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Heat remains for Fort Nelson

Will feel like 34 degrees with the humidity Thursday
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Environment Canada is forecasting temperatures near 30 degrees for the Fort Nelson region Thursday. It will feel more like 34 with the humidity.

Environment Canada continued its Heat Warning for the Fort Nelson region Thursday morning.

It’s forecasting another hot day with temperatures expected to climb to 29 degrees with a humidex of 34.

The community broke a previous daytime temperature record yesterday for Aug. 24 peaking at 31.2, exactly four degrees warmer than the old record set in 1958.

“Hot weather is occurring as a ridge of high pressure has built over the BC Interior. Daytime highs are expected to reach 30 degrees with overnight lows near 14 degrees. There will be a cooling trend starting on Friday,” said the warning.

Here is the latest forecast for the area:


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Besides Fort Nelson, Mackenzie set its own temperature record Wednesday reaching 31.6, surpassing the old 2002 mark of 27.5.

While not a record, Fort St. John climaxed at 29.0 degrees.

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