It looks like summer is finally here. Yesterday, 15 cities across BC broke records after getting hit by really hot weather. Now, BC continues to get hit by record-breaking hot weather for the second day in a row. Today, we are expected to break even more all-time highs! Get ready for the heat, it looks like it’s here to stay. 

Yesterday, May 9, 2019, 15 cities across BC broke records for having the warmest weather on that day in history according to Environment Canada. Temperatures ranged from lows of 23.4°C in Victoria to intense highs of 29.5°C in Squamish. 

But it wasn’t just yesterday that had extreme highs! Today, we can expect to have just as warm, if not warmer, temperatures. Temperatures on the afternoon of May 10, 2019, could cause some BC cities to have the warmest May 10 on record.

Here is a complete list of BC cities that broke temperature records yesterday: 

  1. Abbotsford- New record 27.1°C. Old record 26.7°C set in 1946 
  2. Bella Bella- New record 24.3°C. Old record 22.0°C set in 2005 
  3. Bella Coola- New record 27.7°C. Old record 27.1°C set in 2005 
  4. Campbell River- New record 27°C. Old record 24.4°C set in 1968 
  5. Chilliwack- New record 27.7°C. Old record 27.5°C set in 1987 
  6. Gibsons- New record 25.8°C. Old record 22.8°C set in 1968 
  7. Malahat- New record 23.8°C. Old record 22.0°C set in 1987 
  8. Nanaimo- New record 27°C. Old record 25.0°C set in 1969 
  9. Pitt Meadows- New record 28.0°C. Old record 27.8°C set in 1878 
  10. Powell River- New record 24.9°C. Old record 24.4°C set in 1949 
  11. Sechelt- New record 25.8°C. Old record 22.8°C set in 1975 
  12. Squamish- New record 29.5°C. Old record 26.1°C set in 1968 
  13. Terrace- New record 26.4°C. Old record 26.1°C set in 1975 
  14. Tofino- New record 25.5°C.Old record 22.8°C set in 1968 
  15. Victoria- New record 25.4°C. Old record 23.3°C set in 1968 

According to The Weather Network, Southern BC cities will be getting even hotter today and the rest of the week as long stretches of sunshine are expected. Some places will even be hitting the 30° mark! 

We have broken a lot of weather records this year. From record-breaking snowfall to weird weather patterns of snow, thunderstorms, and rain, we can finally be thankful that winter is over. Summer weather is finally here!

The Weather Network has stated that these summer-like conditions are more common in mid-summer months like June, and not so common in May. 

While these warm temperatures are a blessing after our frigid winter, they also raise a concern. These warm and dry conditions could contribute to fire season. According to the BC Government fire information, the current fire danger rating issue by is already sitting at moderate to high for parts of the interior and Vancouver Island.

I don’t know about you, but this may be the perfect weather for patio drinks!

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