VANCOUVER – It’s going to be a hot and beautiful Canada Day for most of the province and while temperatures are going to soar, they are not going to be record-breaking.
Global BC meteorologist Mark Madryga says a massive ridge of high pressure is planted over southern B.C. for Canada Day.
Sunshine and hot weather will result with afternoon high temperatures ranging from the mid-20s along the coastal beaches, to the low-30s in the Fraser Valley and into the low to mid-30s in the Thompson and Okanagan.
Whitehorse will see temperatures of about 21 degrees, while the North Coast will not see such nice temperatures as it will only reach about 17 degrees with showers. The Cariboo region will reach about 28 degrees and the Columbia / Kootenay region will see really high temperatures of 31 degrees.
Victoria will get up to 25 degrees, with Nanaimo and Courtenay reaching 26 and Port Hardy topping out at about 19 degrees.
Metro Vancouver will get to about 30 inland and 25 degrees on the coast.
Most places will fall shy of record high temperatures though, as last year on Canada Day it was even hotter during an extended stretch of toasty summer weather.
Temperatures will cool off a bit for the rest of the week.
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