April 8, 2016 11:10 am
Updated: April 8, 2016 1:38 pm

11 temperature records broken as ridge of high pressure moves over BC

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New temperature records were broken on Thursday as a ridge of high pressure was building over much of the province.

In total, 11 records were broken around B.C., including in Squamish, where the temperature peaked at 25.4 degrees Celsius, breaking the old record of 21.7 degrees set in 2009. Records were also broken in places like Victoria, Port Hardy, Malahat and Bella Coola.

Global BC meteorologist Yvonne Schalle says today’s high at Vancouver Airport is expected to reach 19 degrees by the water and 26 inland.

“The ridge weakens Saturday and will give us temperatures a few degrees cooler,” says Schalle.

Schalle says the temperatures we have been seeing are unseasonably warm for this time of year.

On Wednesday and Thursday of last week, 59 temperature records were broken around B.C. 

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