There is no doubt that Canada is a cold country. Nonetheless a phenomenon called Indian Summer occurs in certain parts of the country some years (in Southern Ontario most of the years). Indian summer usually takes place between late October to mid November. It follows a cold frosty weather in early October when the leaves turn yellow and fall shows its presence. The temperature suddenly rises for a few days and sometimes a few weeks, as if the fall is gone for good. Many people step out their homes in summer outfit. Indian Summer is then followed by snow and cold weather, a cold weather that stays for long.
Of course you won’t experience hot temperatures like an actual summer. The highest temperature of the day would be between 15 to 25 degrees Celsius (or rather 59 to 77 degrees Fahrenheit). I usually wear short sleeves when it is 14 degrees Celsius or over. Some people stick with their fall jackets though.
I have seen similar activities in the first few days of January. Temperature rises to 15 degrees Celsius and snow melts down completely.
The bottom line is that all these fluctuations make fall and winter cold more tolerable. My experience is limited to southern Ontario only. If you live in other regions of Canada please share your experience with me and the readers of the blog.
The last but not the least is that Indian Summer is here at the moment. The weather has been amazing for the past couple of weeks. The forecast shows that it is going to stay here for a while. Chatham temperature would be around 14 degrees Celsius in the next few days. This calls for short sleeves, or does it?
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