Toronto’s September and October temperatures were some of the warmest in history, according to Environment Canada.
While the city feels like it didn’t really have a summer, September ended on a warm note, with days breaking weather records along the way.
But Environment Canada meteorologist Peter Kimbell said that as a whole month, September didn’t break records.
The mean temperature for September was 19.2°C, with the normal mean being 17.2°C. This means September was 2°C warmer than usual. While this year’s September is in the top 10% of warmest on record, there were warmer ones in 2002, 1961, 1881, 2015, and 1921 at least, said Kimbell.
As for October, as it stands now, this is the warmest in history.
“We have the warmest October on record in Toronto, but that’s misleading because the month is not over yet and the next few days will be below normal,” Kimbell said.
Counting in the temperature drop in the next few days, the mean temperature in Toronto for October will be 15°C, compared to the normal 10.7°C.
By the end of the month, Kimbell predicts that this will be the 5th warmest October on record. Warmer months were recorded in 1971, 1963, 1947, and 2007.
Environment Canada is currently forecasting rain for Saturday, and the temperature will drop to 10°C by Halloween day.