If you thought November was a little warmer than usual, you were right.
Environment Canada says the average temperature last month was 6.1 degrees Celsius, nearly three degrees higher than the normal average of 3.4 degrees.
November continued the trend that has been the dominant weather trend for 2016, warmer than average temperatures.
The final day of November saw double digit temperatures, but didn’t set a record.
The relatively balmy November, despite seeing some snow midway through, matches with what forecasters called for the fall, warmer than average temperatures.
Meteorologist Geoff Coulson told AM980 December will see a return to more seasonal norms.
“We are looking at a bit of a shift in the temperature trend, back to more seasonal temperatures. Certainly no indication of any biting artic cold in the near-term forecast.”
Not only was November warmer than usual, but there was also fewer snow than usual.
“Not as much snow as we’re used to seeing for November, we had about 9cm for the month at the airport and normal snowfall for November is closer to 17cm, so really I think that was the story for November,” said Coulson.
The forecast for the rest of the week calls for single digit highs.
While December will be colder than November, no significant accumulation is expected yet.
However, Coulson does advise drivers take caution on the roads during the evenings or overnight.
“We are going to see temperatures around the freezing mark, or just below the freezing mark, so if you had some shower activity during the day there could be icy spots here and there, especially on secondary roads. Use extra caution over the course of the next week or so, even though we’re not anticipating a major weather system, we still could be dealing with some greasy roadways in Middlesex County over the next week or so,” he said.
It’s still too early to tell whether or not London will have a green or a white Christmas, that prediction will happen around the middle of December.
The first day of winter officially arrives December 21st at 5:44 a.m.