60 historic temperature records smashed in B.C. Sunday as ‘dangerous’ heat wave continues
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60 historic temperature records smashed in B.C. Sunday as ‘dangerous’ heat wave continues

03/05/2022  |   161 Views

Sixty historic temperature records were smashed across B.C. on Sunday as a “prolonged and dangerous” heatwave continues, according to Environment Canada.

This includes the village of Lytton, which recorded the highest temperature ever in Canada on Sunday at 46.6 C.

The previous record of 45 C was documented in Yellow Grass and in Midale, Sask., on July 5, 1937. The previous B.C. record of 44.4 C was set in Lytton in 1941.

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Some of the other temperature records broken include:

AbbotsfordNew record of 41.5 COld record of 32.3 C set in 2015Records in this area have been kept since 1944

AgassizNew record of 40.4 COld record of 33.7 C set in 2015Records in this area have been kept since 1889

Bella BellaNew record of 34.2COld record of 24.3 C set in 1995Records in this area have been kept since 1977

Burns Lake Area (Burns Lake Decker Lake)New record of 38.1 COld record of 29.5 C set in 1992Records in this area have been kept since 1949

Cache Creek Area (Ashcroft)New record of 45 COld record of 40.1 C set in 2015Records in this area have been kept since 1944

ClintonNew record of 39 COld record of 32.2 C set in 2015Records in this area have been kept since 1974

Courtenay AreaNew record of 38 COld record of 31.1 C set in 2015Records in this area have been kept since 1914

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Dawson Creek AreaNew record of 36.1 COld record of 28.2 C set in 2000Records in this area have been kept since 1926

EsquimaltNew record of 38.3 COld record of 27.8 C set in 1951Records in this area have been kept since 1874

Fort St. JohnNew record of 35.1 COld record of 30 C set in 1928Records in this area have been kept since 1910

GibsonsNew record of 39.6 COld record of 30.6 C set in 2015Records in this area have been kept since 1949

Gonzales Point AreaNew record of 38.3 COld record of 27.8 C set in 1951Records in this area have been kept since 1874

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Hope AirportNew record of 39.9 COld record of 33.4 C set in 2015Records in this area have been kept since 1936

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Kamloops AreaNew record of 44 COld record of 38.2 C set in 2015Records in this area have been kept since 1890

KelownaNew record of 41.5 COld record of 38.1 C set in 2015Records in this area have been kept since 1899

LillooetNew record of 44.8 COld record of 39.8 Cset in 2015Records in this area have been kept since 1917

60 historic temperature records smashed in B.C. Sunday as ‘dangerous’ heat wave continues

MackenzieNew record of 37.3 COld record of 28.4 C set in 2015Records in this area have been kept since 1971

MerrittNew record of 42.2 COld record of 38.0 C set in 2015Records in this area have been kept since 1918

OsoyoosNew record of 42 COld record of 40.9 C set in 2015Records in this area have been kept since 1954

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PembertonNew record of 40.9 COld record of 38 C set in 2015Records in this area have been kept since 1908

Pitt MeadowsNew record of 40 COld record of 33.9 C set in 2015Records in this area have been kept since 1874

Port HardyNew record of 30.2 COld record of 21.3 C set in 1995Records in this area have been kept since 1944

Prince GeorgeNew record of 36.4 COld record of 29.4 C set in 1928Records in this area have been kept since 1912

Prince RupertNew record of 30 COld record of 20.4 C set in 2013Records in this area have been kept since 1908

Quesnel AreaNew record of 39.9 COld record of 36.7 C set in 1925Records in this area have been kept since 1893

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SandspitNew record of 23.8 COld record of 20.6 C set in 2016Records in this area have been kept since 1945

SecheltNew record of 39.6 COld record of 30.6 C set in 2015Records in this area have been kept since 1956

SmithersNew record of 37.1 COld record of 29.9 C set in 1992Records in this area have been kept since 1938

SquamishNew record of 41.2 COld record of 32.3 C set in 2015Records in this area have been kept since 1960

TrailNew record of 42.3 COld record of 40.6 C set in 2015Records in this area have been kept since 1928

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VancouverNew record of 31.1 COld record of 27.2 C set in 1935Records in this area have been kept since 1896

VictoriaNew record of 37.7 COld record of 29.5 C set in 1995Records in this area have been kept since 1914

WhistlerNew record of 40.2 COld record of 34.8 C set in 2015Records in this area have been kept since 1950

White RockNew record of 36.9 COld record of 29.2 C set in 1995Records in this area have been kept since 1929

Williams LakeNew record of 37.2 COld record of 30.3 C set in 2015Records in this area have been kept since 1960

Yoho (National Park)New record of 33.3 COld record of 31.1 C set in 1925Records in this area have been kept since 1923

Environment Canada has a full list of records broken on its website.

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Read more: Multiple school districts across B.C. Lower Mainland cancel Monday classes amid heat wave

Heat warnings remain posted across B.C. and Alberta, large parts of Saskatchewan, Northwest Territories and a section of Yukon as the weather office forecasts temperatures reaching 40 C in some areas.

Environment Canada says more temperature records are expected to be broken Monday.

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