Toronto, Canada: Live Weather

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Sunday 18 August
12:12 GMT | 08:12 EDT

Last updated:

18 Aug
UK Time: 12:20 BST
Local Time: 07:20 EDT
68°F (20°C)
6mph (9kmh)
  • Sunrise 06:25
  • Sunset 20:17
Temp feels like: 70°F (21°C)
Length of Day: 13h 52m
Pressure: 29.95" (1014 hpa)
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Historic Temperatures for 18th August in Toronto

Average High 72°F (22°C)
Record High 79°F (26°C) (2002)
Average Low 61°F (16°C)
Record Low 52°F (11°C) (2007)

Weather in Toronto

With a mild semi-continental climate, Toronto is warmer than more northerly regions of Canada. Summers are warm, even hot, winters are cold, and low-to-moderate rainfall is consistent throughout the year. A city on Lake Ontario in the province of Ontario, Toronto is similar in latitude to Bordeaux and Milan and enjoys comparable weather.

Summer Weather in Toronto

From June to September, Toronto is pleasantly warm and has more humidity than other regions of Canada, with rain increasing near the season's end. Over June, the average high temperature rises from 22°C (72°F) to a peak of 25°C (77°F), falling to 24°C (75°F) in August and down to 20°C (68°F) in September.

Thanks to the effect of Lake Ontario, Toronto enjoys summers that are cooler than other areas of Canada. Evening temperatures can be chilly at the beginning and end of the season, but quite comfortable in the middle period. From July onward the lake is warm enough for swimming and southwest winds make it perfect for sailing.

Autumn Weather in Toronto

Toronto rapidly cools in October and November. The average high temperature drops to 13°C (55°F) in October and to 7°C (45°F) in November. The average low drops to 7°C (45°F) in October and 2°C (36°F) in November.

The colourful display of turning leaves by the lake is a stunning sight — but bundle up to enjoy the view! With Lake Ontario's dampening effect, frost arrives late in Toronto and fog rolls in from the water.

Winter Weather in Toronto

While not snowbound like other parts of Canada, Toronto is cold and sees moderate snow from December to February. The average high drops to -1°C (30°F) in January and February, while the average low is below freezing for the entire season: -4°C (25°F) in December, -8°C (18°F) in January and -7°C (19°F) in February.

Lake Ontario's surface usually freezes but its great depth prevents a complete freeze. The sky is often grey as the sun only comes out for an average of two hours a day in December, three in January and four in February.

Spring Weather in Toronto

From March to May cool weather gradually turns warm. The average high temperature rises above freezing to 4°C (39°F) in March, 10°C (50°F) in April and 16°C (61°F)  in May. Evenings remain cold, below freezing in March, and cold winds often blow in from the lake to make it feel much colder.

Rainfall remains moderate throughout. Snow often thaws at the start of spring but the area has experienced early thaws in February. The sun slowly returns but the lake remains far too cold for swimming.

Rainfall in Toronto

Much of the moderate annual rainfall occurs from July to September. The early months of summer are the year's sunniest and rainfall is, as always, quite low. Precipitation falls in light showers on about ten days in each month. August and September are the wettest months and have seen occasional thunderstorms. Hurricanes are rare but have happened in autumn.

Extreme Weather

With the moderating effects of Lake Ontario and a southerly location compared to the rest of Canada, Toronto rarely sees extreme weather. But it can get hit by severe cold snaps. Between December and February, temperatures have fallen to a low of -4˚F (-20˚C).

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