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Humid in the Maritimes


Friday brought more record heat to Atlantic Canada
Friday brought more record heat to Atlantic Canada

Lyndsay Morrison, staff writer

October 1, 2010 — Forget fall. It's been feeling more like summer in the Maritimes this week with three days of record breaking temperatures.

Humid weather invades parts of the Maritimes
Humid weather invades parts of the Maritimes

Humidity is something that's normally associated with hot and sunny summer days. This week, however, there has been no shortage of it in the Maritimes.

Temperatures have been feeling into the thirties over the past few days, making for some muggy conditions throughout all three provinces. For some places, the summer-like heat has been enough to break records along the way.

As people in Moncton were getting up on Friday morning, it was already feeling like 31, says Brian Dillon, a meteorologist at The Weather Network. And it only got hotter as the day went on.

As of 9:00 a.m. ADT, temperature records had already been broken in places like Charlottetown, Bathurst, Greenwood and Corner Brook.

It's all thanks to a nice southerly flow, says Gerald Cheng, a meteorologist at The Weather Network.

Heavy rain is forecast for eastern Canada
Heavy rain is forecast for eastern Canada

This has been a week for the record books in Atlantic Canada. New daytime highs were set in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, PEI and Newfoundland Wednesday. Bathurst hit 24.6C, Halifax climbed to 24.3C and St. John's soared to 20.6C. Thursday was a balmy day as well, with temperature records smashed in Sydney and Halifax, Nova Scotia.

While the air has been feeling tropical in the Maritimes, the heat is being accompanied by some wet weather. The remnants of Tropical Storm Nicole are tracking north, and are giving Quebec and New Brunswick a decent drenching. Upwards of 50 mm of rain could fall through Saturday.

For more local weather details, click our Canadian Cities Index. You can also tune into The Weather Network on TV, where your local forecast comes up every ten minutes on the tens.

With files from Andrea Stockton

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