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44 temperature records broken in BC this long weekend

News, Weather

44 temperature records broken in BC this long weekend

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Jenni Sheppard Sep 05, 2017 5:49 am 3,641

You weren’t imagining it – Environment Canada says baking British Columbia smashed 44 records during the long weekend heatwave… although not in Vancouver.

The agency says an unseasonably strong ridge of high pressure over British Columbia this weekend led to scorching heat around the province.

The hottest temperatures registered were in Squamish, where a new record of 38.2°C was set on Sunday, burning up the previous record of 28.5°C set in 1990.

Vancouver reached a top temperature of 26°C on Monday, not quite breaking the record high of 29.3°C, set in 1988.

And if you were having trouble sleeping in the heat, you might be interested to know nighttime temperatures are breaking records too.

According to Environment Canada, the source of the warm air over BC, and the
smoke layer trapping in the heat are contributing to this effect.

The hottest nighttime temperature this long weekend was in Malahat, where a new record of 20.5°C was set, breaking the previous record of 17.5°C, set in 2003.

Here’s the full list of all the temperature records broken around the province this long weekend:

Sunday, September 3

Nelson

New record 35.8°C

Previous record 32.2°C set in 1931

Cranbrook

New record 34.6°C

Previous record 33.9°C set in 1950

Comox/Courtenay

New record 31.1°C

Previous record 29.7°C set in 1988

Victoria Airport

New record 29.9°C

Previous record 29.2°C set in 1988

Gibsons

New record 29.7°C

Previous record 27.0°C set in 1995

Sechelt

New record 29.7°C

Previous record 26.5°C set in 1983

Tofino

New record 26.0°C

Previous record 25.6°C set in 2003

Monday, September 4 – daytime

Abbotsford

New record 36.4°C

Previous record 30.6°C set in 1951

Agassiz

New record 36.8°C

Previous record 33.3°C set in 1955

Bella Bella

New record 27.6°C

Previous record 22.7°C set in 2013

Chilliwack

New record 36.8°C

Previous record 33.3°C set in 1955

Comox/Courtenay

New record 31.7°C

Previous record 28.9°C set in 1949

Esquimalt

New record 30.1°C

Previous record 27.8°C set in 1951

Gibsons

New record 33.0°C

Previous record 28.3°C set in 1949

Gonzales Point

New record 30.1°C

Previous record 27.8°C set in 1949

Hope

New record 37.6°C

Previous record 35.6°C set in 1955

Malahat

New record 32.1°C

Previous record 30.6°C set in 2003

Pemberton

New record 35.8°C

Previous record 35.1°C set in 2003

Pitt Meadows

New record 34.4°C

Previous record 30.0°C set in 1949

Port Alberni

New record 36.8°C

Previous record 35.6°C set in 1909

Port Hardy

New record 23.2°C

Previous record 21.1°C set in 1973

Powell River

New record 29.9°C

Previous record 27.8°C set in 2003

Revelstoke

New record 32.1°C

Previous record 31.1°C set in 1944

Sechelt

New record 33.0°C

Previous record 25.0°C set in 2003

Squamish

New record 38.2°C

Previous record 28.5°C set in 1990

Trail

New record 35.1°C

Previous record 35.0°C set in 1998

Vernon

New record 32.5°C

Previous record 31.5°C set in 1988

Victoria

New record 31.2°C

Previous record 31.1°C set in 1955

White Rock

New record 30.8°C

Previous record 30.0°C set in 1949

Monday, September 4 – nighttime

Cache Creek

New record 18.1°C

Previous record 17.2°C set in 2012

Campbell River

New record 16.5°C

Previous record 14.1°C set in 2007

Comox/Courtenay

New record 16.0°C

Previous record 15.2°C set in 1995

Creston

New record 16.9°C

Previous record 16.1°C set in 1961

Esquimalt

New record 15.3°C

Previous record 15.0°C set in 1877

Estevan Point

New record 15.0°C

Previous record 14.0°C set in 1988

Gonzales Point

New record 15.3°C

Previous record 15.0°C set in 1877

Gulf Islands

New record 17.2°C

Previous record 15.6°C set in 1966

Hope

New record 19.4°C

Previous record 16.1°C set in 1974

Lilloet

New record 20.0°C

Previous record 18.4°C set in 1998

Lytton

New record 18.9°C

Previous record 18.3°C set in 1939

Malahat

New record 20.5°C

Previous record 17.5°C set in 2003

Penticton

New record 17.6°C

Previous record 17.4°C set in 1995

Sparwood

New record 12.1°C

Previous record 12.0°C set in 1997

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Jenni Sheppard
Senior Staff Writer at Daily Hive. Happy Vancouverite. Traveller, snowboarder, foodie, film fan, feminist, geek, cheesemaker, curler. Have a story to tell? Email [email protected]

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