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B.C. was smoking hot on Saturday, with 34 temperature records broken across the province.
Environment Canada released the unofficial temperature records for Saturday, June 27th, and the results are pretty astounding. A whopping 34 communities broke their previous records for the day, some of which went all the way back to the 1890s.
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If you were sweating on Saturday, it’s no wonder. Kelowna got to a very toasty 38.1°C, beating the previous record of 37.5°C set in 2006. If you were in Osoyoos, however, the temperatures were even more extreme with a high of 40.4°C compared to the 36.9°C that was set in 2006. It seems that June 27, 2006 really was a hot year for the Okanagan-Similkameen region, since Princeton also broke its record set in that year, getting up to 38.4°C to beat 34.8°C.
Some areas in B.C. broke some much older records, however. Agassiz had a high of 33.7°C, beating a record set in 1895 of 32.8°C. Pitt Meadows broke another 1895 record, getting up to 33.3°C compared to 32.8°C.
Nanaimo, however, was the winner in breaking the oldest record. This Vancouver Island city experienced gorgeous 33.3°C weather, solidly breaking a high of 31.7°C set all the way back in 1892.
Get ready for more sunshine on Sunday, as Kelowna is set to get to 38°C yet again with a mix of sun and cloud—though there is a risk of a thunderstorm in the afternoon.
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