2010 – Canada’s warmest year ever

2010 temperature variation (courtesy EC)

2010 will go down in the weather books as the warmest year in Canada since recordkeeping began by Environment Canada in 1948.

National temperatures exceeded average values by a whopping 3.0 Celsius last year.

The report noted all of the country was above normal, with most of Nunavut and northern Quebec at least 4.0 Celsius above normal, with only southern Alberta and Saskatchewan having close to normal temperatures in 2010.

Of the 10 warmest years on record, four have occurred within the last decade, and 13 of the last 20 years are listed among the 20 warmest.

Average national temperatures been above normal since 1997.

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