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Forecasting March Weather

March 21, 2010 — Over the course of the past week, we've seen the weather change dramatically in Southern Ontario. Why? Because March is one of the most diverse months when it comes to weather. Weather Network Meteorologist Mark Robinson explains.

The past week in Southern Ontario had it's ups and downs, in terms of the weather that is. Earlier this week, the region was chalk full of record breaking highs! Monday started off with Toronto hitting a high of 13, and it just skyrocketed from there. Tuesday and Wednesday hovered between 16 and 17 degrees, Thursday sizzled at 18 and by Friday, Toronto's Pearson International Airport spiked to nearly 19. That smashed a previous record set back in 1986.

And it wasn't just the temperatures that had people smiling, it was the beautiful sunny skies! Many people took advantage of the summer-like conditions by visiting the beach, gardening and breaking out the bbq for a mid-March grill.

However, all good things come to an end, and by the time the weekend hit, the temperatures had plummeted back to seasonal. On Saturday, a disturbance moved through the region bringing freezing rain and flurries. Brampton and Toronto both reported unsettled conditions during the early morning hours. Cloudy conditions dominated the skies and the breeze kicked up. Sunday was more or less the same story with both cloud and unsettled weather.

For Monday, make sure you get out your umbrellas because rain is on the way. The system will begin in the city afternoon and continue into Tuesday. By the time it's all said and done, the region could see up to 15 mm.

For more details on the forecast for the first OFFICIAL week of spring, make sure you tune into The Weather Network on TV. Your Regional forecast comes up at the top and bottom of every hour.

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