Ottawa temperature reaches a new low; cool long weekend on tap
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Ottawa temperature reaches a new low; cool long weekend on tap

Last Updated Sep 1, 2017 at 9:12 am EST

OTTAWA — It is the coldest September 1 on record.

Environment Canada says the temperature in the city dipped to 4.8 C around 6 a.m., Friday.

That is lower than it has ever been on September 1 in the city.

The previous record was set in 1967, when the temperature dropped to 6.1 C.

The agency expects a high of 17 on Friday.

The highest temperature ever recorded on this date in Ottawa is 33.9.

Environment Canada says that high was reached back in 1953.

Ottawa’s Long Weekend Forecast:

Today: Mainly sunny.
High 17.

Tonight: Clear and very cool.
Low 2. Risk of frost.

Tomorrow: A mix of sun and cloud.
High 20.

Sunday: Cloudy with showers.
High 18.

Monday: Cloudy with showers.
High 22.

Tuesday: Mostly cloudy with showers ending.
Windy.
High 20.

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