Brief respite from local area heat wave

There has been a dramatic change in the local area forecast, that should result in a brief one day respite from the current heat wave.

Increasing cloud and a 40 percent chance of afternoon and evening showers or thundershowers are now predicted, along with a high of only 22 degrees.

Yesterday, for the second consecutive day, the temperature in Fort St. John fell about two degrees short, of Environment Canada’s forecast high, but still managed to beat, a 57 year old record.

Officially Thursday’s high was 29.9 degrees topping the previous July 8th, 1953 record, of 28.9.

According to the latest Environment Canada monitor, it was one of 35 daily records registered across the province, topped by Lytton’s 38.4.

However, it was again nosed out, for the hot spot honors in the province, by Lillooet, which didn’t register a record, but did record a high, of 38.6.

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