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Return to spring in southern Ontario

Abby waiting for the snow to melt in Burlington, ON
Abby waiting for the snow to melt in Burlington, ON

Andrea Stockton, staff writer

March 29, 2011 — After days of below seasonal temperatures in southern Ontario, it is starting to feel a little more like spring in the region.

Temperatures climb to seasonal values
Temperatures climb to seasonal values

The sun has been shining for the past several days in southern Ontario, but recent frigid temperatures were making it difficult for some to believe the spring season had indeed arrived.

It was a typical and somewhat challenging winter across much of the country this year and the transition from winter to spring has been a slow and gradual one.

A wintery storm walloped southern Ontario last week, bringing close to 30 cm of snow to some areas. And while the snow had tapered off by Thursday, chilly temperatures remained. Most places have been dealing with temperatures between 5 and 10 degrees below seasonal for this time of year.

“Things are warming up though,” says Dayna Vettese, a meteorologist at The Weather Network. “Starting on Tuesday, temperatures started to climb to seasonal values. It was still breezy, but warmer for sure.” The city of Toronto hit 6°C. The same is forecast on Wednesday as well.

Vettese adds that by Thursday, temperatures will be hovering around 8 degrees.

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