Less than 24 hours ago, Canada recorded the all-time hottest temperature in Lytton, B.C. Environment Canada said temperatures peaked at 47.5 C on Monday, surpassing the all-time high for Las Vegas. It also beat the previous record set on Sunday when temperatures touched 46.1 C. The last time Canada ever experienced such heat was 80 years ago in Saskatchewan.
Environment Canada also noted that it appears dozens of other local heat records were broken across B.C. Almost every portion of the province is still under a long-lasting heatwave which was initiated by an “exceptionally strong ridge of high pressure.”
The organization is warning people in B.C. of potential heat-related illnesses. Symptoms to be mindful of include dizziness, vomiting, extreme thirst, rapid breathing, rapid heartbeat, and decreased urination. According to the weather agency, it will also be “unusually dark urine.”
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