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Dozens of heat records set in B.C. including hottest day ever in Canada

Kamloops was the hot spot in the Thompson-Okanagan, hitting 44C.
June 28, 2021 - 8:30 AM

Lytton is officially the hottest town in Canada.

The temperature in that Fraser Canyon town hit 46.6 Celsius on yesterday, June 27, eclipsing the old Canadian record of 45 C set on July 5, 1937, in the towns of Yellow Grass and Midale, Sask.

Environment Canada’s forecast is for the daytime high temperature to reach 47 C today, June 28, and tomorrow in Lytton.

All-time high temperature records were also broken in Kamloops and the Okanagan.

Kamloops reached 44 C on Sunday, breaking its hottest ever day of 41.7 C set on July 16, 1941, and July 27, 1939. The forecast is for a high of  44 C today and 45 C tomorrow.

Kelowna wasn’t as hot, only reaching 41.5 C, but that broke its all-time high of 41 C set Aug. 4, 1998. The forecast is for a high of 42 C today and 43 C tomorrow and Wednesday.

Vernon also set an all-time high record of 41.5 C yesterday, eclipsing the 40 C set July 21, 1908. It is also forecast to reach 42 C today and 43 C tomorrow and Wednesday.

These temperatures also broke the record for June 27 in Kamloops, Kelowna and Vernon.

Penticton just missed setting a new all-time record but its 40.5 C did break the old record for June 27 of 37.8 C. The all-time high was 40.6 set on July 17, 1941. That should fall today as the city, too, is facing a 42 C high temperature today and 43 C tomorrow and Wednesday.

Here is Environment Canada's unofficial list of June 27 high temperature records that fell in B.C. on Sunday in alphabetical order (all temperatures in Celsius):

Abbotsford Area (Abbotsford A)
New record of 41.5
Old record of 32.3 set in 2015
Records in this area have been kept since 1944

Agassiz Area
New record of 40.4
Old record of 33.7 set in 2015
Records in this area have been kept since 1889

Bella Bella Area (Bella Bella)
New record of 34.2
Old record of 24.3 set in 1995
Records in this area have been kept since 1977

Bella Coola Area (Bella Coola Airport)
New record of 36
Old record of 35 set in 1895
Records in this area have been kept since 1895

Blue River Area (Blue River CS)
New record of 37.3
Old record of 34.7 set in 2015
Records in this area have been kept since 1946

Burns Lake Area (Burns Lake Decker Lake)
New record of 38.1
Old record of 29.5 set in 1992
Records in this area have been kept since 1949

Cache Creek Area (Ashcroft)
New record of 45.0
Old record of 40.1 set in 2015
Records in this area have been kept since 1944

Clearwater Area (Clearwater Auto)
New record of 42.3
Old record of 36.9 set in 2015
Records in this area have been kept since 1913

Clinton Area (Clinton RCS)
New record of 39.0
Old record of 32.2 set in 2015
Records in this area have been kept since 1974

Comox Area (Comox A)
New record of 38.0
Old record of 31.1 set in 2015
Records in this area have been kept since 1914

Courtenay Area (Comox A)
New record of 38.0
Old record of 31.1 set in 2015
Records in this area have been kept since 1914

Creston Area (Creston Campbell Scientific)
New record of 39.0
Old record of 37.9 set in 2015
Records in this area have been kept since 1912

Dawson Creek Area (Dawson Creek A)
New record of 36.1
Old record of 28.2 set in 2000
Records in this area have been kept since 1926

Dease Lake Area (Dease Lake (AUT))
New record of 32.0
Old record of 27.6 set in 1982
Records in this area have been kept since 1944

Esquimalt Area (Victoria Gonzales CS)
New record of 38.3
Old record of 27.8 set in 1951
Records in this area have been kept since 1874

Fort Nelson Area (Fort Nelson)
New record of 35.8
Old record of 30.4 set in 2004
Records in this area have been kept since 1937

Fort St. John Area (Fort St. John A)
New record of 35.1
Old record of 30.0 set in 1928
Records in this area have been kept since 1910

Gibsons Area (Sechelt Aut)
New record of 39.6
Old record of 30.6 set in 2015
Records in this area have been kept since 1949

Golden Area (Golden Airport)
New record of 36.7
Old record of 35.0 set in 1925
Records in this area have been kept since 1902

Gonzales Point Area (Victoria Gonzales CS)
New record of 38.3
Old record of 27.8 set in 1951
Records in this area have been kept since 1874

Hope Area (Hope Airport)
New record of 39.9
Old record of 33.4 set in 2015
Records in this area have been kept since 1936

Kamloops Area (Kamloops A)
New record of 44.0
Old record of 38.2 set in 2015
Records in this area have been kept since 1890

Kelowna Area (Kelowna UBCO)
New record of 41.5
Old record of 38.1 set in 2015
Records in this area have been kept since 1899

Lillooet Area (Lillooet)
New record of 44.8
Old record of 39.8 set in 2015
Records in this area have been kept since 1917

Lytton Area (Lytton RCS)
New record of 46.6
Old record of 40.2 set in 2015
Records in this area have been kept since 1921

Mackenzie Area (Mackenzie Airport Auto)
New record of 37.3
Old record of 28.4 set in 2015
Records in this area have been kept since 1971

Malahat Area (Malahat)
New record of 38.2
Old record of 32.6 set in 2015
Records in this area have been kept since 1986

Merritt Area (Merritt)
New record of 42.2
Old record of 38.0 set in 2015
Records in this area have been kept since 1918

Nakusp Area (Nakusp CS)
New record of 36.1
Old record of 35.3 set in 2015
Records in this area have been kept since 1966

Osoyoos Area (Osoyoos CS)
New record of 42.0
Old record of 40.9 set in 2015
Records in this area have been kept since 1954

Pemberton Area (Pemberton Airport CS)
New record of 40.9
Old record of 38.0 set in 2015
Records in this area have been kept since 1908

Penticton Area (Penticton A)
New record of 40.5
Old record of 37.8 set in 1925
Records in this area have been kept since 1907

Pitt Meadows Area (Pitt Meadows CS)
New record of 40.0
Old record of 33.9 set in 2015
Records in this area have been kept since 1874

Port Alberni Area (Port Alberni (AUT))
New record of 41.3
Old record of 37.0 set in 2015
Records in this area have been kept since 1900

Port Hardy Area (Port Hardy A)
New record of 30.2
Old record of 21.3 set in 1995
Records in this area have been kept since 1944

Powell River Area (Powell River)
New record of 36.6
Old record of 30.0 set in 2015
Records in this area have been kept since 1924

Prince George Area (Prince George Airport Auto)
New record of 36.4
Old record of 29.4 set in 1928
Records in this area have been kept since 1912

Prince Rupert Area (Prince Rupert)
New record of 30.0
Old record of 20.4 set in 2013
Records in this area have been kept since 1908

Princeton Area (Princeton CS)
New record of 41.4
Old record of 38.5 set in 2015
Records in this area have been kept since 1893

Puntzi Mountain Area (Puntzi Mountain (AUT))
New record of 38.1
Old record of 31.7 set in 2015
Records in this area have been kept since 1959

Quesnel Area (Quesnel Airport Auto)
New record of 39.9
Old record of 36.7 set in 1925
Records in this area have been kept since 1893

Sandspit Area (Sandspit Airport Auto)
New record of 23.8
Old record of 20.6 set in 2016
Records in this area have been kept since 1945

Sechelt Area (Sechelt Aut)
New record of 39.6
Old record of 30.6 set in 2015
Records in this area have been kept since 1956

Smithers Area (Smithers Airport Auto)
New record of 37.1
Old record of 29.9 set in 1992
Records in this area have been kept since 1938

Squamish Area (Squamish Airport)
New record of 41.2
Old record of 32.3 set in 2015
Records in this area have been kept since 1960

Summerland Area (Summerland CS)
New record of 38.8
Old record of 36.5 set in 2015
Records in this area have been kept since 1907

Tatlayoko Lake Area (Tatlayoko Lake RCS)
New record of 37.1
Old record of 31.3 set in 2015
Records in this area have been kept since 1930

Terrace Area (Terrace A)
New record of 35.6
Old record of 30.1 set in 2016
Records in this area have been kept since 1912

Trail Area (Warfield RCS)
New record of 42.3
Old record of 40.6 set in 2015
Records in this area have been kept since 1928

Vancouver Area (Vancouver Intl A)
New record of 31.1
Old record of 27.2 set in 1935
Records in this area have been kept since 1896

Vernon Area (Vernon Auto)
New record of 41.5
Old record of 37.3 set in 2015
Records in this area have been kept since 1900

Victoria Area (Victoria Intl A)
New record of 37.7
Old record of 29.5 set in 1995
Records in this area have been kept since 1914

Victoria Harbour Area (Victoria Gonzales CS)
New record of 38.3
Old record of 27.8 set in 1951
Records in this area have been kept since 1874

Victoria (Hartland) Area (Victoria Gonzales CS)
New record of 38.3
Old record of 27.8 set in 1951
Records in this area have been kept since 1874

Victoria (University of) Area (Victoria Gonzales CS)
New record of 38.3
Old record of 27.8 set in 1951
Records in this area have been kept since 1874

Whistler Area (Whistler - Nesters)
New record of 40.2
Old record of 34.8 set in 2015
Records in this area have been kept since 1950

White Rock Area (White Rock Campbell Scientific)
New record of 36.9
Old record of 29.2 set in 1995
Records in this area have been kept since 1929

Williams Lake Area (Williams Lake A)
New record of 37.2
Old record of 30.3 set in 2015
Records in this area have been kept since 1960

Yoho (National Park) Area (Yoho Park)
New record of 33.3
Old record of 31.1 set in 1925
Records in this area have been kept since 1923


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