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Ottawa breaks October weather record

Thursday is also forecast to be fairly warm but then it's back to reality. 
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A new weather record was set in Ottawa on Wednesday. 

The mercury rose to 27.5 C at the Ottawa International Airport, smashing the previous record by close to four degrees. 

The previous record was 23.9 C, set on October 10, 1955. 

Thursday is forecast to be fairly warm but then it's back to reality. 

Friday's high is expected to be just 9 C. 


Jill Taylor's Ottawa Forecast:

Today: Rain ending this morning then cloudy with a few showers for the afternoon. 
Gusty wind.
Guaranteed high 21, humidex near 27.
 
This evening: Partly cloudy. 
Temperature near 15.
 
Overnight: Mainly cloudy.
Morning low near 6.
 
Tomorrow: Sun and cloud and a lot cooler.
Wind out of the west-north-west to 25khm/hour.
High near 9.
 
Saturday: Mainly cloudy. 
Morning low near 3.
High near 8.
 
Sunday: Mainly cloudy.
Morning low near 2.
High near 11.
 
Monday: Sun and cloud.
Morning low near 4.
High near 8.
 
According to records from 1938-2017:
Record high:  27.2  (1949) 
Record low:     -4.4  (1943)
Greatest rainfall:  21.1mm (1954)
Greatest snowfall: 3.0cm (1979)
 
Average high:  13
Average low:   4
 




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