Another warm day in B.C. knocked down another series of daily temperature records.
Environment Canada said warmth across much of the province was brought on by a ridge of high pressure and on Sunday, Oct. 2, there were 24 weather records broken, one of which was more than 100 years old.
In Vernon, a new record of 25.3 C was set Sunday, breaking the old record of 24.4 C set in 1904.
It wasn’t the only Okanagan city that experienced record-breaking heat. In Kelowna, the daytime high Sunday reached 25.9 C, breaking the previous record of 25.6 set in 1932.
The second-oldest record broken in the province was in Clearwater, where temperatures reached 26.1 C Sunday, breaking a record of 25 C set in 1923.
It was the coastal areas that saw the highest temperature records broken.
In the Port Alberni area, the heat reached a high of 29.3 C, breaking the 1993 record of 27 C set in 1993.
Environment Canada said Victoria saw a record broken near the airport when the heat reached 23.5 C, breaking a record of 22.5 C set in 1993. In the Victoria Harbour area, the Victoria heartland area, the university area and Esquimalt, the mercury reached 25.3 C, breaking records of 25 C set in 1935.
In Abbotsford and Pitt Meadows, a new record of 27.5 C was set, breaking records of 27 C set and 26.4 C, respectively, set in 1993.
The Agassiz area set a new record of 27.4 C, while the old record of 27.2 C set in 1935 fell.
In Cache Creek, the high of 28.6 C broke the old record of 27.0 set in 1987, and in Clinton a new record of 25 C was set, breaking a record of 23.3 C set in 2020.
In the Comox area, a new record of 22.7 C was set, breaking the record of 22.2 C set in 1952. In Courtenay, a new record of 22.7 C was set, breaking a record of 22.2 C set in 1952.
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In Gibsons, the new record of 23.7 C broke the old record of 22.2 set in 1962. Lytton set a new record of 28.1 C, breaking a record of 27.8 C set in 1963.
In Malahat, a new record of 24.8 C was set, breaking the record of 22 C set in 1987. In Nakusp, a new record of 21.4 C was set, breaking the old record of 20.9 C set in 2003.
In Sechelt, the new record for the day is 23.7 C, in Squamish it’s 27 C and in the Tatlayoko Lake area it’s 26.6 C.