Environmental Canada warns Canadians in the west that high temperatures could extend into next week for many areas. British Columbia, Alberta, large parts of Saskatchewan, Northwest Territories, and a portion of the Yukon are still in heat warnings as certain areas are reaching temperatures of 40 C. There will be parts of B.C and Yukon that may see some relief from the heat earlier than others.
On Sunday, B.C. recorded sixty heat records including in the village of Lytton, where temperatures rose to 46.6 C. That is the highest temperature Canada has ever recorded, the last time it was close to that was in Saskatchewan in 1937 when temperatures reached 45 C Environment Canada describes it as a “prolonged, dangerous and historic heatwave” that won’t stop until mid-week or early next week.
A meteorologist at CBC, Johanna Wagstaffe says the record may be broken again on Monday, in Abbotsford, B.C. She also explains that B.C. is forecasted to have extreme heat earlier in the summer with more days with temperatures above 30 C.
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