32 warm weather records were just broken in BC

Mar 19 2019, 3:37 pm

This week has already broken dozen of warm weather records in BC — and it’s only Tuesday.

The mini March heatwave shattered 32 records for warmest weather across the province yesterday, according to Environment Canada’s records.

Here’s a look at the towns and cities that saw historic high temperatures:

  • Abbotsford: 23°C (Previous record 19.2°C, set in 1996)
  • Cassiar: 10.3°C (Previous record 6°C, set in 1981)
  • Chetwynd: 15.5°C (Previous record 13.9°C, set in 2015)
  • Chilliwack: 22.8°C (Previous record 20°C, set in 1896)
  • Clinton: 12.4°C (Previous record 7.9°C, set in 2007)
  • Dease Lake: 12.6°C (Previous record 9.7°C, set in 1995)
  • Esquimalt: 18.3°C (Previous record 17.2°C set in 1914)
  • Fort Nelson: 16.6°C (Previous record 10.6°C, set in 1960)
  • Hope: 22.8°C (Previous record 20.6°C, set in 1947)
  • Hope Slide area: 15.2°C (Previous record 14°C, set in 1983)
  • Mackenzie: 12.1°C (Previous record 10.7°C , set in 2018)
  • Malahat: 18.5°C (Previous record 17°C, set in 1990)
  • Masset: 15°C, tied with record set in 1900
  • Muncho Lake area: 13.9°C (Previous record 10°C, set in 1995)
  • Nanaimo: 18.5°C (Previous record 16.1°C set in 1928)
  • Pemberton 17.6°C (Previous record 16.5°C, set in 1988)
  • Pitt Meadows: 21.1°C (Previous record 20.7°C, set in 1996)
  • Port Alberni: 21.4°C (Previous record 20°C, set in 1911)
  • Powell River: 16.5°C (Previous record 15.6°C, set in 1947)
  • Prince Rupert: 16.5°C (Previous record 15.3°C, set in 1981)
  • Sechelt: 18°C (Previous record 14°C, set in 1981)
  • Squamish: 23.5°C (Previous record 18°C, set in 1996)
  • Victoria Gonzales: 18.8°C (Previous record 17.2°C set in 1914)
  • Victoria Harbour: 17.1°C (Previous record 14.6°C set in 2016)
  • White Rock: 20.6°C (Previous record 19.9°C, set in 1996)
  • Williams Lake area: 14.9°C (Previous record 12.2°C set  in 1997)

The record-breaking streak is far from over.

Environment Canada predicts that it will reach a high of 16°C Tuesday, which would break a temperature record of 13.9°C set all the way back in 1947.

Courtesy Environment Canada

In Abbotsford, the March 18-20 time period could be the earliest in recorded history for consecutive days at or above 20°C, according to forecasters.

And the good news doesn’t stop there.

The Weather Network predicts that BC will have seasonably mild temperatures through the middle and end of this week, says Kelly Sonnenburg, a meteorologist at The Weather Network.

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