The record-breaking heat wave gripping British Columbia has claimed another title.
On Sunday, Lytton, B.C. grew to turn into the first instruct in Canada ever to record a temperature over 45 levels Celsius, registering at the least 46.1 levels, according to Atmosphere Canada.
That’s the hottest temperature ever recorded in the nation, the weather company stated in a tweet Sunday. The outdated record modified into as soon as instruct on July 5, 1937, in Saskatchewan.
Earlier in the day, Atmosphere and Climate Change Canada senior climatologist Dave Phillips urged CTVNews.ca that it modified into as soon as seemingly that Canada’s maximum temperature record would tumble in the next few days.
Phillips mentioned Lytton and nearby Lillooet as seemingly candidates for the record. The high there modified into as soon as forecasted to be 45 on Sunday, 46 on Monday and 47 on Tuesday.
“It might maybe maybe presumably maybe additionally just now not secure to 47 C, but I think it’s a performed deal,” Phillips stated. “It be going to be the all-time Canadian record.”
In its tweet, the weather company stated the 46.1 reading might maybe presumably maybe additionally just now not even be the hottest it received in Lytton on Sunday.
“The sunlight hours maximum might maybe presumably maybe additionally very effectively be greater so cease tuned for the respectable recording,” the company stated.
Lytton had already instruct a brand new local temperature record on Saturday, registering a high of 43.2 levels. The outdated record for the space on June 26 modified into as soon as 39.9, instruct in 2006.
That modified into as soon as one in every of 54 temperature records instruct in B.C. on Saturday, with more seemingly on the blueprint on Sunday.
With information from CTVNews.ca’s Tom Yun
Lytton BC has broken the record for Canada’s all time maximum temperature of 46.1. The conventional record modified into as soon as 45.0 C instruct on July 5, 1937 at Yellow Grass, and Midale, SK. The sunlight hours maximum might maybe presumably maybe additionally very effectively be greater so cease tuned for the respectable recording.
— ECCC Weather British Columbia (@ECCCWeatherBC) June 27, 2021