March 20, 2010 — Spring officially kicked off at 1:32pm today! Astronomer Andrew Yee explains what Canadians have to look forward to for the upcoming season.
The official start to spring took place today. Even the days are longer now after we 'sprung forward, just a week ago.
'From this day on the sun will spend more time over the northern hemisphere,'explains astronomer Andrew Yee. 'So our days will get longer until it hits a peak on the longest day of the year on summer solstice that will be in late June.'
Although spring is here at 1:32pm today, several areas have been seeing spring weather for the past week wtih temperatures well above seasonal. The warm weather is helping to melt away the final signs of winter.
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