UPDATED: Freezing rain warning lifted for Ottawa-Gatineau

Update: Environment Canada ended the freezing rain warning for Ottawa and Gatineau Friday afternoon.

Within 30 minutes of recording a record-high temperature in Ottawa, Environment Canada issued a freezing rain warning.

The temperature recorded at the Ottawa Airport at 3:00 p.m. Thursday was 11.2°C, breaking the 1984 record of 10.8°C.

By 3:30, Environment Canada was warning of freezing rain.

On Friday afternoon, Environment Canada ended the freezing rain warning for Ottawa, but it remains in effect for the following areas:

  • Barry's Bay - Killaloe
  • Petawawa - Pembroke - Cobden
  • Renfrew - Arnprior - Calabogie
  • Deep River - Whitney - Eastern Algonquin Park
  • Western Algonquin Park - Lake of Two Rivers
  • Bancroft - Hastings Highlands - Denbigh
  • Lièvre River area
  • Low - Wakefield area
  • Maniwaki - Gracefield area
  • Papineau-Labelle Reserve area
  • Papineauville - Chénéville area
  • Fort William - Shawville area
  • Rapides-des-Joachims area