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FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Fort St. John and Region is expected to see temperatures to remain warm throughout the remainder of March.

Bobby Sekhon, a meteorologist with Environment Canada, says we can expect to see this warm trend in temperatures to continue all this week and into next week.

“It is looking like some warm temperatures and, actually, the next week looks fairly warm and dry with mainly sunny skies.”

Sekhon also says this warm and dry spell is expected to continue with the seasonal forecast looking to be above seasonal temperatures.

“Through to the end of March, we are still looking at kind of above normal temperatures in the Peace Region. According to our seasonal forecast, we are looking to get a decent chance of above normal temperatures for this Spring.”

According to Sekhon, the record high for March 18 was 15.6°C in 1928 and he says we could break a number of records this week if the warm trend continues.

“For today, the 18 of March, the record high temperature is 15.6°C from 1928, so we are going to be flirting with that today as our forecasted high is 15°C. For tomorrow, the record is 18.9°C from 1928 as well and the 20 of March actually had the lowest record at 13.3°C from 1910. In terms of the record temperatures, Wednesday has the lowest high record.”

This time last year, the average temperature was around 7.5°C, 8°C cooler when compared to this year.

For more information on weather trends, you can visit Environment Canada’s website.

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