Nicole Williams and Katherine Green
Torontonians are experiencing a bout of unseasonably warm temperatures as the month of November starts off with temperatures hovering in the mid-to-high teens.
Environment Canada Meteorologist Peter Kimbell says the average temperature for early November is typically around 9 C.
Kimbell said Southern Ontario’s weather system is experiencing a warm southerly flow of air.
“A large ridge of high pressure from the Eastern continent is continuing to move eastward, pushing the warmer temperatures well above normal,” he said.
Kimbell said the rising temperatures in Southern Ontario are not yet warm enough to break record highs, but Thursday’s high of 19 degrees will certainly be close to matching it.
The warm weather is expected to last till Friday, with a cold front bringing showers and temperatures cooling off to normal by Friday night.
Environment Canada says that temperatures will bounce back to warmer levels again next week, keeping the bitter cold of Canadian winters at bay just a little while longer.