Weather record broken in Central

Clayton Hunt
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Cold front may bring relief on the weekend

If you feel that temperatures have been higher in some areas of Newfoundland and Labrador than in previous years you are absolutely right.


Dale Foote, a Warning Preparedness Meteorologist with Environment Canada in Newfoundland and Labrador, said a number of temperature records have been broken in the province during July.

On July 2 a new record of 30.6 was set at Gander Airport, surpassing the old record of 29.4 for that day set in 1948. The new record did not last very long, however, as Gander Airport recorded a temperature of 31.1 on July 3. This also broke the previous July 3 temperature record of 30.2 set in 1981.

Corner Brook residents experienced a record temperature of 31.6 on July 9. This broke the record of 31.0 set on July 9, 1982.

Temperatures also reached new highs in St. John’s as a record temperature of 29.4 was reached on July 21, which surpassed the previous July 21 record of 29.0 in 1991.

Other temperature records were set at the Deer Lake Airport, the Wabush Airport, Cartwright, Stephenville, Churchill Falls, Goose Bay and Hopedale.

Foote told the Advertiser a warm front from the Cape Cod area was moving into Newfoundland on July 23 so that records might still continue to be broken in some areas.

However, a cold front was expected to move into the area by the weekend, which should bring temperatures back to more seasonal levels.





Organizations: Gander Airport, Environment Canada

Geographic location: Newfoundland and Labrador, Corner Brook, Deer Lake Airport Wabush Airport Goose Bay Hopedale Cape Cod

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