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Comparing conditions in Toronto


April 12, 2010 — Sunny skies and a high of 13. The current conditions in Toronto leaves the city right in the middle compared to previous years.

Not too hot. Not too cold.

The weather in Toronto is just right. Compared to other years that is.

Brian Dillon is a meteorologist at The Weather Network. He says the city is pretty much right in the middle of where it has been in previous years.

“Temperatures right now aren't record breaking, but they are still above seasonal by about 4 degrees,” says Dillon.

In short, Torontonians aren't sweltering today and they're not shivering either.

“Looking back at history, the city can get really cold at this time of year and there's even been decent amounts of snow at the beginning of April,” explains Dillon.

Kind of like what residents were seeing late last week. Between temperatures in the low single digits and a small dose of snow, it was feeling more like winter heading into the weekend. Still, it could have been worse. None of the snow stuck to the ground and on this day in history there have been 4 centimetres recorded in the city.

According to Dillon this flip flopping of weather is normal for this time of year.

“With the changing of the seasons there could always be a great fluctuation between temperatures and precipitation compared to other seasons,“ says Dillon. “But, so far this spring the area has been above seasonal in temperatures and below normal for precipitation.”

The return of the dry conditions and double digit highs came just in time for the Toronto Blue Jays home opener against the Chicago White Sox. The mild weather will make packing around 50,000 fans into one stadium a little easier.

For the latest details on what you can expect this week tune into The Weather Network on TV. Your Regional Forecast comes up at the top and bottom of each hour.

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