In less than two hours, the temperature in Greater Moncton dropped from 31.1°C to 24.0°C late this afternoon – a difference of seven degrees.
A cold front moved through New Brunswick with thunderstorms marking an abrupt end to the summer’s first brief heat wave.
Environment Canada even issued a tornado warning for the Grand Lake area after a possible twister developed south of Boiestown.
The warning was lifted after 30 minutes and no damage or injuries were reported.
Record highs have been broken in a number of communities across the Maritimes.
Friday, 05 July:
- Kouchibouguac NP, new record 31.1°C, old record 33.9°C from 1939
- Grand Manan, new record 31.7°C, old record 30.0°C from 1999
- Halifax Stanfield Airport, 32.7°C, old record 31.4°C from 2013
Greater Moncton was within a hair of breaking a record Saturday and Sunday it was the warmest on that date since 2013.
- 05 July, high 34.0°C, record 34.2°C from 2018
- 06 July, high 31.4°C, record 35.0°C from 1911
(Data courtesy Environment Canada)