St. John's, Newfoundland hits 30°C for the first time in 17 years
Tuesday, July 16, 2013, 7:03 AM -
Record heat invaded parts of Atlantic Canada over the weekend leaving residents (and pets) finding ways to stay cool.
Temperatures climbed close to 35°C in places like Bathurst, New Brunswick, while Corner Brook and Rocky Harbour, Newfoundland hovered around 30°C.
The heat continued in the city on Monday.
By the early afternoon hours on Monday, St. John's already broke the daily temperature record of 28.6°C, which was set in 1987.
The daily high at St. John's International Airport hit 31.2°C, which is actually pretty rare for the city, meteorologists say.
The last time the city recorded a daytime high of 30°C was back on August 7, 1996.
In fact, St. John's has only reached the 30 degree mark (now including Monday) nine times since record keeping began in 1942.
The hottest temperature ever recorded at the airport was 31.5°C, on July 6, 1983.