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27 heat records broken, evenly distributed across British Columbia

27 heat records broken, evenly distributed across British Columbia
27 heat records broken, evenly distributed across British Columbia

British Columbia broke or tied 27 heat records on Monday (July 8), according to Environment Canada.

Lytton was the hottest spot in the county with 42.4 degrees Celsius, breaking the record of 39.4 degrees Celsius set in 1952. Second was Lillooet, where it was 40.9 degrees Celsius on Monday, breaking the record of 39.6 degrees Celsius set in 2015.

Cache Creek was the only other community to top 104 F on Monday, setting a new record high of 104.3 F, breaking the previous record of 104.3 F set in 2015.

Twenty other heat records were broken in British Columbia on Monday, including:

• In the Blue River area it was 35.5 C, breaking the record of 34.5 C set in 2015

• In the Burns Lake area it was 32.6 C, breaking the record of 31.8 C set in 2010

• Campbell River was 33.4 C, breaking the record of 33 C set in 2010

• The area around Castlegar was 38.3C, breaking the record of 37.4C set in 1985

• The Cranbrook area equalled the 2017 record of 35.5 C

• The Chetwynd area recorded a high of 32.4C, breaking the record of 32.3C set in 2010

• The Dawson Creek area was 30.9 C, breaking the record of 30.8 C set in 2015

• In the Kamloops area it was 38.2 C, breaking the record of 38 C set in 2015

• In the Kelowna area it was 37.8 C, breaking the record of 36.5 in 2015

• In the Mackenzie area it was 31.9 C, breaking the record of 31.7 C set in 2015

• In the Malahat area it was 32.3 C, breaking the record of 30.4 C set in 2010

• In the Merritt area it was 37.9 C, breaking the record of 36.7 C set in 2015

• The Nelson area recorded 36.4C, breaking the 2017 record of 35.7C

• In the Osoyoos area it was 39.7 C, breaking the record of 38.5 C set in 2015

• The Pemberton area recorded a high of 39.1 C, breaking the 2014 record of 35.2 C

• Princeton Ara was 37.6 C, breaking the 1968 record of 36.7 C

• The Smithers area saw 33 C, breaking the record of 31.9 degrees set in 2023

• The Summerland area equaled the 2015 record of 35.7 C

• Lake Tatlayoko was 35 degrees Celsius, breaking the record of 31.8 degrees Celsius set in 2010

• The trail area set a new record of 38.5 C, breaking a 2017 record of 36.3 C

• The terrace area was 33.1 C, breaking the record of 32.6 C from 2010

• In the Vernon area it was 37.5 C, breaking the old record of 36.2 C set in 2015

• In the Whistler area it was 35.3 C, breaking the record of 33.5 C set in 2010