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27 heat records broken, tied across B.C.

3 areas recorded temperatures above 40 C
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A person fills up a water bottle at a public tap in Vancouver, B.C., Sunday, July 7, 2024. Heat warnings have been put in place for the Metro Vancouver area for elevated temperatures. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ethan Cairns

B.C. broke or tied 27 heat records on Monday (July 8), according to Environment Canada.

Lytton was the province's hot spot at 42.4 C, breaking the 1952 record of 39.4 C. It was followed by Lillooet, which was 40.9 C on Monday, breaking the 39.6 C set in 2015.

Cache Creek was the only other community over 40 C on Monday. It set a new record of 40.7 C, breaking the 2015 record of 40.3.

Twenty other heat records were broken in B.C. on Monday, including:

sa国际传媒 Blue River area was 35.5 C, breaking the 2015 record of 34.5 C

sa国际传媒 Burns Lake area was 32.6 C, breaking the 2010 record of 31.8 C

sa国际传媒 Campbell River was 33.4 C, breaking the 2010 record of 33 C

sa国际传媒 Castlegar area was 38.3 C, breaking the 1985 record of 37.4 C

sa国际传媒 Cranbrook area tied its 2017 record of 35.5 C

sa国际传媒 Chetwynd area was 32.4 C, breaking the 2010 record of 32.3 C

sa国际传媒 Dawson Creek area was 30.9 C, breaking the 2015 record of 30.8 C

sa国际传媒 Kamloops area was 38.2 C, breaking the 2015 record of 38 C

sa国际传媒 Kelowna area was 37.8 C, breaking the record of 36.5 in 2015

sa国际传媒 Mackenzie area was 31.9 C, breaking the 2015 record of 31.7 C

sa国际传媒 Malahat area was 32.3 C, breaking the record of 30.4 C set in 2010

sa国际传媒 Merritt area was 37.9 C, breaking the 2015 record of 36.7 C

sa国际传媒 Nelson area was 36.4 C, breaking the record of 35.7 set in 2017

sa国际传媒 Osoyoos area was 39.7 C, breaking the 2015 record of 38.5 C

sa国际传媒 Pemberton area was 39.1 C, breaking the record set in 2014 at 35.2 C

sa国际传媒 Princeton ara was 37.6 C, breaking the 1968 record of 36.7 C

sa国际传媒 Smithers area was 33 C, breaking the record of 31.9 set in 2023

sa国际传媒 Summerland area tied its 2015 record of 35.7 C

sa国际传媒 Tatlayoko Lake was 35 C, breaking its record of 31.8 C set in 2010

sa国际传媒 Trail area set a new record of 38.5 C, breaking one set in 2017 at 36.3 C

sa国际传媒 Terrace area was 33.1 C, breaking the 2010 record of 32.6 C

sa国际传媒 Vernon area was 37.5 C, breaking the old record of 36.2 C set in 2015

sa国际传媒 Whistler area was 35.3 C, breaking the 2010 record of 33.5 C



Lauren Collins

About the Author: Lauren Collins

I'm a provincial reporter for Black Press Media's national team, after my journalism career took me across B.C. since I was 19 years old.
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