Record-breaking temperatures set across Atlantic region

The holiday season and record warm temperatures don’t normally go together.

But on Saturday, Environment Canada made note of double-digit readings across the Atlantic region that made the late-December day feel much warmer than usual.

The highest daily temperature was recorded at 17 C in Greenwood, N.S. — a whole degree warmer than the previous record set 69 years ago.

In all, Environment Canada reported broken records at 19 weather stations in the region.

A closer look at the temperatures in the Maritimes on Dec. 22. (Ryan Snoddon/CBC)

The following are new maximum daily records compared to the old records set for Dec. 22. According to Environment Canada, these records are from a selection of historical stations in each area that were active during the time records were kept. 

Nova Scotia

  • Brier Island: New record of 12.6 C/old record 11.1 C set in 2015.
  • Greenwood: 16.8 versus 15.6 set in 1949.
  • Halifax: 13.6 versus 13.3 set in 1949.
  • Port Hawkesbury: 12.9 versus 11.1 set in 1902
  • Yarmouth: 12.9 versus 11.7 set in 1949.

New Brunswick

  • Bathurst: 11.4 versus 9.4 set in 1895.
  • Bouctouche: 12.6 versus 9.1 set in 1998.
  • Edmunston: 10.1 versus  6.7 set in 1949.
  • Fredericton: 13.0 versus 11.7 set in 1973.
  • Fundy National Park: 12.9 versus 10.4 set in 1998.
  • Grand Manan: 11.3 versus 10.6 set in 1902.
  • Kouchibouguac National Park: 12.9 versus 12.2 set in 1949.
  • Point Lepreau: 12.3 versus 11.1 set in 1949.
  • Saint John: 14.1 versus 10.6 set in 1902.
  • St. Stephen: 14.7 versus 10.0 set in 1969.
  • Woodstock: 12.1 versus 9.5 set in 1994.

Newfoundland and Labrador

  • Churchill Falls: 3.5 versus the old record of 2.2 set in 1976
  • Wabush Lake: 2.2 versus 1.3 set in 1994

Prince Edward Island

  • St. Peters: 12.2 versus the old record of 10.6 set in 1960

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