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FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. -British Columbia’s current heatwave has broken more records within the province and the Peace Region, according to Environment Canada.
In the Energetic City, Monday’s high of 36.3 degrees Celsius broke the previous record of 27.9 degrees set on June 28th, 2015. This marks the fourth day in a row that Fort St. John has broken a weather record.
Fort St. John wasn’t the only city in the Peace breaking records, as Dawson Creek broke weather records on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday with highs of 32.8, 36.1, and 38.1, respectively, breaking previous records of 31.7 from 1928, 28.2 in 2000, and 27.8 in 2015.
In Fort Nelson, record-breaking temperatures were recorded on Sunday and Monday, with 35.8 recorded on June 27th, beating out the 2004 record of 30.4. Monday, June 28th, saw a record high of 34.4, beating out the previous high of 30.2 in 1982.
Lytton has broken the all-time Canadian record for the second day in a row with 47.9 recorded on Monday, June 28th, breaking the record set on Sunday at 46.6.
The current heat warning from Environment Canada will be in effect until Wednesday, June 30th.
During the extreme heat, make sure to drink plenty of water, even when you’re not thirsty, stay in a cool place, check on older family, friends, and neighbours, make sure they’re staying cool and are drinking water, and never leave people or pets inside a parked vehicle.
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