Roving Correspondent, Toronto, bdnews24.com
Published: 2017-02-24 22:33:17 BdST
The previous record for the warmest day ever in February was set last year on Feb 3 with a high of 16C.
Weather records for Toronto started in 1938.
The temperatures also shattered a 33-year-old record high of 14.9C for Feb 23, set back in 1984.
“Temperatures soared to 17.7C by early on Thursday afternoon, before cooling down to 12C closer to the evening,” the Toronto Star reported quoting meteorologist.
The Torontonians enjoyed an exceptionally balmy day on Thursday, but it wasn’t just a record high for Feb 23; it was the warmest day ever recorded in February, the newspaper added.
On Friday, temperatures are expected to dip down back down to a high of 4C which is still over the average temperatures for February. There will be a 30 percent chance of rain and drizzle.
Saturday is forecasting for another double-digit day at 12C, but showers and strong winds are expected throughout the day.
Just a few days ago, the city with a population of around 2.6 million, broke another temperature record last Saturday when temperatures hovered at 12C, beating out the 2011 record at 11C.
To contrast, the lowest temperature for today was at -19.4C in 1972.