September 11, 2017 6:31 pm
Updated: September 11, 2017 11:14 pm

Edmonton sizzles in September, sets new temperature record on Monday

WATCH ABOVE: Meteorologist Jesse Beyer has our Global Edmonton weather forecast for Monday, Sept. 11, 2017.


It’s past Labour Day and summer may be nearly behind us but Mother Nature reminded Edmontonians that fall’s not here just yet as the city unofficially set a new temperature record on Monday for the warmest Sept. 11 on record.

As of 5 p.m., the temperature in Edmonton rose to 29 C. The previous Sept. 11 record is 28.3 C, set in 1944.

“It’s a hot day today but don’t get used to it,” Global Edmonton meteorologist Jesse Beyer said. “There could be an almost 20-degree temperature drop overnight with the risk of rain.

“The rest of the week will be cool with highs in the 13-16 range right through the weekend.”

Monday’s record was set just days after Edmonton broke a 108-year-old temperature record for the warmest Sept. 7. On Thursday, Alberta’s capital hit a scorching high of 32.2 C.

READ MORE: Edmonton breaks 108-year-old temperature record

Alberta’s other major city, Calgary, also unofficially set a new temperature record on Monday. As of 5 p.m., Environment Canada said that city had reached 29 C. Previously, the warmest Sept. 11 in Calgary on record was 28.9 C in 1968.

READ MORE: Calgary breaks temperature record but cold forecast lies ahead

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