Meanwhile, there’s a frost warning in Toronto. But climate change isn’t real, guys.
WHITEHORSE – Temperatures have been hovering above 20 C in Whitehorse during the past week, melting long-standing weather records, and forcing locals to turn on sprinklers and don sandals and shorts.
Environment Canada meteorologist Andre Besson said the records began Sunday when the thermometer hit 25 C, followed by highs of 24.3 C on Monday, 23.4 C Tuesday and Wednesday and 24.7 C on Thursday.
“We expect this trend to continue,” said Besson, noting no major weather systems are expected to arrive for about five to 10 days.
Long-term forecasts for this El Nino year indicates the summer will be likely warmer than average, he said.
The dry, warm weather has Yukon Wildland Fire Management officials working hard. They’ve brought in about 70 firefighters, mostly from Ontario, to help deal with the extreme conditions.
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