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

Fort St. James Fire Department responds to three blazes within a week

Two structure blazes and one wildland have fire chief cautioning residents

SD91 trustee election results are in

Several new faces have been elected to the position of school board trustee

Incumbents and acclaimed mayors win elections all across B.C.’s north

Fraser Lake saw their first female mayor elected

Mayoral results from across B.C.

Voters in 162 municipalities in B.C. set to elect mayor, council, school board and more

Federal carbon tax rebates will exceed the cost for most people affected

Officials say 70 per cent of people in those provinces will get back more than they end up paying out as fuel costs rise to incorporate the carbon tax.

Fast ferries from B.C. spotted in Egypt

Controversial aluminum BC Ferries vessels ’big white elephants covered in dust,’ eyewitness says

Canadian troops, families take shelter in hotel after Florida hurricane

Most of the Canadians were evacuated from the military base before Hurricane Michael

B.C. jury trial hears police-sting audio of man accused of killing girl, 12

Garry Handlen has pleaded not guilty to the first-degree murder of Monica Jack on May 6, 1978.

5 tips to keep trick-or-treaters safe this Halloween

BC Children’s Hospital has a few suggestions to keep Oct. 31 fun

B.C. man gets seven years in prison for baseball-bat attack on Kamloops teen

Kamloops man who beat Jessie Simpson into a coma has pleaded guilty to aggravated assault. He was originally charged with attempted murder and assault with a weapon.

Cougar spotted after Vancouver Island resident finds his decapitated cat

Reports of conservation officers actively looking for the predator in Port Hardy Tuesday afternoon

Time running out for TV debate on proportional representation

B.C. Liberal leader spars with Premier John Horgan over timing

New rules introduced to protect B.C. foreign workers from exploitation

More than 16,000 temporary permits issued last year

Most Read