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.
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.