London on track for warmest December ever
A light dusting of snow falls on London, Ont. on Friday, Dec. 18,2 015. (Celine Moreau / CTV London)
If things continue as they are, the London area could close out the year with the warmest December on record.
Environment Canada meteorologist Geoff Coulson says December's mild temperatures have really stood apart.
While October was near normal temperature-wise, November was warmer than normal - the warmest since 2011 - in fact.
According to Environment Canada, so far in December, the average temperature has been 3.4 C in the London area.
The long-term average is -2.6 C while the current record for the warmest December is an average of 1.5 C set in 1982 and 2006.
And Coulson says, "With more mild weather in the forecast for the coming days...it is likely we will not only break the record but break it by a notable amount. "
The lack of snow is also an anomaly. Normal snowfall for December in the region is 47.6 centimetres, while the current record for least snowiest December was in in 2014 when only 4 cm fell.
So far, the London International Airport has reported just 1 cm of snow.
With all the warm weather and lack of snow, Coulson says Londoners are most likely to see a green Christmas this year.