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B.C. and Yukon saw 32 temperature records broken on Monday

Last Updated Mar 19, 2019 at 10:56 am PDT

Summary

With spring just around the corner, warmer weather is finally here

Preliminary data from Environment Canada shows 32 new temperature records were set on Monday

More records are expected to be broken on Tuesday

BRITISH COLUMBIA (NEWS 1130) – The mercury soared across B.C. and the Yukon on Monday, breaking a number of long-standing temperature records in the region.

According to preliminary data by Environment Canada, a total of 32 records were broken on Monday.

“Local temperature records included a seaside high of 20.6 degrees in White Rock, and Fraser Valley highs of 23 degrees in Abbotsford, and 22.8 in Chilliwack — which broke the old mark of 20 degrees dating back to 1896,” says NEWS 1130’s Meteorologist Russ Lacate.

And with spring arriving Wednesday, he says more records could be broken in the following days.

“Tuesday’s temperatures rebound to June-like values, ensuring several new record highs again, for this final afternoon of the winter season,” Lacate adds. “Even on Wednesday, it looks mainly sunny again.”

Lacate says temperatures like this are not usually seen until mid to late June.

Complete list of new temperature records:

ABBOTSFORD AREA 
NEW RECORD: 23.0 
OLD RECORD: 19.2 SET IN 1996 
RECORDS BEGAN IN 1944 

CASSIAR AREA 
NEW RECORD: 10.3 
OLD RECORD: 6.0 SET IN 1981 
RECORDS BEGAN IN 1954 

CHETWYND AREA 
NEW RECORD: 15.5 
OLD RECORD: 13.9 SET IN 2015 
RECORDS BEGAN IN 1970 

CHILLIWACK AREA 
NEW RECORD: 22.8 
OLD RECORD: 20.0 SET IN 1896 
RECORDS BEGAN IN 1881 

CLINTON AREA 
NEW RECORD: 12.4 
OLD RECORD: 7.9 SET IN 2007 
RECORDS BEGAN IN 1973 

DEASE LAKE AREA 
NEW RECORD: 12.6 
OLD RECORD: 9.7 SET IN 1995 
RECORDS BEGAN IN 1944 

ESQUIMALT AREA 
NEW RECORD: 18.3 
OLD RECORD: 17.2 SET IN 1914 
RECORDS BEGAN IN 1874 

FORT NELSON AREA 
NEW RECORD: 16.6 
OLD RECORD: 10.6 SET IN 1960 
RECORDS BEGAN IN 1937 

HOPE AREA 
NEW RECORD: 22.8 
OLD RECORD: 20.6 SET IN 1947 
RECORDS BEGAN IN 1936 

HOPE SLIDE AREA 
NEW RECORD: 15.2 
OLD RECORD: 14.0 SET IN 1983 
RECORDS BEGAN IN 1967 

MACKENZIE AREA 
NEW RECORD: 12.1 
OLD RECORD: 10.7 SET IN 2018 
RECORDS BEGAN IN 1971 

MALAHAT AREA 
NEW RECORD: 18.5 
OLD RECORD: 17.0 SET IN 1990 
RECORDS BEGAN IN 1986 

MASSET AREA 
NEW RECORD: 15.0 (TIE) 
OLD RECORD: 15.0 SET IN 1900 
RECORDS BEGAN IN 1897 

MUNCHO LAKE AREA 
NEW RECORD: 13.9 
OLD RECORD: 10.0 SET IN 1995 
RECORDS BEGAN IN 1970 

NANAIMO AREA 
NEW RECORD: 18.5 
OLD RECORD: 16.1 SET IN 1928 
RECORDS BEGAN IN 1892 

PEMBERTON AREA 
NEW RECORD: 17.6 
OLD RECORD: 16.5 SET IN 1988 
RECORDS BEGAN IN 1908 

PITT MEADOWS AREA 
NEW RECORD: 21.1 
OLD RECORD: 20.7 SET IN 1996 
RECORDS BEGAN IN 1874 

PORT ALBERNI AREA 
NEW RECORD: 21.4 
OLD RECORD: 20.0 SET IN 1911 
RECORDS BEGAN IN 1900 

POWELL RIVER AREA 
NEW RECORD: 16.5 
OLD RECORD: 15.6 SET IN 1947 
RECORDS BEGAN IN 1924 

PRINCE RUPERT AREA 
NEW RECORD: 16.5 
OLD RECORD: 15.3 SET IN 1981 
RECORDS BEGAN IN 1908 

SECHELT AREA 
NEW RECORD: 18.0 
OLD RECORD: 14.0 SET IN 1981 
RECORDS BEGAN IN 1956 

SQUAMISH AREA 
NEW RECORD: 23.5 
OLD RECORD: 18.0 SET IN 1996 
RECORDS BEGAN IN 1960 

VICTORIA GONZALES 
NEW RECORD: 18.8 
OLD RECORD: 17.2 SET IN 1914 
RECORDS BEGAN IN 1874 

VICTORIA HARBOUR 
NEW RECORD: 17.1 
OLD RECORD: 14.6 SET IN 2016 
RECORDS BEGAN IN 1874 

WHITE ROCK AREA 
NEW RECORD: 20.6 
OLD RECORD: 19.9 SET IN 1996 
RECORDS BEGAN IN 1929 

WILLIAMS LAKE AREA 
NEW RECORD: 14.9 
OLD RECORD: 12.2 SET IN 1997 
RECORDS IN 1960