Toronto Weather Forecast for an Unpredictable March Week

Toronto CN Tower reflection
Not to be missed, the CN Tower.

TORONTO – WEATHER – As Toronto wakes up to a chilly Sunday morning at Toronto Pearson International Airport, the city is lightly blanketed in snow, presenting a frosty start to the day. With the current temperature hovering just above freezing, Toronto residents are experiencing the tail end of winter’s unpredictability. Light snowfall, combined with falling pressure and brisk north-northwest winds, sets the stage for a day of mixed weather conditions, potentially impacting daily routines and travel plans.

Today’s Weather Overview

Current Conditions:

As of 7:00 AM EDT, Toronto is grappling with light snow under the watchful eyes of grey skies. The temperature stands at a cold 0.4°C, closely flirting with the freezing mark. The dew point at -1.2°C and humidity at a high 89% add a damp chill to the air, making it feel colder than it is. Winds are gusting from the north-northwest at 26 km/h, with visibility stretching to 10 km, despite the snowy veil. The barometric pressure is noted at 100.1 kPa, indicating a falling trend which could suggest changing weather conditions throughout the day.

Historical Context:

Historically, early March in Toronto sees a wide range of temperatures, from biting cold snaps to early whispers of spring. Today’s temperatures are a testament to March’s unpredictable nature, providing a stark contrast to the city’s historic temperature highs and lows for this date.

Forecast into the Week

Expected Conditions:

Today, Toronto should expect a few rain showers or flurries to cease by the morning, giving way to cloudy skies and a 60 percent chance of flurries. The wind will remain robust, coming from the northwest at 30 km/h, gusting to 60 km/h, with temperatures dropping to zero and then holding steady. The UV index remains low at 2.

Tonight, the city will see mainly cloudy skies with a 40 percent chance of early evening flurries. Winds will continue to gust from the northwest at 30 km/h to 60 km/h, with temperatures dipping to a low of minus 3°C and a wind chill factor making it feel like minus 9°C overnight.

Monday promises a brighter outlook with mainly sunny skies. However, brisk northwest winds at 30 km/h will persist, with a high of 8°C and a wind chill of minus 10°C in the morning. The evening will transition to cloudy periods with a low of plus 3°C.

Wardrobe Recommendations:

Given the fluctuating temperatures and mixed precipitation, residents are advised to layer up. A waterproof outer layer, with thermal insulation, is essential for the daytime. Don’t forget a warm hat, gloves, and a scarf to guard against the brisk wind chill, especially in the early morning and evening.

Weather Trivia:

Did you know that the highest recorded temperature for March in Toronto was 26.7°C, set back in 2012? This year’s cooler temperatures remind us of the city’s varied climatic experiences during the transition from winter to spring.

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