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Hot, hot, hot: B.C. smashed 15 temperature records yesterday

Did you find it hot in Vancouver yesterday?
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Environment Canada reports that B.C. smashed 15 weather records on June 2, with several areas surpassing the previous records by a couple of degrees.  Photo: @ParkBoard / Twitter

Did you find it hot in Vancouver yesterday?

Okay, that might be a rhetorical question, because the city saw sweltering humidity through most of the day.

But Vancouver wasn't the only toasty city in B.C.

Environment Canada reports that B.C. smashed a whopping 15 weather records on Wednesday (June 2) with several areas surpassing the previous records by a couple of degrees. 

While the City of Vancouver didn't break its record, temperatures felt over 31 C inland with humidity. Similarly, Thursday's forecast calls for a high of 22 C on the water and 25 C inland. However, temperatures will feel more like 25 C and 27 C with humidity. 

Things are expected to cool off this weekend, with the forecast calling for the chance of showers every day. 

Here are the 15 record-breaking temperatures from June 2 in B.C.:

Cranbrook Area 
Preliminary new record of 32.6
Old record of 32.4 set in 1986
Records in this area have been kept since 1901  

Creston Area
Preliminary new record of 34.8
Old record of 32.8 set in 1937
Records in this area have been kept since 1912

Golden Area  
Preliminary new record of 31.2
Old record of 31.1 set in 1961
Records in this area have been kept since 1902

Kamloops Area 
Preliminary new record of 36.0
Old record of 35.6 set in 1961
Records in this area have been kept since 1890

Kelowna Area
Preliminary new record of 36.2
Old record of 34.5 set in 2007
Records in this area have been kept since 1899

Malahat Area
Preliminary new record of 28.6
Old record of 27.2 set in 2009
Records in this area have been kept since 1986

Nakusp Area
Preliminary new record of 32.2
Old record of 31.2 set in 2007
Records in this area have been kept since 1966

Osoyoos Area
Preliminary new record of 36.2
Old record of 35.0 set in 1970
Records in this area have been kept since 1954

Pemberton Area
Preliminary new record of 33.5
Old record of 33.3 set in 1922
Records in this area have been kept since 1908

Penticton Area
Preliminary new record of 35.3
Old record of 33.9 set in 1961
Records in this area have been kept since 1907

Princeton Area
Preliminary new record of 33.4
Old record of 33.3 set in 1970
Records in this area have been kept since 1893

Summerland Area
Currently tied the record of 33.9 set in 1970
Records in this area have been kept since 1907

Trail Area
Preliminary new record of 36.5
Old record of 33.3 set in 1937
Records in this area have been kept since 1928

Vernon Area
Preliminary new record of 35.6
Old record of 34.4 set in 2007
Records in this area have been kept since 1900

Yoho (National Park) Area
Preliminary new record of 27.1
Old record of 26.1 set in 1970
Records in this area have been kept since 1923

Environment Canada releases full summer 2021 forecast for Vancouver

While it's difficult to know how much rain Metro Vancouver will see this summer, Canada's national weather forecaster says the region will likely see above-average temperatures. 

Environment Canada Meteorologist Bobby Sekhon told Vancouver Is Awesome that the 2021 summer forecast looks warmer than average