Many New Brunswickers were taking advantage of the warmer than usual temperatures early this week.

While some areas of the province were hit with snow last week, New Brunswick set a record on Monday for the warmest Nov. 12 on record.

Kalin Mitchell, a CBC meteorologist, said some communities, such as Fredericton and Bouctouche, nearly hit 20 C.

In Fredericton, the temperature climbed to 19.8 C, which beat the previous record high of 17.9 C, which was set in 1995.

Moncton reached 18.1 C on Monday, which topped the previous record from 1984 of 17.3 C.

Mitchell said two pressure systems — a low-pressure system coming from the west and a high-pressure system in the east — caused the higher-than-normal temperatures.

The CBC meteorologist said temperatures will drop for the rest of the week.

But for people who enjoy the warm weather, Mitchell said the forecast does contain some good news.

"Environment Canada does have temperatures in the Maritimes above normal for the next three months," he said.