Dreaming of a white Christmas? According to the Christmas weather forecast for Toronto, there’s a slight chance that your dreams might come true. Sort of.
Both AccuWeather and Environment Canada have shared their predictions and long-range forecasts for Toronto and it looks like, you’ll be catching snowflakes on your tongue this Christmas Day.
According to AccuWeather’s forecast for Sunday, December 25th, the city is expected to have a high of 0°C, feeling like -4°C, and “a couple of flurries” throughout the day.
As of right now, the probability of precipitation is 49%. However, we still have a few weeks to go until the big day, so this forecast is likely to change.
It’s also supposed to snow on Christmas Eve day. AccuWeather is calling for a high of -1°C and “some snow” on December 24th.
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But according to Environment Canada, there’s a 51% chance that Toronto will have a white Christmas. Better chances but still not much of a difference. These statistics are based on 67 years of snowfall records, per the EC – since 1955.
It doesn’t look likely that we’ll be waking up to a fresh blanket of snow on Christmas morning, but we’ll still get treated to a little bit of snowfall if the forecast proves to be correct.
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According to the Old Farmers Almanac, the snowiest periods of the season are predicted to be in early December and mid-January in Ontario.
The Weather Network says that most provinces are in for a “colder than normal” start to winter this year, thanks to “a rare triple-dip La Niña weather pattern in the Pacific Ocean” and a polar vortex at the same time.
However, Ontario residents will get some relief from the cold throughout the season.
“Winter will take a break at times with periods of mild weather during January and February, especially from southern Ontario to Newfoundland,” said Scott.
An “extended thaw” could take place in southern Ontario later this winter, but the season will also bring “a messy mix of snow, ice, and even rain at times,” and precipitation levels will likely be above-normal.
Ultimately, it’s still too early to know exactly what Mother Nature has in store. It may be another green Christmas for Toronto this year, but we’re still holding out hope.