Today is the warmest March 11 Toronto has seen in nearly a decade

Mar 11 2021, 11:41 am

Toronto is in the midst of a record-breaking hot streak.

According to The Weather Network Meteorologist Doug Gillham, today is the warmest March 11 the city has seen in nearly a decade.

Gillham took to social media on Thursday morning, revealing that a temperature reading of 18.6°C was taken at Pearson Airport at 11 am.

Toronto’s previous record for the warmest March 11 was set in 2012 when 17.7°C was recorded.

“Record warmth & May-like temperatures today!” Gillham tweeted.

The city only has a short window to enjoy the warm weather, though.

Strong winds of up to 80 kilometres an hour are expected this afternoon, and there’s a risk of a thunderstorm as well.

The sun is expected to return by Friday morning.

Gillham noted that while temperatures will cool down to end the week, the forecasted high of 10°C is still above seasonal.

According to The Weather Network, the sunshine will continue all weekend, with highs of 5°C and 3°C forecasted for Saturday and Sunday, respectively.

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