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Dozens more temperature records fall across BC

Dozens more temperature records have fallen across British Columbia as the province continues to endure a heat wave.

Areas logging new records include Kelowna (beating one set in 2015), Kamloops (also 2015), Lytton (1952) and Yoho National Park (1964).

The records were set specifically for the date of July 8.

The hot and dry weather has heightened fears of wildfires, with Environment Canada meteorologist Jennifer Smith warning Monday that “all the ingredients are there for forest fires, unfortunately."

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Below is a selection of the records broken on Monday:

  • CACHE CREEK AREA (Ashcroft): Preliminary new record of 40.7ºC; old record of 40.3ºC set in 2015

  • KAMLOOPS AREA (Kamloops Aut): Tied with record of 38.2ºC set in 2015

  • KELOWNA AREA (Kelowna UBCO): Preliminary new record of 37.8ºC; old record of 36.5ºC set in 2015

  • LYTTON AREA (Lytton RCS): Preliminary new record of 42.4ºC; old record of 39.4ºC set in 1952

  • MERRITT AREA (Merritt): Preliminary new record of 37.9ºC; old record of 36.7ºC set in 2015

  • OSOYOOS AREA (Osoyoos CS): Preliminary new record of 39.7ºC; old record of 38.5 set in 2015

  • SUMMERLAND AREA (Summerland CS): Tied with record of 35.7ºC set in 2015

  • VERNON AREA (Vernon Auto): Preliminary new record of 37.5ºC; old record of 36.2 set in 2015

  • YOHO (NATIONAL PARK) AREA (Yoho Park): Preliminary new record of 30.4ºC; old record of 29.4ºC set in 1964



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