Temperature records drop as British Columbia suffocates during summer heat wave – .

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Temperature records drop as British Columbia suffocates during summer heat wave – .


VANCOUVER – A heat wave on the first day of summer broke temperature records in parts of British Columbia over the weekend.

It was the hottest June 20 on record in the White Rock region of Metro Vancouver, breaking an 83-year-old record.

The temperature soared to 28.7 C on Father’s Day, surpassing the city’s high of 27.2 in 1938. Records have been kept at White Rock since 1929.

Elsewhere, the temperature was measured at 32.5 at Hope Airport, 2.8 degrees warmer than in 2018, when the last record was set.

And in Squamish, Environment Canada officials said the peak reached 30.2 at the airport on Sunday. The previous record there (29.7) was also set three years ago.

More records may be broken on Monday, with special weather reports in effect for parts of the province.

The unusually warm weather that set in over the weekend is expected to continue through the week and into the next weekend, with mostly sunny skies forecast for the next seven days.

Monday’s maximum forecast for Vancouver is 27 ° C, a temperature expected around 3 p.m.

Further inland, peaks around 30 to 31 are possible.

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