Forty-two more high-temperature records were broken around British Columbia on Tuesday, including Abbotsford, Agassiz, Chilliwack, Hope, Nanaimo, Pemberton, Pitt Meadows, Sechelt, the Southern Gulf Islands, Squamish, Vancouver, Victoria, Whistler, and White Rock on the South Coast.
Abbotsford’s high temperature on Tuesday was 24.5 C, breaking the old record set in 1960 by 4.5 degrees.
Global News meteorologist Mark Madryga says it’s all because of a summer-like high-pressure system sitting over B.C.
“This is just an amazing turnaround. If you recall, we had snow in parts of Metro Vancouver just over a week ago and the record heat of the last couple of days is phenomenal,” he said.
More records could be broken on Wednesday, the first day of spring, as sunshine and warm temperatures are in the forecast for much of British Columbia.