This summer has been one of the top 10 warmest in the Maritimes, with records being set in many parts of New Brunswick, according to Environment Canada.
Those balmy temperatures could continue into the fall, said senior climatologist David Phillips.
But the region could also see some severe weather over the next few months, he said.
It's already been a busy storm season in the Atlantic, and warm water in the region could prolong the effects of any storms that hit this far north, said Phillips.
"That cool Atlantic water often will stymie them (hurricanes and tropical storms) and take off a lot of their energy," he said. "But with it warmer than normal, they just may stay a little longer together, so that maybe is a little bit of a threat."

First in lifetime for many

Temperatures have soared across the province this summer.
In Moncton, for example, the average temperature in July and August has been about 21 C — three degrees above normal, said Phillips.
Many people haven't seen such a stretch of warm and dry weather in their lifetime, he said.
Canadian air has been giving way to American high pressure areas, pumping the warm southern air toward New Brunswick, said Phillips.
In addition, the jet stream is well to the north.
"We think that the general character of the September, October, into November, will be warmer than normal," he said.
That's good news for tourism and outdoor enthusiasts, but could be a problem for farming and sport fishing, said Phillips.
Weather records were shattered across the province in March. St. Stephen hit 24.6 C; Fredericton, 23.9 C; Moncton, 21 C; and Bathurst 22.8 C.