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Lytton, B.C. sets all-time Canadian heat record for third day in a row

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Lytton, B.C. has done it again.

The small community has set a new all-time Canadian heat record for the third day in a row Tuesday.

According to Environment Canada, Lytton recorded temperatures in excess of 49 C on Tuesday afternoon, after reaching 47.5 C on Monday and 46.6 C Sunday.

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The official Environment Canada weather station in Lytton isn’t even in the hottest location in the village — it’s tucked away under some trees and it’s at least a degree cooler there than the rest of the town.

Prior to the recent heat wave in B.C., the previous all-time high 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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Sixty historic temperature records were smashed across B.C. on Sunday as a “prolonged and dangerous” heat wave continued, according to Environment Canada.

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

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Fifty temperature records were broken on Monday including Abbotsford at 42.9 C, Bella Coola at 35.8 C, Esquimalt at 39.8 C and Port Alberni at 42.7.

— With files from Amy Judd

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