08/10/2011 01:46 EDT | Updated 10/10/2011 05:12 EDT

Windsor Had Hottest July Ever


WINDSOR, Ont. - Environment Canada says Windsor, Ont., recorded its hottest July ever, and may have set a national mark as well.

Senior climatologist David Phillips says the average daily temperature in July — with morning, afternoon and night averaged — was 25.8 C.

Phillips says he's checking whether that's a Canadian record.

Windsor has set another local record, with 46 consecutive days where the temperature has risen above 25 C.

The previous record was 42 days in 1955.

It's touch and go whether the streak will hit 47 days, as today's high in Windsor is forecast at 24 C.

"If we don't get to 25 today it'll end an exotic type of record, but shows you how consistently warm it's been for seven weeks," Phillips said.

He adds summer hasn't left — hot temperatures will return next week in the southwestern Ontario city.

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