Update: Cold weather could slow down arrival of cherry blossoms in Toronto

Mar 22 2018, 4:38 pm

While our calendars might say that spring has arrived, the temperature continues to disagree.

According to Sakura in High Park‘s latest update, the cherry blossom buds in High Park appear to be well shaped and healthy, however, the cold “has kept the buds locked in the early stages of development with only slight changes seen on the trees.”

In order for any significant development to occur to the cherry blossom buds, Sakura in High Park says Toronto needs consistently warmer weather.

However, The Weather Network reported that as we move towards April, cold weather will continue to dominate and snow is even still in the forecast.

If this is true, the cherry blossoms’ blooming dates could be pushed back further towards the end of April.

Once the buds reach their peak bloom, they can last around one to two weeks, weather permitting, which makes them a very special sight to see.

But let’s be real, this is Toronto and Mother Nature plays by her own rules.

Here’s to hoping the warmer weather returns sooner rather than later.

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