Wildlife seem to have curtailed their activities somewhat due to the stifling temperatures recently experienced. Barriere’s resident deer have been staying in thick bush and under the trees for shade, and not traveling too far in the heat of the day. This young doe was spotted drinking from a small puddle in the roadway between the Barriere IDA Pharmacy and AG Foods. (Michelle Johnson photo)

Mercury hits 41°C in Barriere

The recent heat wave experienced across the province had many folks heading for the lake to cool off, or an air conditioned room and a good book or a nap.

Temperatures in Barriere were recorded at 40° C the afternoon of Thursday, Aug, 13, and 41°C the afternoon of Monday Aug. 17.

As of press time on Tuesday, Aug.18, the long range weather forecast for the area is for a cooling trend to move in by Thursday with the possibility of rain in the morning.

Temperatures are forecast to remain in the mid to high 20°s for the rest of the week and into the next.

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