Highway 3 in the summer of 2021. Sarah Pruys/Cabin Radio
Parts of the Northwest Territories could be about to enjoy one of their warmest June weekends.
On late Monday, Environment Canada’s forecast for the coming weekend, June 10-11, called for Saturday highs of 30C in Yellowknife and an astonishing 36C in Fort Smith.
In both cases those would be close to record temperatures, particularly for the time of year. But by Tuesday morning, Environment Canada had backed off – dropping its forecast Saturday high in Yellowknife to a more ordinary 25C.
Fort Smith, though, remains expected to reach around 32C this weekend.
The town’s hottest-ever recorded temperature was 39.9C in June 2021. Nothing else has come close to that mark.