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.
Thermometer reading in NW Moncton, 24 July 2016 (Dearing)
The New Brunswick Department of Health issued a Level 1 Heat Alert for Greater Moncton, Miramichi and Fredericton today.
A very warm day with a high of 29 C could lead to humidex values of 35 of more – prompting a heat alert from the province.
The system was rolled out to all major cities in New Brunswick this summer after a successful pilot project in Fredericton.
New Brunswickers are urged to take precautions to keep cool such as seeking shade or air conditioning, drinking lots of liquids, checking on those most vulnerable and never leaving children or pets in vehicles.
Downtown Moncton in the distance from atop Magnetic Hill, 07 Sept 2015 (Dearing)
A record high was very close to being broken in Greater Moncton yesterday when the thermometer hit a scorching 32.0 C and the humidex peaked at 39.
The record was 32.2 C set in 1945 – close but no cigar as the saying goes!
The hotspot in New Brunswick was in Miramichi yesterday at 32.5 C and records were broken in Bouctouche and Caraquet.
After a cooler day with some much needed rain today, Environment Canada is forecasting a return to warmer weather in the mid-20s Celsius for the next couple of days.
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.
Alma, NB, 01 July 2014 (Dearing)
Environment Canada issued a heat warning today for all of New Brunswick and it will remain in place for 02 July as well.
A warm and humid air mass over the Maritimes has resulted in humidex values reaching and exceeding 40.
Only some coastal areas will escape the heat, especially along the Fundy coast where onshore southwesterly winds will bring cooler temperatures.
Greater Moncton climbed to 31.3°C (humidex 38) today but the hot spot in the province was Bathurst at 34.2°C (humidex 40).
Hot, humid weather made a comeback in Southern Ontario yesterday with humidex values soaring near 45 in some areas.
Environment Canada reported new heat records were set at Toronto Buttonville Airport hitting 35.0°C, Windsor at 34.6°C and Collingwood at 33.7°C.
The hotspot was Sarnia at an unseasonable 35.9°C (almost 97°F).
Some of that heat filtered into New Brunswick today – St. Stephen climbed to 28.5°C with a humidex of 37 and even Moncton reached 23°C with a humidex of 31.
A slow moving low pressure system moved across the Maritimes last night and today drenching many parts of New Brunswick including Greater Moncton.
The system felt tropical-like bringing warm, humid air with the humidex making it feel close to 30.
Rainfall amounts were impressive and in many places accounted for half the normal totals for September.
Totals as of 5pm ADT Tuesday 3 September:
Moncton 45 mm
Saint John 50 mm
Fredericton 52 mm
Alma (Fundy Park) 68 mm
(Data courtesy Environment Canada)
The warmest weather so far in 2013 has enveloped New Brunswick.
Due to the heat, Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for the province warning of high humidex values reaching or exceeding 40 in some areas.
In Greater Moncton yesterday, a new record of 31.6°C was set breaking the old one of 31.4°C from 1983.
The hotspot yesterday in New Brunswick was Kouchibouguac at 33.2°C which was also a new record and today it was also a record-setting 33.8°C.
Today, Greater Moncton has broken another record at 32.7°C beating the 1983 record of 30.6°C and the humidex reached a scorching 41.
Hot weather has been noticeably absent this June in Southeast New Brunswick.
But forecasters say that is about to change later this week.
So far this month, temperatures have barely climbed into the low 20’s Celsius but by mid-week parts of New Brunswick could hit 30 C and it will feel even warmer with the humidex.
Ontario and Quebec are also expected to experience the hottest weather so far this year.
Toronto Pearson hit 37.5 C or 99 F on 21 July 2011 (courtesy The Weather Channel)
Toronto’s Pearson Airport was close to setting an all-time record high yesterday but missed it by a fraction of a degree.
By 5-pm on 21 July 2011, the thermometer had soared to 37.5 C, making it Toronto’s fourth-hottest day ever.
According to measurements taken at Pearson, Toronto’s heat record was set Aug. 25, 1948 when it was 38.3 C and records date back to 1937.
Toronto also issued an extreme heat alert as the humidex made the city feel like 49 C part of the day and the hottest neighbourhood was reportedly St Clair West Village at 39.1 C.