Record high hit in Niagara yesterday; more of the same today


Published October 4, 2023 at 10:17 am

Things got toasty yesterday (Oct. 3) in Niagara Region with a forecasted high of 28C looking to shatter the previous high of 26.3C set back on Oct. 3, 1983.

It didn’t take long. The temperature hit a new record of 27C by noon in St. Catharines and kept climbing until it was 29.7C by 3 p.m. – well above the 40-year-old record.

For those who still shrug off global warming, the average temperature in Niagara for Oct. 3 is 17.8C while the average low dips down to a nippy 8.1C.

Beyond that, the record low for Oct. 3 in Niagara was a chilly minus 0.6C in 1974.

It’s looking like more of the same today as Environment Canada is calling for a high of 29C, which would easily surpass the previous high, set on Oct. 4, 1983, of 24.5C.

For those finding the heat a little oppressive, hang tight as the temperature will dip back down into the teens by the weekend.

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