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Old 02-28-2010, 11:52 PM
 
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Hi, i'm moving to Toronto from Minneapolis, Minnesota next month for work and was wondering how sunny Toronto usually is year round! Where i live now is colder than Toronto but i enjoy seeing the sunshine very much! Does Toronto get the same amout of sunshine as say Buffalo, NY?
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Old 03-02-2010, 08:24 PM
 
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I'd say it will get about the same as Buffalo as Toronto is not that far from Buffalo.

You will notice that it may also be more humid during the summers than what your used to in Minneapolis, but definately more milder winters and perhaps a bit more snow as well.
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Old 03-02-2010, 09:57 PM
 
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Toronto and Buffalo weather are very similar; they're only about 75 miles apart.

The major climactic difference would be Buffalo's unfortunate position at the end of Lake Erie which can result in some very nasty lake effect snow falls in winter. Toronto tends to avoid the lake effect snow machine most of the time.
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Old 03-04-2010, 08:17 PM
 
Location: Ontario,Canada
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Welcome to Toronto.

but Toronto can get as Cold as Minneapolis sometimes.

I have seen days when its colder in Toronto than Minneapolis.

But most of the Time Minneapolis is Colder, but Toronto is cooler in the summer. its possible for Toronto summer lows to get in single digits 3°C.

and Minneapolis warms up faster in the spring than Toronto.

Accumulating snow can fall anytime from Mid-November to April in Toronto.

This year (2010) is considered a very Mild Winter for Toronto.

I Hope next winter Year we get a real winter.
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Old 03-04-2010, 10:53 PM
 
Location: Waterloo, ON
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Actually, Minneapolis is colder than Toronto for only 3 months (Nov - Jan). Dec and Jan are significantly colder though. February is the same temperature, and March-October months are warmer. Obviously they get more sunshine and less snow over there than we do here, so it might not feel as bad.
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Old 03-05-2010, 05:02 PM
 
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Hi, i'm moving to Toronto from Minneapolis, Minnesota next month for work and was wondering how sunny Toronto usually is year round! Where i live now is colder than Toronto but i enjoy seeing the sunshine very much! Does Toronto get the same amout of sunshine as say Buffalo, NY?
For average sunshine in Toronto, I was able to find that by doing a google.. it was a wikipedia link.. Not too sure when I did a google on Minneapolis sunshine but I'm sure that info. is available somewhere..
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Old 03-05-2010, 08:48 PM
 
Location: Ontario,Canada
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Actually, Minneapolis is colder than Toronto for only 3 months (Nov - Jan). Dec and Jan are significantly colder though. February is the same temperature, and March-October months are warmer. Obviously they get more sunshine and less snow over there than we do here, so it might not feel as bad.

Yes, I agree
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Old 03-06-2010, 01:35 AM
 
Location: Etobicoke, ON
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I think the weather is impossible to predict. Having lived within an hour or two of Toronto all of my life in both directions, I've learned that trying to anticipate any aspect of a season is hopeless.

One summer will be gorgeous blue skies and nice 30C weather solid. The next summer (such as our last one) can be overcast and cold for the season (15-20C highs) on average.

On average, I'd say that it's not bad here. Some weeks might be 5 days of straight overcast, other weeks might be a week or two of solid sun. While it's impossible to say, if I had to guess I'd say that on average there might be a weeks worth of overcast days per month during the spring/summer/fall months.

Winter is usually quite overcast.

It's not bad at all though. It is very rare where you see so much of an overcast sky that you wonder if the sun is coming back. Last year was just a poor summer for having favourable conditions.
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Old 03-11-2010, 06:28 AM
 
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Winter is usually quite overcast.
Winter is NOT usually overcast... it is sunny more than 80% of the time!
Go to London, UK or Seattle, you will not what being usually overcast is like.
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Old 03-11-2010, 08:41 AM
 
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Toroonto can be as hot as the south in the summer and as cold as alaska in the winter. It has weather extremes and is known for the most thunderstorms of any major city
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