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Temperatures rose well above seasonal levels in St. John's, Newfoundland Wednesday, peaking at 23.7C, replacing the record of 19C set on the same day back in 2006.

Newfoundland enjoys record-breaking heat, but will it last?

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Leeanna McLean
Digital Reporter

Thursday, October 15, 2015, 7:24 AM - Temperatures rose well above seasonal levels in St. John's, Newfoundland Wednesday, peaking at 23.7C, replacing the record of 19C set on the same day back in 2006.

A normal daily high in St. John's this time of year is 11 degrees Celsius.

The warm spell comes courtesy of southerly winds flowing into the area, but it won't last long.



Thursday's daily high is expected to reach 17C in the city.


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The long range forecast points to a couple of small systems moving through the northern Maritimes with the chance for some mixing later this week.

Showers are expected over Cape Breton Thursday morning, while the Avalon sees showers move in late day. A wet and cool weekend lies ahead for the Maritimes, with rain on tap once again starting pre-dawn Friday.



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