Feeling hot, hot, hot: B.C. broke a whopping 17 weather records yesterday


British Columbia saw an impressive 17 weather records broken across the province on Wednesday, June 13 due to a very strong ridge of high pressure.

What’s more, the province will continue to see soaring temperatures through the next couple of days. The Metro Vancouver forecast calls for temperatures as high as 23°C and 27°C inland. In addition, Environment Canada notes that temperatures will feel more like 26°C and 29°C inland.

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VANCOUVER, BC/CANADA – JULY 30: People enjoying the day at the Kitsilano beach in Vancouver, Canada on July 30, 2015. Kitsilano Beach is one of the most popular beaches in Vancouver. / Shutterstock

The Princeton Area saw the hottest temperatures in the province with a daily high of 33°C, which broke its old record of 32.8°C set in 1918. The Agassiz Area and Chilliwack Area also reached sizzling 33°C daily highs, which broke previous records of 31.1°C set in 1932 and 32.2°C set in 1932, respectively.

The Vancouver Area also broke its previous record of 27.4°C set in 1999 with a toasty high of 29.1°C. Similarly, the White Rock Area set a new daily high of 30.9°C, which broke its previous record of 29.4°C set in 1932.

Metro Vancouver Weather Forecast 

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Environment Canada

On Thursday, May 9 15 weather records were broken across the province and Squamish reached a sizzling high of 29.5°C. On the following day, Friday, May 10, a whopping 26 weather records were broken across B.C. and Pitt Meadows reached a toasty high of 29.3°C.

Environment Canada has also stated that the presence of a weak El Niño will affect temperatures heading into summer. As such, the department expects that the province will see above average temperatures this summer.