Calgary breaks 55-year-old record high temperature

Calgary downtown skyline. Loren Andreae / Global News

The temperature in Calgary climbed high enough on Monday to top a 55-year-old weather record.

According to Environment Canada, the record high for Calgary on June 6 was recorded at the Calgary International Airport in 1961 when it was 30.0 C.

Meteorologist Jordan Witzel said the city beat that by 6 p.m. Monday evening when the mercury climbed to 30.9 C.

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Witzel doesn’t anticipate we’ll be breaking Tuesday’s record high of 33.1 C, which Environment Canada said was set in 1977. Instead, it’s expected the temperature will peak at 29 C.

As of Tuesday morning, a heat advisory remained in place for Calgary and much of southern Alberta.

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