Friday, 16 May 2014 00:00

Weather in Tobermory

We have a saying about the weather in Tobermory "If you don't like the weather wait 5 minutes"!


Our unique position on the globe (at 45 degrees latitude, or halfway between the equator and the north pole) and our proximity to large masses of water result in two major weather systems converging here.  A southwest system brings warm, moist air.  The other from the northwest carries dry, cold air.  Unsettled weather is usually followed by another system pushing it out quickly.


Other areas at this latitude experience extreme weather conditions - hot dry summers and cold, snowy winters.  But due to our position between the two large bodies of water of Lake Huron and Georgian Bay, we enjoy a much more moderate climate.  


In summer Tobermory is usually sunnier than other parts of southern Ontario.  In winter, however, the reverse is true. All the moisture evaporating off the lake and bay create heavy cloud cover.  Sun is rare until the lake and bay freeze up.


Listeners can tune in to Environment Canada's Weather Radio broadcasting continuous weather information and marine forecasts at 90.7 on the FM dial.


Please click on the weather links below for a local forecast.  


The Weather Network

Environment Canada



Last modified on Saturday, 17 May 2014 14:30