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Scorching hot weather on Sunday broke records throughout B.C.

Temperatures are expected to rise to 46 C in parts of the Thompson-Okanagan by Tuesday.
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More records might fall Tuesday, as the mercury is predicted to be in the 40s in some parts of the province.

The scorching heat on Sunday broke more records across British Columbia.

According to Environment Canada, cities throughout the Thompson-Okanagan region hit record breaking temperatures.

Kamloops peaked at 44 C, topping their old record of 38.2 C from 2015. Penticton also reached a new high, hitting 40.5 C, the previous record was 37.8 C in 1925.

Vernon climbed to 41.5 C, beating their old high of 38.1 C in 2014. Kelowna hit a high of 41.3 C, breaking its old mark of 38.1 C in 2015.

Osoyoos reached a blazing 42 C, just passing their old record of 40.9 C in 2015.

Other parts of the Southern Interior that hit records include:

  • Princeton: New record of 41.4 C, old record of 38.5 C in 2015
  • Trail: New record of 42.2 C, old record of 40.6 C in 2015
  • Nakusp: New record of 35.8 C, old record of 35.3 in 2015

The reading from Environment Canada in Lytton showed the mercury at 46.1 C Sunday afternoon, marking a new all-time high recorded in Canada. The previous record was 45 C, set in Saskatchewan in 1937. In fact, Lytton was hotter than Phoenix, Arizona. 

A total of 59 areas across BC broke records on Sunday. Others include:

  • Vancouver: New record of 31.1 C, old record of 27.2 C in 1935
  • Victoria: New record of 37.7 C, old record 29.5 in 1995
  • Golden: New record of 36.5 C, old record of 35 C in 1925
  • Abbotsford: New record of 41.4 C, old record of 32.3 C in 2015
  • Fort St. John: New record of 34.9 C, old record of 30 C in 1928

Temperatures are expected to rise to 46 C in parts of the Thompson-Okanagan by Tuesday, which means records will certainly fall.