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Fort Nelson sets new temperature record

High of 26C, risk of thunderstorms in today's forecast

Fort Nelson set a new temperature record for the first day of June.

Temperatures reached 29.0C yesterday, Environment Canada confirms. That beats the old record of 28.9C set in 1961.

Further south, a breezy day with gusting winds kept temperatures cooler, reaching a high of 24.8C in Fort St. John. That was a couple degrees below the previous record high of 27.2C for the first of June, also set in 1961.

The forecast calls for a mix of sun and cloud and a high of 26C today in Fort Nelson, with a risk of thunderstorms late this afternoon and wind gusts up to 70 km/h.

In Fort St. John, the forecast also calls for a high of 26C with a risk of thunderstorms in the late afternoon and early evening. Wind gusts up to 50 km/h are expected to become light later this evening.

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