Toronto is blanketed with 10 centimeters of snow. It’s a low of -11 C. An extreme cold weather alert is issued by the City of Toronto. It’s April.
A blast of cold weather hit Toronto this spring, with ‘old man winter’ digging his heels in the ground.
Environment Canada said the cold weather blast is due to a polar vortex. It is an influx of cold air from the Arctic that brings sub-zero temperatures.
Torontonians have mixed reactions to the frigid weather.
— J.R. McConvey (@jrmcconvey) April 6, 2016
Guys, read the program: “The role of April will be played by January.” #dlws
— R. (@rodneytown) April 4, 2016
— CLAC (@clacunion) April 5, 2016
Weather conditions are expected to improve throughout the week to more seasonal temperatures.
Here’s an info-graphic of April weather conditions in Toronto over the last five years.