Another record was smashed as British Columbians found a breeze of comfort in their air conditioners and fans amid the sweltering heat.
Hourly electricity consumption in the province reached nearly 7,600 megawatts Monday night, breaking the old May record of 7,200 megawatts from last year. That’s according to a news release by BC Hydro.
The typical average electricity usage in May is about 6,500 megawatts.
Thirty-seven areas in the province shattered the daily maximum temperature record on Monday. That includes the Pitt Meadows and Victoria Harbour areas, where the previous records were set 128 years ago in 1895.
Some took to Twitter to lament the abnormally high temperatures, with most groaning about the lack of AC.
You know it’s hot in Vancouver when they mention the heat on the DC news
— Whitney Rowe (@wkrowe_) May 15, 2023
It’s so hot. I hate it. I didn’t get the AC situation figured out so we are all sleeping in one room because I could get the portable one in quickly. Booooo. Vancouver used to have such lovely mild summers. No more.
— 🇨🇦Goose Of War🇺🇦 (@yer_conscience) May 15, 2023
it’s so hot in vancouver idk why some condos don’t come with ac
— jess (@nojamjess) May 15, 2023
30 degrees today and none of the transit ive been on had ac…. can vancouver please stop pretending that we have mild summers still
— LILBONGWAT℮RR (⭐️) (@CirnoXCX) May 16, 2023