Friday was the hottest day ever recorded in Red Deer

By Josh Hall (Twitter: @Vancan19)
August 10, 2018 - 7:27pm Updated: August 10, 2018 - 8:00pm

The heat has been unbearable this week, but at least we can now all say we were part of history.

According to figures from Environment Canada, Red Deer set a new all-time heat record on Friday, the mercury peaking at 36.3 degrees Celsius.

The previous all-time record was 36.1, set in 1941.

The scorcher of a day also smashed the all-time record for August 10, which was 32.4 set in 1983.

A new record was also set in Lacombe where it was 36.0 degrees on Friday. The previous record for August 10 was 33.9 set in 1928.

In Rocky Mountain House, the thermometre read 34.3. The previous record was 32.0 from 1983.

Red Deer also set a record high on Thursday, peaking at 34.6, well above the old record of 32.3 set in 1991.

Though a heat warning remains in effect as of Friday evening, the extreme temperatures are expected to say sayonara as soon as Saturday.

The forecast high is 22 and brings with it a 30 per cent chance of showers, something which would also potentially help with the thick layer of smoke which has drifted into these parts from wildfires in BC.

A special air quality statement is also in affect.

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