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BC heatwave breaks 20 temperature records

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Eric Zimmer Aug 03, 2017 1:58 am 2,345

It’s been a hot week for British Columbia.

So hot in fact, that some parts of the province have broken temperature records this week, including some in the Lower Mainland.

According to a preliminary report by Environment Canada, BC saw new daily high temperatures for August 1 and 2 in a number of communities.

In Chilliwack, a temperature record of 35.6°C crushed the longstanding record of 32.8°C, set all the way back in 1927.

In Abbotsford, Wednesday’s high of 34.1°C broke a 24-year-old record of 32.3°C.

And a little further up the road in Squamish, the daytime temperature reached 33.2°C, hot enough to break a 2009 record of 30.8°C .

Meanwhile, the heat and haze in Metro Vancouver is expected to continue. An Air Quality Advisory that was issued on Tuesday is still in place on Thursday.

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Temperature records broken Wednesday:

  • Abbotsford area 34.1 (Previous record 32.3 in 1993)
  • Agassiz area 35.6 (Previous record 34.4 in 1898)
  • Bella Bella area 28.0 (Previous record 26.0 in 1993)
  • Chilliwack area 35.6 (Previous record 32.8 in 1927)
  • Estevan Point area 21.9 (Previous record 20.6 in 1947)
  • Hope area 37.2 (Previous record 36.1 in 1939)
  • Kitimat area 31 (Previous record 31 in 1999)
  • Malahat area 32.5 (Previous record 30.8 in 1993)
  • Port Alberni area 36.8 (Previous record 35.0 in 2009)
  • Port Hardy area 23.1 (Previous record 22.2 in 1961)
  • Powell River area 29.0 (Previous record 28.9 in 1961)
  • Sechelt area 29.3 (Previous record 28.8 in 2009)
  • Squamish area 33.2 (Previous record 30.8 in 2009)
  • Tofino area 31.5 (Previous record 27.2 in 1993)
  • White Rock area 29.5 (Previous record 28.9 in 1939)

Temperature records were broken on Tuesday, August 1 as well:

  • Bella Bella area 27.1 (Previous record 25.5 in 1999)
  • Campbell River area 33.0 (Previous record 32.8 in 1965)
  • Hope Slide area 30.5 (Previous record 30.0 in 2015)
  • Tofino area 28.0 (Previous record 25.6 in 1965)
  • Victoria Harbour area 25.9 (Previous record 25.6 in 1891)

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Eric Zimmer
Staff Writer at Daily Hive.

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