Beaches along Okanagan Lake offer some respite from the current summer heat wave. Photo: Contributed

24 temperature records broken across B.C.

Extreme temperatures recorded in the southern half of the province

A ridge of high pressure continues to bring unseasonably hot weather to the southern half of the province.

Environment Canada has issued a heat warnings from Vancouver Island to the Kootenays.

RELATED: Fire crews battle blazes across the region

Besides battling extreme temperatures many B.C. residents are also contending with a smoke advisory due to more than 360 wildfires burning across the province.

RELATED: Wildfire smoke settling into the Southern Interior

On Thursday, 24 cities in B.C. broke temperature records.

The hottest spot on the map was the Cache Creek area where the mercury hit 41 C.

Check out what other areas broke records for Aug. 9:

  • Blue River:

New record: 36.5

Old record: 35.0 set in 1981

  • Cache Creek Area

New record: 41.0

Old record: 37.9 set in 2013

  • Castlegar

New record: 40.0

Old record: 37.6 set in 1978

  • Clearwater

New record: 37.9

Old record: 35.0 set in 1939

  • Clinton

New record: 34.2

Old record: 31.7 set in 2013

  • Cranbrook

New record: 36.9

Old record: 35.0 set in 1922

  • Golden

New record: 34.0

Old record: 33.3 set in 1941

  • Grand Forks

New record: 39.1

Old record: 37.0 set in 1978

  • Invermere

New record: 36.5

Old record: 35.0 set in 1991

  • Kamloops

New record: 40.8

Old record: 37.8 set in 1898

  • Kelowna

New record: 37.0

Old record: 36.0 set in 1978

  • Kootenay National Park Area

New record: 36.0

Old record: 35.0 set in 1991

  • Malahat

New record: 31.8

Old record: 31.5 set in 1990

  • Merritt

New record: 36.8

Old record: 35.5 set in 1981

  • Pemberton

New record: 38.2

Old record: 37.0 set in 1981

  • Princeton

New record: 38.5

Old record: 36.1 set in 1942

  • Sechelt

New record: 29.1

Old record: 29.0 set in 1981

  • Sparwood

New record: 34.5

Old record: 32.8 set in 1971

  • Tetsa River

New record: 27.7

Old record: 27.0 set in 1983

  • Trail

New record: 41.1

Old record: 37.8 set in 1978

  • Valemount

New record: 35.7

Old record: 34.5 set in 1981

  • Vernon

Tied record: 35.4

Old record: 35.4 set in 2013

  • Williams Lake

New record: 33.5

Old record: 32.5 set in 1981

  • Yoho National Park

New record: 29.6

Old record: 29.4 set in 1965


@Jen_zee
jen.zielinski@bpdigital.ca

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Stumpage costs to increase on July 1

MLA John Rustad speaks about the issues faced by the B.C. forest industry

B.C. oil tanker ban squeaks through final vote in Senate

Bill C-48 bars oil tankers from loading at ports on B.C’s north coast

Smithers man receives two-year sentence for fatal car crash

Over a year after a fatal crash, a Smithers man has been sentenced to two years plus a day in jail.

Fraser Lake business offers equine therapy to deal with life stressors

The idea is to have diverse businesses that provide more options to residents and tourists says Kim Watt-Senner

Air Canada reviewing how crew left sleeping passenger on parked plane

In a Facebook post, the woman said she woke up ‘all alone’ on a ‘cold dark’ aircraft

Four-year-old boy assaulted at B.C. soccer game

It happened at a weekend tournament in Ashcroft

Top B.C. court upholds ruling that struck down indefinite solitary confinement

Feds had appealed ruling in case brought by B.C. Civil Liberties Association, John Howard Society

Two bear cubs saved near Revelstoke after mother hit by car

Conservation officers trapped the cubs and transported them to a wildlife sanctuary

Heroism medal for B.C. woman who tried to save wheelchair-bound man stuck on rail tracks

Julie Callaghan awarded Carnegie Medal from U.S.-based foundation for ‘extraordinary heroism’

Surrey RCMP raises Pride flag amid din of protesters

There were about 30 protesters on either side, and 20 Mounties doing crowd control

B.C. students’ camping trip goes ahead despite tents getting stolen

Nanaimo businesses, school staff and parents ensure trip goes on

Feds announce funds to replace Kitimat’s Haisla River Bridge

Bill Morneau said Ottawa’s $275 million will also help fund high energy-efficient gas turbines

Only legal pot shop between Vancouver and Kamloops now open

Private cannabis store on Skwah land in Chilliwack is first B.C. licensee to be Indigenous owned

Most Read