May 17, 2024: Toronto Long Weekend Weather Forecast

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Toronto – Weather – Good morning, Toronto! As we start our day on May 17, 2024, the city is experiencing mostly cloudy conditions with a mild temperature of 15°C. Significant weather changes are expected throughout the day, including potential showers and thunderstorms. Let’s dive into the detailed weather forecast for today and the upcoming days.

Today’s Weather Overview

Current Conditions

As of 6:00 AM EDT, the weather in Toronto, observed at Pearson International Airport, is mostly cloudy with a temperature of 15.1°C. The dew point is at 14.3°C, making the humidity quite high at 95%. The wind is gently blowing from the east at 5 km/h, and the atmospheric pressure is 101.1 kPa and falling. Visibility is excellent at 24 km.

Afternoon and Evening Forecast

  • Afternoon: The sky will remain mainly cloudy with a 40% chance of showers in the afternoon. There is a risk of thunderstorms, so be prepared for sudden changes. Fog patches, which were present this morning, will dissipate. The wind will shift and increase to 20 km/h from the west. The high temperature will reach 20°C, and the UV index is expected to be 6, which is considered high.
  • Evening: The evening will continue to be cloudy with a 40% chance of showers and a risk of thunderstorms early on. Fog patches are expected to develop after midnight. The temperature will drop to a low of 15°C.

Long Weekend Weather Forecast

Expected Conditions

  • Saturday, May 18: The day will start off cloudy with fog patches dissipating in the morning. Expect the high to reach 22°C, with a humidex making it feel like 26°C. The UV index will be moderate at 5.
    • Night: Clear skies with a low of 14°C.
  • Sunday, May 19: The weather will be sunny with a high of 24°C.
    • Night: Clear skies will continue into the night with a low of 14°C.
  • Monday, May 20: Another sunny day is forecasted with a high of 25°C.
    • Night: Expect cloudy periods with a low of 14°C.

Wardrobe Recommendations

  • Today: With potential showers and a risk of thunderstorms, carrying a light rain jacket or umbrella is advisable. The temperature will be mild, so dressing in layers will help you stay comfortable throughout the day.
  • Tomorrow: Light clothing with an option for a jacket in the morning due to possible fog patches. Comfortable attire for a slightly humid day.
  • Sunday and Monday: Enjoy the sunny weather with light and breathable clothing. Sunglasses and sunblock are recommended due to higher UV indices.

Weather Trivia

Did you know that Toronto holds the record for the highest temperature ever recorded in Ontario? On July 11, 1936, the temperature soared to a scorching 40.6°C! While today’s forecast is nowhere near that extreme, it’s a reminder of the diverse and sometimes extreme weather patterns our city can experience.

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