After experiencing the warmest spring weather of the year so far in Calgary last week, things culminated in a new record high temperature on Sunday afternoon.
Data from Environment Canada shows that the temperature reached 18.7°C at 3 pm on Sunday, March 14, which was 2° above the previous record of 16.7°C in 1910.
Last year, the lowest temperature recorded on March 14 was -21.4°C, which is nearly a 40° difference.
This temperature data was recorded at the Calgary International airport.
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Other areas of the province experienced similar highs, with record temperatures set in places such as Lethbridge with 19.8°C (up from 19.6°C in 1992) and Drumheller with 18.7°C (up from 16.9°C in 2015.)
It’s currently 0°C in Calgary, with a high of 4°C in the forecast for Monday.
Things warm up over the course of the week, and we could see temperatures of up to 14°C by Thursday; however, flurries are expected on Saturday.
It looks like we’re back to that regularly fluctuating spring weather in Calgary, and it doesn’t seem as though another record high temperature is coming our way this week.
We hope you were able to get outside and enjoy the sunshine over the weekend, YYC!