Despite the fact that winter arrives at 11:49 p.m. on Monday, unusually warm weather means Toronto will likely will not see a white Christmas.
Environment Canada’s Desjanelle Matthews says a strong southerly flow is causing temperatures to rise.
Cold air is being flushed out quickly which is causing unusually warm temperatures in the GTA, so much so that records for warmth could be broken by mid-week, with a predicted high of 14 on Thursday.
It’s likely we will see off and on rain over the next few days with cold front expected to pass by Thursday night bringing colder temperatures for the weekend.
As for Christmas Day, Environment Canada says we should get a mix of sun and cloud with 5 Celsius.
The December Solstice brings the shortest day of the year due to the Earth’s North pole being tilted further away as compared to the other days in a given year resulting in less daylight and a drop in temperature.