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Record lows grip New Brunswick


Staff writers

December 25, 2011 — After a bout of mild weather, parts of New Brunswick are experiencing record lows.

Cold weather has moved into the Maritimes in time for the holidays
Cold weather has moved into the Maritimes in time for the holidays

Cold weather has moved into the Maritimes - and just in time for the holidays. Record lows were recorded in Bathurst and St. Leonard on Christmas morning, with temperatures of -23°C and -26.8°C, respectively.

That's a far cry from seasonal weather. Bathurst typically sees highs of 2°C and lows of -12°C this time of year.

“Christmas morning started out chilly throughout New Brunswick as arctic high pressure settled into the area along with sea-effect snow showers,” says Brian Dillon, a meteorologist at The Weather Network.

“Snow will accumulate into Boxing Day. Some parts of the province could see up to 15 cm by Monday morning.”

The wintery weather will be a welcome change for some Maritimers. Earlier this season, eager sledders rushed out to buy snowmobiles ahead of the cold temperatures. Thanks to the recent conditions, it looks like there will be plenty of snowy terrain to explore for the remainder of the holiday season.

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