Powerful winds and record highs across NB

Shediac Road business, 31 Jan 2013 (Dearing photo)

Shediac Road business, 31 Jan 2013 (Dearing photo)

A low pressure system that moved into New Brunswick not only brought lots of rain and strong winds but also record high temperatures across the province.

Environment Canada reports that wind gusts peaked at 93 km/h in Moncton today which was strong enough to tear the roof off a dry cleaning business.(photo above)

Yesterday, at least 10 new record highs were set including 11.8°C at Greater Moncton Airport, 11.2°C in Bouctouche and 11.1°C in Alma.

The previous record in Moncton was 8.3°C from 2008.

Nine communities have also broken record highs today including Moncton at 14.1°C and Kouchibouguac at 13.5°C.

The hotspot in Canada today is Cheticamp, Nova Scotia at 16.7°C.

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