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More B.C. temperature records tumble under mild weather

Weather conditions in Abbotsford, B.C., on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2024. On Tuesday, the Fraser Valley community set a new daily temperature record when the mercury reached 18.4 C. DriveBC

The mild airmass currently parked over western Canada led to more daily temperature records across British Columbia on Tuesday.

According to Environment Canada, nearly two dozen areas set new records, with 21 eclipsing old marks and two tying existing records.

The warmest community in B.C. on Tuesday was Abbotsford, which reached 18.4 C, shattering its old mark of 13.4 C, set in 1995.

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B.C. evening weather forecast: Jan.30

Yet as warm as it was in the Fraser Valley on Tuesday, it was even warmer in Maple Creek, Sask., which was the nation’s hot spot at 21.1 C.

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And in Alberta, 25 areas set new daily highs, though none as hot as Abbotsford, with 16 areas in Manitoba also setting daily highs for Jan. 30.

Tuesday was the third day in a row of record-breaking warmth, and more records are expected to fall on Wednesday.

Below are the B.C. areas that set or tied daily high temperatures for Jan. 30, 2024.

Abbotsford

  • New record: 18.4 C
  • Old record: 13.4 C, set in 1995

Agassiz

  • New record: 17.1 C
  • Old record: 14.4 C, set in 1931

Blue River

  • New record: 9.7 C
  • Old record: 8.6 C, set in 1989

Cache Creek

  • New record: 15.2 C
  • Old record: 14.0 C, set in 1989

Clinton

  • New record: 9.4 C
  • Old record: 8.0 C, set in 1989

Dease Lake

  • New record: 5.9 C
  • Old record: 5.0 C, set in 1984

Esquimalt

  • New record: 15.4 C
  • Old record: 14.1 C, set in 1995

Estevan Point

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  • New record: 14.0 C
  • Old record: 13.9 C, set in 1931

Gonzales Point

  • New record: 15.4 C
  • Old record: 14.1 C, set in 1995

Hope

  • New record: 14.3 C
  • Old record: 13.8 C, set in 1989

Lytton

  • Tied record of 15.0 C, set in 1971

Mackenzie

  • New record: 8.6 C
  • Old record: 8.4 C, set in 1993

Prince George

  • Tied record of 12.2 C, set in 1935

Puntzi Mountain

  • New record: 8.1 C
  • Old record: 7.5 C, set in 1997

Quesnel

  • New record: 12.7 C
  • Old record: 11.5 C, set in 1997

Sechelt

  • New record: 13.6 C
  • Old record: 13.3 C, set in 1960

Sparwood

  • New record: 11.1 C
  • Old record: 7.2 C, set in 1971

Squamish

  • New record: 12.4 C
  • Old record: 12.2 C, set in 2007

Victoria

  • New record: 14.1 C
  • Old record: 14.0 C, set in 1995

West Vancouver

  • New record: 17.8 C
  • Old record: 15.5 C, set in 1995

Whistler

  • New record: 8.2 C
  • Old record: 7.8 C, set in 1962

Williams Lake

  • New record: 10.5 C
  • Old record: 9.3 C, set in 1997

Yoho Park

  • New record: 7.4 C
  • Old record: 6.1 C, set in 1962

 

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Not only did those communities set daily high records, but many communities also experienced record-setting overnight temperatures.

For example, the warmest overnight temperature in Abbotsford on Jan. 30 had been 8.2 C, which was set in 1992. However, a new record was set on Tuesday when the overnight temperature fell to just 10.8 C.

Records for the warmest minimum temperatures on Jan. 30, 2024, are listed below.

Abbotsford

  • New record: 10.8 C
  • Old record: 8.2 C, set in 1992

Blue River

  • New record: 0.5 C
  • Old record: 0.0 C, set in 1992

Clinton

  • New record: 1.8 C
  • Old record: 0.0 C, set in 1992

Duncan

  • New record: 9.8 C
  • Old record: 8.5 C, set in 1992

Fort Nelson

  • New record: 0.4 C
  • Old record: -1.1 C, set in 1993

Malahat

  • New record: 8.9 C
  • Old record: 8.1 C, set in 1992

Nelson

  • New record: 3.3 C
  • Old record: 3.0 C, set in 2005

Pemberton

  • New record: 2.1 C
  • Old record: 2.0 C, set in 1989

Pitt Meadows

  • New record: 9.5 C
  • Old record: 7.8 C, set in 1935

Richmond

  • New record: 10.9 C
  • Old record: 8.9 C, set in 1992

Salmon Arm

  • New record: 2.4 C
  • Old record: 1.6 C, set in 1998

Squamish

  • Tied record of 7.0 C, set in 1989

Vancouver

  • New record: 9.2 C
  • Old record: 8.9 C, set in 1992

Victoria

  • New record: 10.1 C
  • Old record: 8.9 C, set in 1877

West Vancouver

  • New record: 10.7 C
  • Old record: 8.0 C, set in 1992

White Rock

  • New record: 11.4 C
  • Old record: 10.0 C, set in 1992
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Brief dip in temperatures: Jan. 30 Saskatchewan weather outlook

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