slightly warmer at 20.7°C. That's well above the seasonal normal, which typically sits at around 8°C for this time in November.

"While this may feel like such a rare and huge treat, temperatures were actually warmer on November 8 of last year. Toronto hit 20.1°C!," says Matt Grinter, a meteorologist at The Weather Network. "And there were three days that rose above 20-degrees last November."

Like all good things though, these warm temperatures and pleasant conditions are not here to stay, as we look ahead to a pattern change for late November that should leave little doubt that we're on the cusp of winter.

Related: Falling into winter, Canada: November pattern reversals lie ahead

In fact, we'll be saying goodbye to the sun and mild weather as early as Thursday, as rain and gusty winds spread across southern Ontario. Temperatures will turn much colder for the weekend, with even snow showers and bands of lake-effect snow forecast to set up east of the Great Lakes.



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