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Quebec enjoys unseasonably warm autumn

09/27/2014 11:25 EDT | Updated 11/27/2014 05:59 EST
While autumn has begun, much of Quebec has been enjoying unseasonably dry, warm weather, also known as l'été de la Saint-Martin in France, veranico in Brazil, and sometimes called an Indian summer in Canada and the U.S. 

Though Montreal has the heat and the sun, CBC Montreal Weather Specialist Frank Cavallaro says that technically, the city has not fit all the requirements to claim the phenomenon.

Cavallaro says the criteria needed is:

- A first frost, where the temperature drops below 0 °C

- At least three consecutive days of 5 °C above normal temperatures

- No precipitation

Nearly everywhere in Quebec fit these criteria, though not in Montreal, where the temperature only dropped to 2 °C on September 19 — not below freezing.

Cavallaro says it’s not too late for the city to join the rest of the province — Montreal has had frost followed by warm weather as late as November.

In the mean time, temperatures should reach 25 °C on Saturday and Sunday in many parts of the province. In Montreal, it could feel like more than 30 °C with the humidex.

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