Snowy weekend in Newfoundland & Labrador

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Heavy snow in Cartwright, Labrador, NL, 21 May 2017 (Twitter)

The Victoria Day long weekend is considered the unofficial start to summer in most of Canada but not Newfoundland and Labrador this year.

More than 50 cm of snow fell in southeastern Labrador and between 20 and 30 cm was recorded in western Newfoundland and the Northern Peninsula.

Campers in Gros Morne National Park had fires one evening and then woke up to white the next morning.

St. John’s also picked up about 4 cm of snow which was the snowiest May long weekend since 1991.

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First beach day of the season!

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Aboiteau Beach, Cap-Pele, NB, 21 May 2016 (Dearing)

A warm, beautiful day in Greater Moncton was a great excuse to head to the beach.

Aboiteau Beach in Cap-Pele became my destination with a decent crowd for the Victoria Day weekend although the water was a bit chilly for swimming.

The temperature in Greater Moncton climbed to almost 28 C and likely a few degrees cooler along the coast but still the warmest day this spring and in 2016!

The heat is on Victoria Day

Moncton skyline at sunset, 20 May 2012 (courtesy News 91.9/Lebreton photo)

Summer-like weather was enjoyed in New Brunswick on this Victoria Day, the unofficial kickoff of summer across Canada.

The long weekend has been mostly sunny┬ábut today was remarkable with brilliant sunshine and a high of 28.2 C in Greater Moncton – the warmest high temperature so far in 2012 but just shy of the record of 29.6 C from 2009.

But numerous communities in northern New Brunswick exceeded 30 C today including Charlo at 33.5 C and Bathurst at 32.9 C (new record).