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Southern Ontario enjoys record warm temperatures


Record-breaking temperatures were reported throughout southern Ontario
Record-breaking temperatures were reported throughout southern Ontario

Staff writers

November 26, 2011 — Southern Ontario enjoyed warm weather on Friday following a wintery storm earlier in the week.

Pearson airport reported a high of 15.7C  on Friday
Pearson airport reported a high of 15.7C on Friday

From rain and freezing temperatures to clear skies and spring-like conditions, Ontario has seen it all this week.

The wacky weather began Tuesday evening, when a storm system brought freezing rain and ice to most of the province. It moved through the area quickly, and was replaced with unseasonably warm weather on Friday.

Pearson airport reported a high of 15.7C Friday afternoon, inching past the previous record of 15.6C that was set in 2001. Collingwood reached a balmy 17C, breaking the town's previously-held record of 16.4C -- and making it Ontario's hot spot for the day.

Students at the University of Western Ontario in London were loving the balmy weather.

I'm going to be reading some books out on my porch instead of cooped up under blankets like I would normally expect from November, one student said of her weekend plans.

Unfortunately, the outlook won't be as bright for Sunday. Rain will start moving into the area overnight, and by Sunday evening, some places in Southern Ontario could see 25 millimetres of rain.

And winter isn't over for everyone: northeastern Ontario is bracing for a wallop of winter that will begin Friday evening and last for much of the weekend.

Regardless of the temperature outdoors, now is a good time to get your car ready for winter. Experts recommend that motorists have their winter tires installed prior to the first snowfall.

Check the Canadian Cities Index to get up-to-date weather information in your area.

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