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Scorching temperatures set new records throughout Alberta

Last Updated Aug 18, 2020 at 6:23 am MDT

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CALGARY (660 NEWS) – Nearly a dozen hot weather records were set across the province on Sunday.

Environment Canada says nine locations were the hottest they’ve been since they started keeping records, including Lethbridge which reached 34.7, beating the record set during the 1960s.

A large part of the province remains under a heat warning, so expect more records to drop Monday.

Calgary’s forecast is calling for a high of 33, which would match the record set in 2001.

The new records are as such:

Bow Valley (Provincial Park) Area
New record of 31.9
Old record of 31.7 set in 1967

Hendrickson Creek Area
New record of 28.8
Old record of 28.5 set in 2008

High River Area
New record of 32.1
Old record of 31.0 set in 1981

Lethbridge Area
New record of 34.7
Old record of 33.9 set in 1962

Milk River Area
New record of 34.8
Old record of 33.3 set in 2016

Nordegg Area
New record of 29.8
Old record of 28.9 set in 1920

Rocky Mountain House Area
New record of 29.5
Old record of 29.4 set in 1958

Sundre Area
New record of 30.2
Old record of 28.8 set in 2008

Waterton Park Area
New record of 32.9
Old record of 32.1 set in 2008