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Blast of warm air breaks temperature record in Hamilton

A new record high temperature could be set in Hamilton on Friday. Nick Westoll / File / Global News

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.

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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.

Read more: Tornado watches, thunderstorm warnings dropped for London, Ont., area

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.

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