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20 temperature records broken in sweltering BC

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Jenni Sheppard Jul 07, 2017 4:11 am 3,690

You weren’t imagining it – Environment Canada says Thursday was the hottest July 6 since records began for some of us around BC… although not in Vancouver.

A strong, upper ridge of high pressure over southern British Columbia this week led to scorching heat and record breaking temperatures in 20 places around the province.

The hottest temperatures registered were in Warfield, where a new record of 39.7°C was set, burning up the previous record of 37.2°C set in 1968.

Vancouver reached a top temperature of 24.4°C, not quite breaking the record high of 28.3°C, set in 1958.

Here’s the full list of all the temperature records broken around the province on Sunday:

Cache Creek

New record 39.2°C

Previous record 37.8°C in 1960

Castlegar

New record 37.9°C

Previous record 37.2°C in 1968

Clearwater

New record 36.9°C

Previous record 35.6°C in 1975

Clinton

New record 30.2°C

Previous record 28.6°C in 2015

Gibsons

New record 27.3°C

Previous record 25.8°C in 2015

Hope Slide

New record 29.7°C

Previous record 28.0°C in 2015

Kamloops

New record 38.5°C

Previous record 37.2°C in 1906

Kelowna

New record 37.3°C

Previous record 34.4°C in 1968

Mackenzie

New record 28.9°C

Previous record 28.3°C in 2015

Merritt

New record 35.7°C

Previous record 34.4°C in 1975

Nakusp

New record 35.4°C

Previous record 33.9°C in 2007

Nelson

New record 38.8°C

Previous record 35.0°C in 1922

Osoyoos

New record 37.8°C

Tied previous record 37.8°C in 1968

Penticton

New record 36.5°C

Previous record 34.4°C in 1942

Prince George

New record 30.6°C

Tied previous record 30.6°C in 1920

Puntzi Mountain

New record 32.0°C

Previous record 31.1°C in 1975

Squamish

New record 29.0°C

Previous record 28.5°C in 2011

Vernon

New record 36.9°C

Previous record 36.1°C in 1906

Williams Lake

New record 31.1°C

Previous record 30.0°C in 1975

Warfield

New record 39.7°C

Previous record 37.2°C in 1968

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Jenni Sheppard
Jenni is a former Senior Staff Writer at Daily Hive. Happy Vancouverite. Traveller, snowboarder, foodie, film fan, feminist, geek, cheesemaker, curler.

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