Well, it seems the roller-coaster of emotions is not over yet, as Montreal temperatures will be climbing again starting next Monday, when the mercury should be on the positive side for a least a few days.
While we try our best not to be in the business of flip-flopping with your feels, you can't deny this is great news. We are just telling it like it is.
These are downright tropical temperatures by Montreal standards, so while there are still 4 days of asshole cold to deal with, we at least have something to look forward to next week.
While the weather is expected to be manageable while you're doing your holiday shopping, the Farmers' Almanac predicts that things will take a turn for the worse around December 16, with conditions becoming more "unsettled."
"Frigidly cold weather" is expected to make its way from the Arctic to Quebec just in time for Christmas and Boxing Day, which will be mixed with scattered snow showers and flurries. So you may have a good excuse to skip a few parties to stay warm.
Either way, you'll likely find some relief as we welcome the new year. From December 28 to 31, the weather is expected to be "fair and cold initially, then becoming milder as we ring in 2022."
Overall, the Farmers' Almanac is predicting a "typical winter chill" in Quebec throughout winter, with a stormy January that'll taper off into a relatively easy, but still cold, February.
The forecast says Valentine's Day will see light snow and fair skies, which sounds ideal for a winter walk or cuddling up by a fire.
There will be almost 60% fewer days of precipitation in February compared to January, according to the report.
While it's tricky to predict the weather so far in advance, admitted the report, followers of the Farmers' Almanac have observed its accuracy "runs in the neighbourhood of 75% to 80%."
When it comes to weather in Quebec, we know it can be a little all over the place. This week, la belle province is going to see the four seasons in seven days in Quebec as MétéoMédia predicts temperatures of 40 C in some areas and a chance of snow in others.
"At the beginning of the week, over southern Quebec, temperatures will reach 35, or even 40, due to a very present humidex. However, this will be short-lived, as a system will pass over the province on Tuesday. Behind the cold front, temperatures will drop and the contrast will be well felt," MétéoMédia claimed.
"This temperature contrast will be most pronounced for areas a little further north. There could be snow in some areas, such as Fermont." In Fermont, it will be only two degrees on Wednesday night and four degrees during the day.
The sudden drop in temperature could lead to severe thunderstorms and wind gusts of up to 60 km/h on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, 20 to 30 mm of rain are expected in Montreal and Sherbrooke until Thursday evening.
Access Info: Swimming is allowed in designated areas, such as at the supervised beach
Address: Saint-Anicet Beach in Jules-Léger Park - 1582, 61e Rue, Saint-Anicet, QC
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Access Info: Swimming and watercraft are not permitted
Address: Gatineau Park - 33, ch. Scott, Chelsea, QC
Why You Need To Go: Even though it's green and not actually pink, as the name suggests, Pink Lake is known as one of Gatineau Park's most breathtaking sights. Hike the 2.3-kilometre loop around the lake to catch it from all angles.
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