Brief heat wave coming


Warm weather in Ontario heading to the Maritimes, 17 May 2017 (TWN)

A high pressure system is pushing warm, southerly air into the Maritimes with highs approaching 30 C tomorrow in New Brunswick.

Environment Canada says humidex values could climb to 39 which has led to a Level 1 Heat Alert for Fredericton and St. Stephen.

The provincial health department issues this alert when anyone vulnerable to the heat may be affected.

Greater Moncton could break a record on Thursday if the temperature reaches the forecast high of 28 C.

Warm day at The Rocks


The Rocks Provincial Park, Hopewell Cape, NB, 01 Aug 2016 (Dearing)

To help celebrate New Brunswick Day, admission to all provincial parks was free on Monday.

Like thousands of others, I visited The Rocks Provincial Park at Hopewell Cape.

Hoping to escape the heat of Greater Moncton, the typical cool breeze off the Bay of Fundy was much warmer and temperatures climbed into the mid-20s Celsius.

Officials reported that more than 6,300 visitors took in the Rocks which was the highest figure for the date in at least 13 years.

The heat is finally on!

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Warm air arrives in Eastern Canada, 18 June 2016 (Environment Canada)

After almost a week of cold, rainy weather in Southeast New Brunswick, a warm air mass is moving in from Central Canada which will raise temperatures considerably.

After a chilly low this morning of 4.5 C in Greater Moncton, temperatures could reach as high as 30 C tomorrow which will be very close to a record high.

The heat returns just in time for the official arrival of summer on Monday night.

Early spring heat in western Prairies


Map shows temperature contrast with a front on the Prairies, 02 Apr 2016 (Twitter)

Unusually mild Pacific air has drifted into the western Prairie Provinces breaking record highs in Alberta and Saskatchewan.

Some parts of southern Alberta reached 25 C yesterday and many cities either broke record highs or were close to breaking them.

Drumheller, AB set a new maximum of 24.4 C and Moose Jaw, SK reached a new record at 24.5 C.

The warm air didn’t reach Manitoba which is feeling the impact of the polar vortex which will sink over Eastern Canada this week.

September heat breaks records

Wildflowers still flourishing in NE Moncton, 06 Sept 2015 (Dearing)

Wildflowers still flourishing in NE Moncton, 06 Sept 2015 (Dearing)

The heat is on this Labour Day weekend in New Brunswick with a record breaking temperature in Greater Moncton on Sunday.

The thermometer reached 30.4 C which beat the old record of 29.9 C from 1983.

And the late summer scorcher continues with Environment Canada forecasting a high of 31 C for Monday!

Heat warning for Southeast New Brunswick

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For the first time this summer, Environment Canada has issued a heat warning for Greater Moncton and Southeast New Brunswick.

Humidex values between 35 and 40 degrees are being experienced inland across much of New Brunswick today.

Conditions are expected to persist this afternoon and then gradually diminish this evening as temperatures drop in the low 20’s overnight.

Another period of hot and humid weather is expected for Wednesday before subsiding at night.

Drink plenty of liquids especially water before you feel thirsty to decrease your risk of dehydration.

Heat warnings are issued when high temperatures or humidity are expected to pose an elevated risk of heat stroke or exhaustion.

Summer-like heat across New Brunswick

Sunny, warm fall day at Aboiteau Beach, Cap-Pele, NB, 29 Sept 2014 (Dearing)

Sunny, warm fall day at Aboiteau Beach, Cap-Pele, NB, 28 Sept 2014 (Dearing)

The first weekend of autumn felt more like summer across New Brunswick with record breaking heat in many communities.

Greater Moncton reached 28.0 C today which broke the previous record high of 25.0 C set in 1959.

Fredericton also broke a record from the same year with a high of 28.8 C.

Environment Canada says other records were broken at Bathurst reaching 28.7 C and Kouchibouguac at 28.8 C.

Miramichi and St.Stephen were the hot spots in Canada at 29.2 C.

I like many others headed to Aboiteau Beach today where even the water was warm.

But change is on the way with a cold front and showers for Monday lowering temperatures to normal and even slightly below normal before recovering on Tuesday.

Summer heat eases

650x366_09070801_hd6When a front moved across the Maritimes last night, it ushered in much cooler air than the last few days and most likely the last real summer heat of 2014.

In Greater Moncton yesterday, the thermometer climbed to 28.9 C and the hot spot in New Brunswick was 30.9 C in Fredericton.

A much different story today, although still pleasant, as daytime highs barely got into the low 20s Celsius throughout the province.

Where’s the heat?

Aboiteau Beach, Cap-Pele, NB, 23 June 2014 (Dearing)

Aboiteau Beach, Cap-Pele, NB, 23 June 2014 (Dearing)

After a weekend of unsettled weather, the last couple days have been sunny and warm in Southeast New Brunswick.

But some are asking, where’s the heat?

Recent temperatures have been pleasant with daytime highs in the mid to upper 20s Celsius.

But as June quickly draws to a close and with almost half the year gone, the thermometer has yet to reach 30 C in Greater Moncton.

Environment Canada is suggesting that could change with a high of 29 C expected by this weekend.

Record scorcher in Manitoba

Courtesy The Weather Network

Courtesy The Weather Network

An unstable air mass brought excessive heat to Manitoba yesterday where it climbed to a record 35.4 C in Swan River – the hotspot in Canada.

Winnipeg was toasty at a record 33.3 C and even Thompson in the province’s far north was very warm at 30.2 C.

But the heat was short-lived when severe thunderstorms rolled across the province and into Ontario.

Temperatures ranged from the high 20’s in Northern Ontario to the low 20’s in Southern Ontario.