No, it wasn’t just you. It was hot in the Lower Mainland – and across BC –yesterday.
So hot in fact, that numerous temperature records were broken throughout the region, as the weather was more reminiscent of mid-summer than early spring.
In the Fraser Valley, both Abbotsford and Chilliwack broke records, with Chilliwack hitting a a hight 26°C and Abbotsford climbing all the way to 27° C.
These temperatures beat the previous records for both communities, which in Abbotsford was a high of 26.7 C, set in 1946. Chilliwack’s previous record of 25.6 °C was set four years ago.
Pitt Meadows also surpassed a record of 27.8°C – set in 1878 – by hitting the 28°C mark.
BC was also home to Canada’s first 30°C day of the season, in the Fraser Canyon community of Lytton.
According to Environment Canada, the summer-like temperatures were caused by a strong ridge of high pressure over the BC coast.
And heading into the weekend, it looks like things will start to cool slightly, but still stay pleasant, before clouds and a chance of rain return next week.
Sounds like the perfect time for an early-season beach session.
After all, when it comes to sunshine and warm temperatures in Vancouver, we’ll take everything we can get.