Temperature dips to record low on Wednesday

Temperature dips to record low on Wednesday

If Wednesday seemed a bit chillier in Charlottetown than usual for this time of year, that's because it actually was. 

According to Environment Canada, the low of –8.9 C early yesterday morning was a new record for April 19 in the province. 

The previous record low was –7.2 C set in 1972. 

But yesterday's high temperature of 3.4 C in Charlottetown didn't come close to breaking any records, falling short of the previous high of 18.3 C set in 1987. 

The other Maritime provinces also broke some low temperature records yesterday. 

In Saint John, the temperature dropped to –7 C, breaking the previous record low of –5.3 C from 2009.

Similarly in Halifax, the mercury dropped to –8 C. The previous record low was –6.4 C set in 2001. 

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