Toronto Grapples with Frigid Temperatures and Flurries: Bracing for a Chilly Week Ahead

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Toronto Weather Update – January 15th & 16th

Current Conditions

TORONTO – WEATHER – As of 6:20 AM EST, Toronto is battling a cold -13°C, with the wind chill making it feel more like -21°C. Despite the chill, the skies remain mainly sunny.

Today’s Forecast Expect winds from the southwest at 20 km/h, gusting up to 40 km/h. The high is anticipated to be -9°C, but with the wind chill, it will feel like -23°C this morning and slightly better at -16°C in the afternoon. The UV index is low at 1.

Tonight’s Outlook The evening will be partly cloudy, turning to overcast around midnight. Flurries are expected before the morning. Winds will be calmer, up to 15 km/h, but the low of -12°C will feel like -18°C due to the wind chill.

Tuesday, January 16th Flurries are expected to end around noon, leaving mainly cloudy skies. A total snow accumulation of around 2 cm is forecasted. Winds will shift to the southwest at 20 km/h, gusting to 40 km/h near noon. The day’s high is -7°C, with wind chill values of -12°C in the morning and dropping to -17°C in the afternoon.

Tuesday Night Expect cloudy periods with a low of -13°C.

Wardrobe Suggestions: To combat the cold, Toronto residents should opt for insulated jackets, thermal wear, warm trousers, and sturdy boots. A warm hat, gloves, and a scarf are also recommended to protect against the biting wind chill.

Weather Trivia: Toronto’s unique position on the northwestern shore of Lake Ontario often leads to a meteorological phenomenon called “lake-effect snow,” which can result in rapid weather changes and intense localized snowfall.

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