A 29-year-old temperature record in the City of Hamilton has come crashing down.
The mercury reached 24.3 C at 4 p.m. Friday at Hamilton’s John C. Munro Airport.
That beats the previous temperature record for Oct. 23 of 23 degrees, set in 1991.
Environment Canada had forecasted a high of 22 C Friday and said the humidity would make it feel like 26 C.
Strong wind, gusting to 50 km/h at times, as well as showers and thunderstorms, are also expected Friday evening.
With a cold front moving in overnight, the mercury is expected to fall to 4 C degrees on Friday night and into Saturday morning.
The temperature isn’t expected to climb above 9 C in Hamilton for at least the next week.