FORT NELSON, B.C. – A number of B.C. communities set temperature records on June 1st, including Fort Nelson.
Fort Nelson saw temperatures rise as high as 29.0 C on Tuesday, beating the previous record of 28.9 in 1961. Temperature records in this area have been kept since 1937, according to Environment Canada.
Other communities that set temperature records for the first day of June were the areas of Clinton, Gibsons, Lytton, Malahat, Merritt, Pemberton, Princeton, Sechelt, and Trail.
Lytton’s 35.2 C temperature was the highest recorded in British Columbia on Tuesday.
With the warm temperatures usually comes thunderstorms, and both Fort St. John and Fort Nelson could see thunderstorms on Wednesday evening.