TORONTO – WEATHER – As Toronto navigates the mid-January chill, the weather patterns continue to present a mix of elements. Despite the absence of any specific weather advisories today, residents should prepare for varied conditions.
Today’s Outlook (January 17)
Expect a blend of sun and clouds across the cityscape. There’s a 30% chance of flurries in the afternoon, adding a touch of winter unpredictability. The wind, blowing from the west at 20 km/h and gusting up to 40 km/h, will further accentuate the day’s chill. The high is projected to be -10°C, but the wind chill factor will make it feel as cold as -24°C in the morning and -18°C in the afternoon. The UV index remains low at 1.
The sky will remain mainly cloudy with a continuing 30% chance of flurries in the evening. The wind, initially from the southwest at 20 km/h with gusts up to 40 km/h, is expected to calm after midnight. The low will hover around -10°C, with the wind chill near -18°C.
Looking Ahead to January 18
The day will be predominantly cloudy, with a 60% chance of flurries both late in the morning and in the afternoon. The wind will be lighter, up to 15 km/h, with a high of -5°C. Morning wind chill values could drop to -15°C, improving slightly to -9°C in the afternoon. The UV index will stay low.
Thursday Night: Cloudiness increases with a 60% chance of snow. The night will see a low of -11°C.
Layering is key in these conditions. A thermal base layer, topped with a heavy winter jacket, and accessories like gloves, a hat, and a scarf are essential. For footwear, insulated boots are recommended to navigate the snowy and potentially icy conditions.
Weather Trivia for Toronto
Did you know that Toronto experienced its coldest day ever recorded on December 22, 1933, when temperatures plummeted to a frigid -31.3°C (-24.3°F)? This extreme cold snap remains a benchmark for winter weather in the city, highlighting the vast range of temperatures Toronto can experience. As residents bundle up for the current cold conditions, it’s a reminder of the city’s historical resilience to even more severe winter weather.