Montreal is Set To Break A 122-Year Cold Weather Record Today

We know that this Spring has been much cooler than usual: meteorologists predicted a cold, damp spring and an equally cold June. Not to mention the frost advisories in effect for parts of Quebec.

While this is great for biking and other summer activities that would normally be unpleasant in the muggy heat, it also has some of us wondering when summer will actually get here.

Unfortunately, the answer is "not today." Montreal is set to break a 122-year record, and may be vying for first place as the coldest June 3 since records began... in 1872.

YUL Weather Records, an account run by weather historian Rolf Campbell, has compiled a list of the coldest June 3rds in recorded history.

The current first place is 1897, with a record low of 11.7 degrees. Second place came just a few years later, in 1891, with a record low of 12.8 degrees.

Campbell's Tweet reads that "with a forecast high of 11 degrees, tomorrow could be Montreal's coldest June 3rd since records began."

Today, according to Environment Canada it is currently 10.8 degrees. However, the weather is now predicted to reach 12 degrees, putting the country in second place, the coldest day since 1897.

For context, these are other things that happened in 1891, the record most likely displaced by today:

  • Strongman Louis Cyr withstood the pull of 4 horses

  • British Steamer "Utopia" sinks off Gibraltar, killing 574

  • London and Paris are connected via telephone lines.

Environment Canada

Luckily, the rest of the week is looking up: warm weather and sun are notably predicted this weekend. If you're looking for fun ways to make the most of the warmer weather ahead, check out this list of free things to do this June.

Read more about the forecast here.

For information about historical events, click here.