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Lytton B.C. sets a new all-time Canadian heat record for the second day in a row

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It’s a record many people likely didn’t want to break again.

The small community of Lytton B.C. has set a new all-time Canadian heat record for the second day in a row Monday.

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The temperature reached 47.5 C Monday at 4 p.m. after reaching a temperature of 46.6 C Sunday.

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Environment Canada said Monday this is still a preliminary number as heating may continue for another hour.

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

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

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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.

More to come.

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