A Metro Vancouver city smashed an 83-year-old weather record over the weekend as temperatures continue to soar across the province.
Environment Canada is extending the special weather statement it issued over the weekend as the province continues to see above-average temperatures.
On Sunday, June 20, three new weather records were set in B.C. The Hope area saw a new high of 32.8°C, beating out its old record of 30.9°C set in 2018.
The Squamish area also saw record-breaking heat on the weekend; a new record of 30.2°C beat out the former record of 29.7°C, which was set in 1960.
In Metro Vancouver, the White Rock area broke a staggering 83-year-old weather record. The new record of 28.7°C beats out the former record of 27.2°C that was set in 1938.
Metro Vancouver Weather Forecast
A special weather statement is in effect for Metro Vancouver, Fraser Valley, Howe Sound, Whistler, Sunshine Coast, Southern Gulf Islands and Vancouver Island as warm and dry conditions persist on the South Coast.
Environment Canada notes that daytime maximum temperatures are about five to 10 degrees above seasonal today averages.
The region is expected to see a "slightly cooler period mid-week" as the ridge associated with warm temperatures shifts inland. However, the ridge is expected to rebuild from Thursday and "herald more dry and very warm conditions through the weekend."
Find out the full weather forecast for this week and hearing into the weekend.