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Climate in Toronto

Climate in Toronto

Toronto's climate is on the whole on the cool side and variable conditions can be expected, temperatures average -3.5°C (26°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 day or two, despite this come prepared, winters are still cold and at times, snowy and windy. Contrary to Canadian climate stereotypes, 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, and temperature go over 80 F on average of 20 days per year. Late spring and early fall are generally considered to be the most pleasant times to visit, summer is the peak tourist season, but visitors will find that Toronto's vibrancy extends through the winter with outdoor ice-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 are common, most lasting less than an hour.

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Climate Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Daily highs (°C) 0 1 5 13 19 24 27 27 22 15 9 2
Nightly lows (°C) -7 -6 -2 5 10 15 18 18 14 7 3 -3
Precipitation (mm) 61 51 66 70 73 72 68 80 83 65 76 71

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