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Spring confused: Record heat and cold divides the country

Sunday, May 10th 2020, 2:47 pm - It was a tale of two seasons in Canada this weekend: Winter-like conditions plagued the East while parts of the West enjoyed summer-like heat, including 30-degree temperatures.

There certainly was two seasons at both ends of the country this weekend, none of them were spring-like, coincidentally. Parts of the West basked in record-breaking summer-like heat, while some of the East dealt with winter-like, record-setting cold, and snow to cap it off.

British Columbia got the head start on summer, with a couple cities hitting 30°C while several others came close, even breaking some daily records, Saturday. Lytton and Pemberton both hit the 30-degree mark, the first municipalities in Canada to do so in 2020.

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Ontarians were hit with a late-spring shot of wintry weather, ushering in snow and low temperatures that set nine new daily records Saturday, courtesy of a polar vortex stationed over the province.

Further to the east, Atlantic Canada was hit with a significant weekend storm, bringing 100+ km/h winds, heavy snow and rain.

THE EAST GETS WINTRY BLAST, INCLUDING RECORD COLD

Residents in Ontario were treated to early-morning wind chills in the 5°C to -10°C range Saturday, along with snow, even graupel.

In addition to setting a new daily record, Toronto's low of -4.7°C was its second-coldest May temperature on record. There were eight other daily records broken in the province – Windsor, Hamilton, Welland, Kitchener-Waterloo, Wiarton, Trenton, Peterborough and Ottawa.

On Friday, several northern Ontario communities established new monthly lows.

Clearly, these conditions in May upset a lot of residents, so many of them took to social media to post their photos, videos and complaints.

FUN UNDER THE SUN FOR THE WEST

Even though it's hard to resist going outdoors and enjoying the simmering temperatures and sunshine in B.C. Sunday, the City of Vancouver tweeted out a reminder for residents to be mindful of the COVID-19 restrictions while outside.

Meanwhile, scores of residents couldn't resist the heat and took to the beaches this weekend to soak up the sun. Here are some photos and videos posted to social media.

B.C. won't remain this warm for much longer, as rain and a noticeable cooldown are moving into the province this coming week.

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