London region to break 1966 temperature record today

The last time it was as this warm in London on March 4 as it will be today, miniskirts and go-go boots were all the rage and the song California Dreaming peaked on the Billboard Top 100 chart. 

Monday’s temperature is projected to reach 18 C, three degrees higher than the record 15 C set in 1966. 

Sunshine is also in the forecast for the day.

“Many locations across southwestern Ontario look like they’re going to be breaking records,” said Geoff Coulson, a a warning preparedness meteorologist with Environment Canada. “This is just another example of the incredible winter we’ve experienced.”

Tuesday is expected to reach 17 C, but with a 40 per cent chance of showers. The temperature is expected to fall on Wednesday, hovering around 9 C and cloudy. 

A steady flow of air from the south is to blame for the weather, Coulson said, explaining that warm and moist air is being drawn from the Gulf of Mexico to Ontario.

“We’ll be a long way from normal for today and tomorrow, that’s for sure,” he added.

All school buses in Oxford County were cancelled this morning due to fog, which made for dangerous driving conditions.

Buses are expected the resume for the afternoon run, according to the organization that oversees school transportation.

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