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TORONTO WEATHER

Weather & Climate in Toronto

Climate

Toronto's climate is on the whole on the cool side and variable conditions can be expected. Temperatures average -3.8°C (25°F) in January downtown, however the type of extreme cold experienced in parts of Canada further north do not hold a tight grip for usually more than a couple of days at a time. Despite this come prepared: winters are still cold, mostly cloudy, at times snowy and uncomfortably windy. The city experiences warm and humid summers with an average high of 27°C (80°F) and a low of 18°C (65°F) in July/August with many muggy evenings but rarely extreme heat, with an average of only 12 days where the temperature exceeds 30°C (86°F) but hotter airmasses often arrive with moderately high humidity levels. Late spring/early summer and early fall are generally considered to be the best times to visit for weather and less crowds, mid-summer is the peak tourist season, but visitors will find that Toronto's vibrancy extends through the winter with outdoor skating rinks and bundled up clubgoers, etc. Toronto's public buildings are nearly all air-conditioned and fully heated.

Sometimes during the winter, severe storms can slow down transportation and activities in the city for a day or two. In the summer, thunderstorms occur from time to time, most lasting less than an hour.

Climate data for Toronto

MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
Average high °C (°F)−0.2
(31.6)
0.7
(33.3)
5.8
(42.4)
12.5
(54.5)
18.7
(65.7)
24.4
(75.9)
27.3
(81.1)
26.5
(79.7)
22.3
(72.1)
14.5
(58.1)
9.0
(48.2)
2.8
(37)
13.7
(56.7)
Daily mean °C (°F)−3.4
(25.9)
−2.7
(27.1)
2.2
(36)
8.5
(47.3)
14.4
(57.9)
19.9
(67.8)
22.8
(73)
22.2
(72)
18.2
(64.8)
11.0
(51.8)
6.0
(42.8)
−0.1
(31.8)
9.9
(49.8)
Average low °C (°F)−6.5
(20.3)
−5.9
(21.4)
−1.5
(29.3)
4.3
(39.7)
9.9
(49.8)
15.4
(59.7)
18.3
(64.9)
17.9
(64.2)
14.0
(57.2)
7.5
(45.5)
2.9
(37.2)
−2.9
(26.8)
6.1
(43)
Source #1: Environment Canada.

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