Autumn officially kicks off today, and it will start out significantly warmer than usual.

Environment Canada Meteorologist Peter Kimbell says the average temperature for September is 13 degrees, but this year, it’s been slightly warmer than that. Kimbell goes on to say the temperature will climb this weekend as we head into the hottest bit of weather we’ve seen this month.

But with a cold front expected to move into the region next week, Kimbell says the fall months will mean cooler weather across the area.

Autumn officially begins at 4:02pm today.

With files from Andreas Pandikiu.