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60 historic temperature records smashed in B.C. Sunday as ‘dangerous’ heat wave continues

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Sixty historic temperature records were smashed across B.C. on Sunday as a “prolonged and dangerous” heatwave continues, according to Environment Canada.

This includes the village of Lytton, which recorded the highest temperature ever in Canada on Sunday at 46.6 C.

The previous record of 45 C was documented in Yellow Grass and in Midale, Sask., on July 5, 1937. The previous B.C. record of 44.4 C was set in Lytton in 1941.

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Some of the other temperature records broken include:

Abbotsford
New record of 41.5 C
Old record of 32.3 C set in 2015
Records in this area have been kept since 1944

Agassiz
New record of 40.4 C
Old record of 33.7 C set in 2015
Records in this area have been kept since 1889

Bella Bella
New record of 34.2C
Old record of 24.3 C set in 1995
Records in this area have been kept since 1977

Burns Lake Area (Burns Lake Decker Lake)
New record of 38.1 C
Old record of 29.5 C set in 1992
Records in this area have been kept since 1949

Cache Creek Area (Ashcroft)
New record of 45 C
Old record of 40.1 C set in 2015
Records in this area have been kept since 1944

Clinton
New record of 39 C
Old record of 32.2 C set in 2015
Records in this area have been kept since 1974

Courtenay Area
New record of 38 C
Old record of 31.1 C set in 2015
Records in this area have been kept since 1914

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Dawson Creek Area
New record of 36.1 C
Old record of 28.2 C set in 2000
Records in this area have been kept since 1926

Esquimalt
New record of 38.3 C
Old record of 27.8 C set in 1951
Records in this area have been kept since 1874

Fort St. John
New record of 35.1 C
Old record of 30 C set in 1928
Records in this area have been kept since 1910

Gibsons
New record of 39.6 C
Old record of 30.6 C set in 2015
Records in this area have been kept since 1949

Gonzales Point Area
New record of 38.3 C
Old record of 27.8 C set in 1951
Records in this area have been kept since 1874

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Hope Airport
New record of 39.9 C
Old record of 33.4 C set in 2015
Records in this area have been kept since 1936

Kamloops Area
New record of 44 C
Old record of 38.2 C set in 2015
Records in this area have been kept since 1890

Kelowna
New record of 41.5 C
Old record of 38.1 C set in 2015
Records in this area have been kept since 1899

Lillooet
New record of 44.8 C
Old record of 39.8 Cset in 2015
Records in this area have been kept since 1917

Mackenzie
New record of 37.3 C
Old record of 28.4 C set in 2015
Records in this area have been kept since 1971

Merritt
New record of 42.2 C
Old record of 38.0 C set in 2015
Records in this area have been kept since 1918

Osoyoos
New record of 42 C
Old record of 40.9 C set in 2015
Records in this area have been kept since 1954

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Pemberton
New record of 40.9 C
Old record of 38 C set in 2015
Records in this area have been kept since 1908

Pitt Meadows
New record of 40 C
Old record of 33.9 C set in 2015
Records in this area have been kept since 1874

Port Hardy
New record of 30.2 C
Old record of 21.3 C set in 1995
Records in this area have been kept since 1944

Prince George
New record of 36.4 C
Old record of 29.4 C set in 1928
Records in this area have been kept since 1912

Prince Rupert
New record of 30 C
Old record of 20.4 C set in 2013
Records in this area have been kept since 1908

Quesnel Area
New record of 39.9 C
Old record of 36.7 C set in 1925
Records in this area have been kept since 1893

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Sandspit
New record of 23.8 C
Old record of 20.6 C set in 2016
Records in this area have been kept since 1945

Sechelt
New record of 39.6 C
Old record of 30.6 C set in 2015
Records in this area have been kept since 1956

Smithers
New record of 37.1 C
Old record of 29.9 C set in 1992
Records in this area have been kept since 1938

Squamish
New record of 41.2 C
Old record of 32.3 C set in 2015
Records in this area have been kept since 1960

Trail
New record of 42.3 C
Old record of 40.6 C set in 2015
Records in this area have been kept since 1928

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Vancouver
New record of 31.1 C
Old record of 27.2 C set in 1935
Records in this area have been kept since 1896

Victoria
New record of 37.7 C
Old record of 29.5 C set in 1995
Records in this area have been kept since 1914

Whistler
New record of 40.2 C
Old record of 34.8 C set in 2015
Records in this area have been kept since 1950

White Rock
New record of 36.9 C
Old record of 29.2 C set in 1995
Records in this area have been kept since 1929

Williams Lake
New record of 37.2 C
Old record of 30.3 C set in 2015
Records in this area have been kept since 1960

Yoho (National Park)
New record of 33.3 C
Old record of 31.1 C set in 1925
Records in this area have been kept since 1923

Environment Canada has a full list of records broken on its website.

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Heat warnings remain posted across B.C. and Alberta, large parts of Saskatchewan, Northwest Territories and a section of Yukon as the weather office forecasts temperatures reaching 40 C in some areas.

Environment Canada says more temperature records are expected to be broken Monday.

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