B.C.’s heat wave isn’t over yet. As the province enters the cooler stretch of the warmer weather, several regions have set new daily temperature records.
Preliminary data from Environment and Climate Change Canada shows at least 10 municipalities tied or exceeded their all-time highs for July 27. The weather agency says a strong ridge of high pressure is driving the heat wave.
The highest temperature was recorded in Lytton where it reached 42 C, surpassing the old daily record of 40 C set in 1939. During the heat dome event of 2021, Lytton set the record for the highest temperature ever recorded in Canada at 49 C.
Other records include:
• Bella Bella – 29.6 C
• Clinton – 34.1 C
• Dawson Creek – 32.2 C
• Fort St. John – 31.7 C
• Mackenzie Area – 33.3 C
• Nelson – 38 C
• Puntzi Mountain – 34.9 C
• Metro Vancouver – 30.4 C
Nearly every region of B.C. remains under a heat warning. Temperatures are expected to cool down this weekend.
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