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26 temperature records broken in baking BC on Sunday

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DH Vancouver Staff Jun 06, 2016 4:12 am

You weren’t imagining it – Environment Canada says Sunday was the hottest June 5 since records began for some of us around BC… although not in Vancouver.

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A strong ridge of high pressure led to scorching heat and record breaking temperatures in 26 places around the province.

The hottest temperatures registered were in Lytton, where a new record of 38.5°C was set, burning up the previous record of 35°C set in 1969.

Vancouver reached a top temperature of 25°C, not quite breaking the record high of 26.1°C, set on June 5, 1958.

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

Agassiz
New record 33.4 °C
Old record 33 °C set in 2003
Records began in 1889

Blue River
New record 30.7 °C
Old record 30.6 °C set in 1957
Records began in 1946

Cache Creek
New record 37.5 °C
Old record 33.5 °C set in 1978
Records began in 1912

Clinton
New record 30.3 °C
Old record 27.4 C set in 2009
Records began in 1973

Creston
New record 32 °C
Old record 31.7 °C set in 1978
Records began in 1912

Kamloops
New record 36 °C
Old record 35 °C set in 1957
Records began in 1890

Kelowna
New record 34.5 °C
Old record 33.9 °C set in 1969
Records began in 1899

Lilloet
New record 36.2 °C
Old record 36.1 °C set in 1937
Records began in 1881

Lytton
New record 38.5 °C
Old record 35 °C set in 1969
Records began in 1921

Mackenzie
New record 26.2 °C
Old record 26 °C set in 1993
Records began in 1971

Merritt
New record 34.9 °C
Old record 32.2 °C set in 1969
Records began in 1918

Nanaimo
New record 32.5 °C
Old record 31.7 °C set in 2003
Records began in 1892

Nakusp
New record 32.2 °C
Old record 31.5 °C set in 1978
Records began in 1912

Osoyoos
New record 36.6 °C
Old record 35.6 °C set in 1969
Records began in 1954

Pemberton
New record 35.6 °C
Old record 33.6 °C set in 2003
Records began in 1908

Pitt Meadows
New record 32.5 °C
Old record 31.4 °C set in 2003
Records began in 1874

Port Alberni
New record 34.5 °C
Old record 33.5 °C set in 2003
Records began in 1900

Powell River
New record 29.6 °C
Old record 28.8 °C set in 2003
Records began in 1924

Princeton
New record 35.8 °C
Old record 32.8 °C set in 1969
Records began in 1893

Puntzi Mountain
New record 30.9 °C
Old record 28.9 °C set in 2009
Records began in 1959

Sechelt
New record 31.4 °C
Old record 28.9 °C set in 1958
Records began in 1956

Ucluelet
New record 29 °C
Old record 28.5 °C set in 2003
Record began in 1914

Vernon
New record 35 °C
Old record 33.3 °C set in 1969
Records began in 1900

Victoria Gonzales
New record 30.2 °C
Old record 29.3 °C set in 2003
Records began in 1874

Whistler
New record 32 °C
Old record 29.9 °C set in 2003
Records began in 1950

Williams Lake
New record 29.4 °C
Old record 27.7 °C set in 1989
Records began in 1960

Please note that this summary may contain preliminary or unofficial
Information and does not constitute a complete or final report.


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