It may have been a rainy weekend, but it certainly wasn’t a chilly one as over a dozen warm records were broken across the province yesterday.
According to Environment Canada, a total of 14 weather records were smashed on Sunday due to “an atmospheric river bringing warm and moist tropical air to BC.”
Here are all the towns and cities that saw record-breaking temperatures:
- Bella Bella: 12.9°C (previous record of 12.4°C set in 2008)
- Bella Coola: 12.6°C (previous records of 11.6°C set in 1989)
- Burns Lake: 10.6°C (previous record of 10.0°C set in 1949)
- Campbell River: 12.0°C (previous record if 11.7°C set in 1976)
- Chetwynd: 12.6°C (previous record of 10.5°C set in 2005)
- Clinton: 11.0°C (previous record of 7.3°C set in 2008)
- Mackenzie: 8.5°C (previous record of 4.4°C set in 1976)
- Merritt: 15.2°C (previous record of 14.4°C set in 1932)
- Puntzi Mountain: 11.3°C (previous record of 8.7°C set in 2002)
- Prince George: 11.9°C (previous record of 11.7°C set in 1936)
- Smithers: 11.7°C (previous record of 7.8°C set in 1949)
- Terrace: 10.6°C (previous record of 10.0°C set in 1936)
- Victoria Int’l: 15.9°C (previous record of 15.6°C set in 1932)
- Williams Lake: 12.4°C (previous record of 11.4°C set in 2008)
This week, Vancouver will see sun and clear conditions for the next four days, but it will get chilly in the evening as nighttime temperatures are expected to drop as low as 2°C on Thursday.
As for the long-term winter weather forecast, The Weather Network notes that BC will miss out on the “long, cold, and snowy winter,” that will be experienced by the rest of the country.
According to the weather agency, temperatures in BC are expected to be above normal near the coastline and across the north.
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