The heatwave affecting most of British Columbia continues to set temperature records, melting through six more on Thursday.
According to a preliminary list from Environment Canada, Port Alberni came out top, hitting 37°C, breaking the previous record of 36.7°C set in 1904.
Whistler temperatures also broke records, reaching 34.6°C, almost two degrees hotter than the previous record of 32.8°C set in 1998.
There were no such records going in Vancouver though, which topped out at 23.9°C, shrouded in smoky haze from the wildfires burning in the BC Interior.
Here’s the full list of records broken:
- New record: 34°C
- Previous record: 32.8°C set in 1993
- New record: 37.3°C
- Previous record: 36.7°C set in 1904
- New record: 27°C
- Previous record: 23°C set in 1993
- New record: 29.1°C
- Previous record: 27.3°C set in 2014
- New record: 34.6°C
- Previous record: 32.8°C set in 1998
- New record: 30.5°C
- Previous record: 29.4°C set in 1993