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Newfoundland was the warmest place in Canada Sunday

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Daniel Martins
Digital Reporter

Monday, May 19, 2014, 9:08 AM -

Every now and then, Canada's weather will toss in a remarkable inversion of what most people would think is the 'natural order.'

Case in point: We're on the last day of the Victoria Day long weekend, and the hottest place in Canada so far? Deer Lake, Nfld, which came pretty close to cracking 26C.

Western Newfoundland actually saw a few broken temperature records, and meanwhile, people in the Maritimes were also enjoying warmth and comfort.

No temperature records broken there, but the region still experienced some of the warmest conditions in the country.

But the region, and Newfoundland in particular, is in for a temperature drop, after three balmy days.

Isolated showers will make their way through Atlantic Canada Monday and Tuesday, with a slow-moving front still affecting New Brunswick and parts of Nova Scotia, with an unsettled long range forecast into the week.


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Ontario, meanwhile, saw below seasonal temperatures this weekend so far, with temperatures higher than 15C in short supply.


And those are just the highs. Temperatures were not far above zero in the morning on Saturday and Sunday, and Monday morning was no different.

Environment Canada had frost advisories issued for parts of Ontario and Quebec over the past weekend, not a welcome sign for gardeners hoping to really get ahead.

Fortunately, Monday night temperatures will be the warmest evening temperatures Ontario has seen this weekend, even though they won't be deviating much from seasonal norms.

Coast to coast, evening temperatures are in the seasonal range; In fact, all will be at comfortable levels for any evening fireworks that may be happening in your community.

Weather permitting of course, and when it comes to putting a damper on things, it's western Canada where the weather is most unlikely to cooperate.

"A low pressure system continues to move through the region, bringing moderate rain through parts of Saskatchewan and Manitoba," Weather Network meteorologist Matt Grinter says.

Environment Canada kept a special weather statement in place Monday morning for southeastern Saskatchewan and western Manitoba, where amounts are expected to be heaviest.

The rain is expected to ease in Saskatchewan Monday night into Tuesday as the system slowly moves into Manitoba.

Alberta had its share of rain earlier in the weekend, but while amounts are expected to be less on Monday, thunderstorm risk will be greatest there.

Non-severe thunderstorms are also possible throughout the B.C. interior as well.

As for the south coast, clearing through the day today, with their next chance of seeing rain at the end of the week.

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