The winter season officially arrived as of 5:44 a.m.
Wednesday marks the Winter Solstice and the day we’ll have the fewest hours of daylight. The sun is expected to set at 4:54 p.m., giving us 9 hours and 1 minute of daylight.
From here on out, daylight hours will get a little longer each day until the Summer Solstice on June 21, 2017.
Environment Canada says even though we’re seeing temperatures rise a little during the back half of the week, there’s enough snow to keep things looking festive.
“I think we do have a sufficient amount of snow on the ground, and certainly by Christmas morning the system is still going to be getting itself together, so any rain that does fall will fall later in the day on Christmas Day,” said meteorologist Geoff Coulson.
“So, the white Christmas still looks like a pretty good bet for the London area.”
Coulson says we’ll see a few flurries over night Wednesday and into Thursday, before we hit 4 or 5 degrees on Christmas and Boxing Days.
“For Christmas day itself, it’s actually looking like we could see a little bit in the way of mixed shower and flurry activity initially during the day, and that’s going to go over to straight showers late in the day on Christmas itself, and on to Boxing Day.”
As for the week that follows, Coulson says we’ll likely see temperatures in the 1 to 2 degree range leading up to New Year’s Eve.