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37 more B.C. temperature records broken by heat wave


B.C.’s heat wave crested in some parts of the province on Tuesday, breaking dozens of records for the third consecutive day.

There were 37 heat records broken, according to Environment Canada. Of those, four locations saw temperatures rise above 40 C and in some spots records more than a century old fell.

The hottest of these record-breaking spots was Lytton where heat reached 42.5 C Tuesday, breaking the old daily temperature high of 40.6 set in 1975. Lillooet saw temperature gauges rise to  41.6 C, breaking the old record of  40.6 set in 1926. In Cache Creek the heat reached 42.1 C, breaking a daily high temperature of 40.2 C set in 2015. And Kamloops also set a new record of 40.6 C set, breaking the record of  Old  38.6 C set in 2015.


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The Okanagan, as expected, had searing heat on Tuesday. Two records more than a century old were broken by it.

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In Vernon, a record of 39.6 C was set Tuesday, surpassing a record of 36.7 C set in 1905. In Penticton, a record of 38.4 C was set, breaking Old record of 37.2 set in 1919

Kelowna also broke a daily record when the heat reached 39.3 C, breaking a record of  38.6 C set in 2015.

For much of the Southern Interior, these types of temperatures are expected to persist for another day, according to Environment Canada, which has extended the heat warning for that region through Thursday. That’s when they say the ridge of high pressure should moderate.


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The Lower Mainland, northern B.C., the Island and Sunshine Coast saw some intense heat Tuesday, but for those regions the heat warning was lifted Wednesday morning.

Before it cools, however, there were records broken.Hope saw a new record of 33.1 C set, breaking the old record of 32.5 set in 2010.

Abbotsford residents saw the temperature reach 33.5 C Wednesday, breaking a record of  31.8 C set in 2010 and Pitt Meadows saw a new high of 34.2 C, breaking the oldest record of the lot,  33.3 C set in 1875.


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In West Vancouver, the heat reached 30.8 Old record of 30.5 set in 1985.

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While the heat is expected to slowly abate, the forecast still calls for some warm days ahead.

Remaining temperature records for Tuesday, July 9, 2024

Blue River
New record of 37.3 C breaks 35.5 C set in 2015

Clearwater
Tied record of 38.2 C set in 2015

Clinton
New record of 35.2 C breaks record of 34.4 C set in 1975

Creston
New record of 36.9 C breaks record of 36.2 C set in 2015

Dawson Creek
New record of 36.2 C breaks record of 33.4 C set in 2023

Fort Nelson
New record of 33.1 C breaks old record of 33 C set in 2023

Fort St. John
New record of 33.4 C breaks record of 31.6 C set in 2023

Gibsons
New record of 30.6 C breaks record of 27.6 C set in 2021

Golden
New record of 36.4 C breaks record of 35.6 C set in 1930

Mackenzie
New record of 34.5 C breaks record of 32.7 C set in 2023

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Malahat
New record of 31.6 C breaks record of 30.6 C set in 2015

Merritt
New record of 38.4  C breaks record of 37.1 C set in 2015

Pemberton
New record of 39.8 C breaks record of 37.2 C set in 1975

Port Alberni
Tied record of 36.1 C set in 1926

Powell River
New record of 30.5 C breaks record of 30.4 C set in 1985

Prince George
New record of 33 C breaks record of 32.2 C set in 1926

Princeton
New record of 39.5 C breaks record of 37.2 C set in 1975

Puntzi Mountain
New record of 34.5 C breaks record of 31.5 C set in 2021

Quesnel
New record of 37.2 C breaks record of 35.6 C set in 1920

Revelstoke
New record of 36.6 C breaks record of 36.2 C set in 2017

Sechelt
New record of 30.6 C breaks record of 29.4 C set in 1956

Smithers
New record of 32.2 C breaks record of 30.6 C set in 1975

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Squamish
New record of 33.4 C breaks record of 32 C set in 1985

Trail
Tied record of 39.3 C set in 2015

Williams Lake
New record of 35.1 C breaks record of 31.7 C set in 1975

Yoho
New record of 31.8 C breaks record of 30 C set in 1930

 

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