A strong southerly wind from the United States on Tuesday brought record-breaking high temperatures to the province, said CBC metrologist Peter Coade.
He says Kentville and Grenwood also had the highest temperatures in Canada for a few hours Tuesday afternoon, both communities had highs hovering around 13 C.
Environment Canada says high temperatures records were smashed in six communities across the province:
- Beaver Island 6.6 C
- Caribou Point 11 C
- Cheticamp 12 C
- Greenwood 13 C
- Kentville 12 C
- St. Paul Island 6.6 C
It might not be time to pack away the parka just yet, the temperature across the province is expected to drop to around 6 C this afternoon.
Tonight the temperature takes an even steeper drop and will dip back below zero.