Toronto Weather Outlook: Mild and Unsettled Conditions Ahead

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TORONTO – WEATHER – As Toronto wakes up to a chilly but stable 0°C on March 16, 2024, the city prepares for a spell of mild and somewhat unsettled weather. The current weather, observed at Toronto Pearson International Airport, showcases mostly cloudy skies with a gentle west-southwest wind contributing to a slight wind chill.

As the day progresses, temperatures are expected to rise, bringing a mix of conditions including possible showers and fluctuating temperatures through to Monday.

Today’s Weather Overview

Current Conditions

  • Temperature: 0.0°C
  • Dew Point: -1.3°C
  • Humidity: 91%
  • Pressure: 101.2 kPa and falling
  • Wind: West-southwest at 8 km/h
  • Wind Chill: -3
  • Visibility: 24 km
  • Condition: Mostly Cloudy

Expected Conditions

  • Today: The day will be mainly cloudy with winds shifting to the south at 20 km/h, gusting to 40 km/h by late morning. Expect a high of 9°C, though the morning might feel as cold as -4°C due to wind chill. The UV index is forecasted to be 3, indicating moderate levels of ultraviolet radiation.
  • Tonight: A few showers may occur, ending near midnight, followed by cloudy skies with a 30% chance of showers. Winds will shift from south to west at 20 km/h, gusting to 40 km/h. The temperature will drop to a low of +1°C.
  • Sunday, March 17: The day is expected to be mainly cloudy with a 30% chance of rain showers or flurries in the morning and early afternoon. Westerly winds will be strong at 30 km/h, gusting to 50 km/h, with a high of +5°C and a moderate UV index of 3.
  • Sunday Night: Cloudy periods are anticipated along with a 40% chance of flurries. Temperatures will dip to a low of -2°C.
  • Monday, March 18: A mix of sun and cloud is forecasted, with a 40% chance of rain showers or flurries. The high for the day will be +3°C. The night will see cloudy periods with a low of -1°C.

Wardrobe Recommendations

With the weather showing signs of fluctuation between cool, mild, and occasional wet conditions, dressing in layers will be key. A waterproof jacket and sturdy, water-resistant footwear are advisable for the showers. Don’t forget a warm scarf and gloves, especially for the cooler mornings and evenings.

Weather Trivia

Toronto’s climate is greatly influenced by its geographical location along the Great Lakes, leading to its variable weather patterns. Did you know that the city’s waterfront area can experience slightly milder temperatures in winter compared to areas further inland, thanks to the moderating effect of Lake Ontario?

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