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Hamilton likely set record high temperature for March 17: Environment Canada – Hamilton

Hamilton likely set record high temperature for March 17: Environment Canada – Hamilton

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It appears Hamilton has set a March 17 record for the highest temperature ever recorded on this day.

Environment Canada reports that the temperature reached 16.6 C at Hamilton’s John C. Munro International Airport on Thursday at 1 p.m., beating the previous record of 15 C, which was set in 1973.

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The milestone will not be made official by Canada’s weather agency until Friday, when data is verified.

Rolf Campbell runs a Twitter account and claims to be a weather enthusiast. He examines Environment Canada records from before 1960 and believes that the city’s highest ever recorded temperature was 20.6 C back in 1845.

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The city didn’t hit that alleged high with Environment Canada recording 19.4 C as of 3 p.m. at the airport before slipping to just 19.1 C at 4 p.m.

Global News senior meteorologist Anthony Farnell says a southerly flow from the U.S. making its way into Ontario is causing warmer temperatures.

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The general forecast for Hamilton is calling for clouds to roll in late Thursday with fog expected to return on Friday morning before making way to periods of rain on Saturday.

Both days will see temperatures between 9 and 11 C.

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