More temperature records broken in BC as cold snap continues

Dec 28 2021, 5:43 pm

Another day, another set of temperature records broken around BC.

On Monday December 27, more than 20 records were smashed from Abbotsford to Squamish, and many places in between.

This deep freeze has firmly set in around western Canada and Environment Canada is again detailing the temperature records that have been broken.

The temperature in Vancouver dropped to -15.3°C Monday, breaking the old record of -12.8°C, set in 1971.

White Rock reached -13.0°C, smashing the record of -11.1°C set in 1968.

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Temperature Records/Environment Canada

Abbotsford reached -15.6°C, breaking the old record of -15.0°C set in 1968.

Hope hit -18.4 °C, smashing the -17.8°C record from 1968.

In total, more than 20 records were broken around BC. You can find the full list here.

So, just how long are these arctic temperatures going to stick around?

There is still an Arctic Outflow warning up for much of the south coast, including Metro Vancouver, Fraser Valley, Howe Sound, Sea to Sky Highway, Whistler, and near the mainland inlets of the Sunshine Coast.

Until Wednesday, December 29, we can expect windchill values nearing -20°C.

Environment Canada is also warning that “frostbite and hypothermia can occur within minutes if adequate precautions are not taken when outdoors.”

Amanda WawrykAmanda Wawryk

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