T.O. breaks temperature record as hot weather continues
Paul Johnston , cp24.com
Published Friday, March 16, 2012 11:19PM EDT
Another one bites the dust – temperature record that is.
You may want to start thinking about digging up those shorts and breaking out that sunscreen a little early this year, as the city broke yet another temperature record on Friday.
The mercury at Pearson International Airport hit 18.8 C Friday afternoon, breaking a 67-year-old record for March 16. The previous record of 18.3 C was set back in 1945.
And it was even hotter in the heart of the city, where temperatures hit 19.7 C in the downtown core.
It was the sixth consecutive day where temperatures have been well above seasonal norms in the city and Environment Canada predicts much of the same for the foreseeable future.
On Saturday, sunny skies and a high of 15 C is predicted while Sunday is expected to be cloudy with a high of 20 C.
The average temperature for Toronto this time of year is 4.1 C, but through the first two weeks of March the average has been a spring-like 9.6 C.