Summer in Toronto: A little on the cool side
Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 8:27 AM - Most people living in southern Ontario will agree that it's been cooler than usual this July and August -- but a quick review of historical data reveals we're on the verge of setting a new record.
"If Toronto’s Pearson International Airport weather station doesn't hit 30.0ºC before the end of August -- and it’s not looking like it will -- this will be the first consecutive July and August that Pearson has not hit 30.0ºC+ since records began at Pearson in 1938 -- that's 76 years of data," says Weather Network meteorologist Dayna Vettese.
Chilly temperatures appear to have settled into the region, making it feel like fall in some places.
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The cooler conditions were unofficially dubbed "Augtober", with temperatures struggling to reach 20°C last week.
That round of chilly weather was "due to an upper level low stuck over the Great Lakes," explains Weather Network meteorologist Brian Dillon.
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"The pattern brought cooler temperatures, light showers and breezy conditions."
Below-average temperatures are expected to remain in the area for the next few days -- at least -- but the humidex should help to warm things up.