Mercury soars across Newfoundland as residents bask in 30C temps

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Christine Hurley and 19-month-old son Theo enjoying the nice weather by Cobbs Pond, Gander.  (Garrett Barry/CBC - image credit)
Christine Hurley and 19-month-old son Theo enjoying the nice weather by Cobbs Pond, Gander. (Garrett Barry/CBC - image credit)

A rare mix of sun and heat graced most of Newfoundland on Tuesday, with temperatures hitting the 30 C mark across the central region.

Gander and surrounding areas saw humidex values as high as 32 C as of mid-afternoon, while the west coast and the Avalon basked in only slightly cooler climes.

In light of the day, townies flocked to Bannerman Park in St. John's, a popular hangout for all demographics in the summer months.

Here's a snapshot of an afternoon in the Newfoundland sun:

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Meanwhile, some residents took to Twitter to share their excitement:

The sultry weather won't stick around, though.

The Avalon can expect temperatures to plummet to single digits as early as Thursday, while the west and central regions will see highs in the mid-teens.

Temperatures in Happy Valley-Goose Bay are expected to remain steady in the teens this week. Labrador's north coast, meanwhile, could see flurries.

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