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Calgary breaks 21-year high temperature record Wednesday

Downtown Calgary with the Centre Street Bridge and Bow River in the foreground at Calgary, Alberta on June 10, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS IMAGES/Larry MacDougal

Temperatures in Calgary got hot enough to break a 21-year record on Wednesday.

Global Calgary meteorologist Paul Dunphy said the temperature reached 33.0 C in the afternoon.

That’s up from the previously set record high of 32.4 C, which was recorded at the Calgary International Airport on Aug. 30, 1996.

Dunphy said cooler temperatures of about 28 C, which is still above seasonal, are expected Thursday as a cold front moves through.

However, the cold front could make for more smoky conditions and poorer air quality.

WATCH: A fire ban remains in effect for Calgary on Wednesday morning. As Doug Vaessen reports, the ban is in place until further notice.

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Fire ban remains in place for Calgary – Aug 30, 2017

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