Record-setting warmth in T.O. will be short-lived
Published Monday, November 12, 2012 1:51PM EST
Last Updated Monday, November 12, 2012 5:35PM EST
For the second consecutive day, Torontonians basked in record-setting warmth that gave people a spring-like break from usually chilly November days.
As expected, the reprieve from the cold will be short-lived, with the temperature set to nosedive once the sun sets late Monday afternoon.
Toronto narrowly eclipsed a 48-year-old weather record for Nov. 12 when the temperature hit 19.7 C at Pearson International Airport at 2 p.m.
The old record of 18.9 C was set in 1964, when the aforementioned Lester B. Pearson was prime minister and the city’s airport was known as Toronto International Airport, The Supremes were atop the music charts and Beatlemania was in its infancy.
On the flip side, the lowest temperature ever recorded at Pearson airport on Nov. 12 was -7.8 C in 1937, almost 27 degrees colder than Monday’s record high.
On Sunday, Toronto broke a 74-year-old record with a high of 18 C.
Normal temperatures for this time of year are highs of 8 C and lows of 1 C.
Chance of wet flurries
For the remainder of Monday, Environment Canada is predicting rain and wind gusts of 40 kilometres-per-hour, as the temperature falls to 7 C by the end of the afternoon.
There is a chance of wet flurries as the temperature falls to -1 C overnight.
The weather will remain below seasonal until later in the week, with highs of 4 C and 5 C expected Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively.
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