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North Shore breaks temperature record under sunny skies Monday

Balmy weather is expected to be back for the weekend and the first day of October, following mid-week showers

A balmy start to fall saw the North Shore set a new high temperature record on Monday (Sept. 26), one of about 20 records to fall across the south coast.

Environment Canada’s West Vancouver weather station clocked a high of 26.2 C Monday, breaking the previous record of 25 C, set in 1991.

(Records at the West Vancouver weather station have been kept since 1976.)

Twenty temperature records fell across B.C. on Sept. 26, thanks to a ridge of high pressure that led to clear skies and unseasonably warm conditions.

Squamish registered the highest temperature Monday at 29.9 C, breaking a previous high of 25.5 C, also set in 1991.

Gibsons, Sechelt, Powell River and Richmond also set records along with areas on Vancouver Island and in the Fraser Valley.

The weather on the North Shore is expected to take a bit of a dip mid-week, with clouds moving in and a 70 per cent chance of showers on Wednesday.

But by Thursday, weather forecasters at Environment Canada are predicting the North Shore will be back to sunshine, including a high of 21 C predicted for Saturday, the first day of October.

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