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Unrelenting heat shatters more temperature records across B.C.

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Key takeaways: 

  • Province recorded the highest dozen most increased temperatures in Canada on Wednesday.
  • Outreach employees from the Union Gospel Mission provide freezies and water in the Downtown Eastside area of Vancouver on Tuesday during a heat wave for most of B.C. 

Temperature records are thawing across British Columbia as a lengthy heat attack holds the province, but Emergency Management B.C. says it is not expecting an extreme heat emergency.

A report from the agency says citizens should watch temperature predictions and take benefit of cooling stations set up in many societies. Still, it’s not anticipating a repeat of last year’s fatal heat dome that killed almost 600 people.

Environment Canada keeps heat alerts for most of B.C. It says ten daily highest temperature records were smashed Wednesday as the region recorded the top dozen most elevated temperatures in Canada.

Also read: Heat alerts cover most of B.C. and the threat of heat stress peaks

Temperature records are thawing across British Columbia as a lengthy heat attack holds the province, but Emergency Management B.C. says it is not expecting an extreme heat emergency

At 42 C, Lytton was the most burning place in the nation as the climate office says the village shattered its last record for the day of 40 C, set in 1939.

Records fell in all corners of B.C., from Vancouver to Bella Bella, Fort St. John, and Nelson.

Pemberton’s 39.5 C did not put a record, but it tied for the fourth-hottest neighborhood in Canada, initiating a flood watch for the nearby Lillooet River.

Source – CBC News

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