Record Temperatures Set Monday

Record daily temperatures were set yesterday at a number of communities across BC including Fort St. John.

Locally the official high was 29.3 degrees, breaking the previous July 27th record of 27.8, set in 1943.

Chetwynd was among the other centres reporting records, with a high of 30 surpassing the previous mark of 28.5, set in 1996.

Lytton broke a 70 year old record by one tenth of a degree, getting to 40.1, but that still was not the hot spot in the province. The dubious honor went to Lillooet, which recorded a high of 40.2.

The scorching temperatures will continue for at least the next three days in this region. The forecast calls for another high of 29 today in Fort St. John, and if we get there we’ll set another record.

The July 28th mark is 28.9, set in 1982. However, if the long range forecast is accurate we’ll go even higher than that on Thursday to 30, before settling back to 27 or 28 for the next four days.