The spring delay… 24 h

News 20 March, 2018
  • Catherine Montambeault

    Tuesday, 20 march, 2018 00:00

    Tuesday, 20 march, 2018 00:00

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    Despite the arrival of spring today, the cold of the last days continues. It should, however, give way to more comfortable temperatures as soon as tomorrow.

    “There is a dome of cold, very large, currently over Quebec. It gives us temperatures almost 8 degrees Celsius in the average season, ” said meteorologist Gilles’brien.

    “We had a winter really excited this year, with lots of snow and cold waves,” he says. It started in lion, and it will end in lion ! “

    The next night will be frigid with a minimum announced of -14 degrees Celsius in Montreal. But from tomorrow, the mercury should warm up gradually until it reaches the normal season this weekend.

    “In the beginning of next week, the latest models predict temperatures above normal, says Mr. Brien. We should talk of 6 or 7 degrees on the day. “

    For the next few months, the weather network predicts a wet spring.

    By the way, the spring arrives this year on march 20, rather than 21. It will take getting used to since it is that in 2102, in 84 years, that the spring equinox will fall to a new 21st of march, according to the Institute of celestial mechanics and calculation of ephemeris.

    In 2044, spring will arrive even sooner, on 19 march, which has not happened since 1796.