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.