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Rainbows spotted across southern Ontario

Staff writers

October 19, 2012 — Periods of light rain across southern Ontario Thursday evening led to multiple rainbow sightings in southern Ontario.

Southeastern Ontario may have the chance to spot a rainbow on Friday
Southeastern Ontario may have the chance to spot a rainbow on Friday

At around 6 p.m., the tweets started pouring in.

"A beautiful double rainbow this evening," said Christina in Barrie.

"Check out the double rainbow in Stoney Creek!" Kristine said.

Dozens of gorgeous snapshots were splattered across Facebook and Twitter as rainbows danced across southern Ontario skies Thursday evening.

Gina Ressler, a meteorologist at The Weather Network, says the vibrant spectrum of colours happen when the sun's rays move through water droplets in the atmosphere. When the light gets refracted, a rainbow is born.

A repeat performance doesn't look likely for the GTA. While there is rain in the Friday evening forecast, the shower should arrive after the sun sets.

But cities in southeastern Ontario - like Windsor - may have the chance to spot a rainbow or two before dusk.

Visit the Canadian Cities Index to keep on top of weather conditions across the country.

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