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Heat records fall in Atlantic Canada

Unseasonably warm temperatures descend across Atlantic Canada
Unseasonably warm temperatures descend across Atlantic Canada

Staff writers

January 15, 2013 — Parts of Atlantic Canada have been embracing record warm temperatures over the past couple of days. Cooler weather forecast to return later this week.

Record temperatures in Atlantic Canada
Record temperatures in Atlantic Canada

After dealing with upwards of 50 cm of snow late last week, parts of Atlantic Canada enjoyed a mild end to the weekend.

"The same system that brought record breaking warmth to parts of southern Ontario continued to move east into Atlantic Canada," says Monica Vaswani, a meteorologist at The Weather Network.

The unseasonably warm weather continued for some areas on Monday, including in Happy Valley- Goose Bay where temperatures hit 4.7C. That beat the previous record of 1.7C set on January 14, 1955.

Bathurst, New Brunswick and Western Head, Nova Scotia also managed to write a new page in the record book as double digit highs were reported on Monday.

"The milder temperatures however, will be short lived as cooler conditions return by Wednesday," says Vaswani.

Some areas can also expect frigid windchill values later this week.

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