Canada's previous heat record was set in 1937! 🥵
Yikes, Canada! Canada's highest temperature record was shattered over the weekend when a village in B.C. reached a sizzling 46.6 C (116 F) on Sunday.
Thanks to a sweltering heatwave across many parts of the country, the region of Lytton was able to beat Canada's previous heat record which was set way back in 1937.
Lytton's official high temperature today June 27, 2021 is 46.6 C. Lytton BC now holds the record for Canada's all time maximum high. The previous record was 45.0 C set on July 5, 1937 at Yellow Grass, and Midale, SK.— ECCC Weather British Columbia (@ECCC Weather British Columbia) 1624839813
Announcing the news, Environment Canada confirmed that the old national record of 45.0 C (113 F) was set on July 5, 1937, in Saskatchewan.
Lytton — located in the south of Canada's western-most province — was among several spots in B.C. that broke temperature records this weekend.
Parts of Canada, including B.C., are sweltering under a "heat dome," which means even more all-time highs are expected to be met and broken in the region on Monday, June 28.
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