The small community set a new all-time Canadian heat record for the third straight day on Tuesday.
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According to Environment Canada, Lytton recorded temperatures above 49 ° C on Tuesday afternoon, after reaching 47.5 ° C on Monday and 46.6 ° C on Sunday.
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Environment Canada’s official weather station in Lytton isn’t even in the hottest spot in town – it’s nestled under trees and it’s at least a degree cooler than the rest of town.
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Prior to the recent heat wave in British Columbia, the previous all-time high of 45 ° C was set at Yellow Grass and Midale, Saskatchewan on July 5, 1937. The previous record of 44.4 ° C in British Columbia had been established in Lytton in 1941.
What is behind the historic heat wave in Western Canada?
According to Environment Canada, sixty historical temperature records were broken in British Columbia on Sunday as a “prolonged and dangerous” heat wave continued.
60 historic temperature records broken in British Columbia on Sunday as ‘dangerous’ heat wave continues
Fifty temperature records were broken on Monday, including Abbotsford at 42.9 ° C, Bella Coola at 35.8 ° C, Esquimalt at 39.8 ° C and Port Alberni at 42.7 ° C.
– With files from Amy Judd
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