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.
- Air Quality Advisory for Metro Vancouver continues Thursday
- Here's what the haze over Vancouver looks like from space
- Vancouver is getting temporary fountains and misting stations to beat the heat
- Environment Canada issues extreme heat wave warning for Metro Vancouver
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)