Record-low temperatures in many southern Ontario communities
Chris Fox, CP24.com
Published Tuesday, April 5, 2016 10:05AM EDT
Last Updated Tuesday, April 5, 2016 10:12AM EDT
A number of cold weather records were broken across Southern Ontario on Tuesday morning as winter-like temperatures battered the region.
The mercury dropped to – 7 C in Toronto overnight but it was even colder elsewhere as an artic high pressure system brought record-breaking cold to a number of communities.
In Barrie, a low of – 15 C was recorded, breaking a 34-year-old record for April 5. (- 14 C).
Meanwhile, in Hamilton the temperature dipped to – 10.9 C, topping a 21-year-old record (-10.8 C).
Here are some of the other communities that broke temperature records Tuesday.
- London (-12 C)
- Delhi (-12.2 C)
- Kitchener (-15.5 C)
- Guelph (-16.7)
- Timmins (-24.5 C)
- Kirkland Lake (-26.5 C).
The record low temperature for Toronto on April 5 is -9.4 C (1975).
Environment Canada is predicting that the temperature will reach a high of 0 C today before dropping to – 3 C overnight.