Autumn officially arrives next Thursday and it’s shaping up to be warmer than normal.
Following a hot and humid summer, forecasters predict warmer than normal conditions this month and next.
But Environment Canada’s Peter Kimbell tells AM980 that doesn’t mean you won’t need a jacket.
“Going forward, the next couple of weeks, the last couple of weeks of September probably a bit on the warm side, remembering of course the temperatures are going to fall. I’m not saying that we’re going to be seeing 24, 25 degree days for the rest of the month, that’s not going to happen. It is going to get cooler, but possible a degree or two on the warm side,” he explains.
“Temperatures are going to start falling, in fact we are seeing that beginning in fact [Wednesday]. We have a high forecast for 27 [Tuesday] and a cold front coming through [Wednesday] morning so 22 [Wednesday], 22 the next day, which is really about normal for this time of year.”
As for November and beyond, Kimbell says it’s hard to predict.
“Our confidence with respect to longterm forecasting is weak. The reality is, the forecast for a day in October will depend intimately on where the lows, the highs, the cold fronts, the warm fronts are, and that kind of detail isn’t possible to be forecast much beyond a couple of weeks.”
As for snowfall, Kimbell says London historically gets about 3 cm in October, though only time will tell.
With files from Natalie Lovie.