Severe Weather Alerts: Rainfall and Wind Gusts Challenge Toronto

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Weather Advisory - Rain

Today’s Weather Overview

Current Conditions

TORONTO – WEATHER – As of 5:00 AM EDT at Toronto Pearson International Airport, the city contends with light rain under pressure that is steadily falling (98.4 kPa). With a temperature of 12.6°C that matches the dew point, humidity has maxed out at 100%, creating dense atmospheric conditions. Visibility is restricted to 5 kilometers, with an east-southeast breeze flowing at a gentle 5 km/h.

Expected Conditions

Today, Toronto faces continuous periods of rain which should conclude around noon, transitioning into a cloudy sky with a 60% chance of residual showers. Morning fog will lift, but not before depositing an additional 10 to 15 mm of rainfall. Winds will shift southwest and increase to 30 km/h, gusting up to 60 km/h, as temperatures drop to a cooler 9°C by the afternoon. The UV index remains low at 2.

Tonight, anticipate more showers as winds turn northwest, ramping up to 40 km/h with gusts reaching 70 km/h. Temperatures will dip to a low of plus 4°C.

Tomorrow’s Forecast

On Saturday, April 13, the morning may start cloudy with a 40% chance of showers, clearing by late afternoon. The northwest wind continues at 40 km/h, gusting to 70 km/h, with a moderate UV index of 3 and a high of 10°C. Nighttime will see cloudy periods with a low of plus 4°C.

Sunday forecasts a cloudy day with a 30% chance of showers and a mild high of 15°C. The night will also have cloudy periods and a slight chance of showers, with temperatures falling to plus 2°C.

Wardrobe Recommendations

Given the fluctuating temperatures and conditions:

  • Waterproof outerwear is essential today and tomorrow.
  • Sturdy, wind-resistant umbrellas and layers that can be adjusted throughout the day are advisable.
  • For the weekend, maintain layers and keep rain gear handy, especially for windy conditions.

Weather Trivia

Did you know? Toronto’s heaviest single-day rainfall occurred on July 8, 2013, when the city was drenched with 126 mm of rain, flooding streets and knocking out power across regions. Today’s weather, while severe, thankfully does not approach these historic levels.

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