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26 more heat records broken in B.C. Friday, 1 in Metro Vancouver

Last Updated May 11, 2019 at 2:33 am PDT

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Summary

Another hot day has translated to another set of new record highs in many BC communities for May 10

LOWER MAINLAND (NEWS 1130) — For the second day in a row, a heat wave broke records across the province — in 26 locations on Friday — including a few places in the Lower Mainland, and one community in Metro Vancouver.

Pitt Meadows, Squamish, Pemberton and Abbotsford are just some of the areas where the weather was unseasonably warm.

Most of records for May 10 were broken along the south coast of B.C., although Lytton was the hot spot, climbing to a sizzling 33.2 degrees.

“It was a hot day right across B.C., but along the coast, that’s when we’ve seen really unseasonably warm (weather) and a lot of records falling,”  says Alyssa Charbonneau with Environment Canada. “A lot of the records were pretty close, and not necessarily a huge jump, but there were some that were broken by several degrees, for example, Pitt Meadows, Pemberton.”

Temperatures in Pitt Meadows soared to 29.3 degrees Celsius, toppling the last heat record of 26.7 on May 10 in 1931.

A second hot day in the Sea-to-Sky region saw temperatures climb to 28.0 degrees in Squamish, 32.8 degrees in Pemberton, and 28.5 degrees in Whistler.

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At 27.7 degrees, it was the hottest May 10 in Abbotsford since 1993 when temperatures peaked at 25.3. In Agassiz, it climbed to as hot as 28.9, topping the 27.8-degree record in 1924.

Vancouver Islanders also felt the heat in Victoria, Esquimalt, Nanaimo, and Tofino.

Full list of heat records broken in B.C.

Abbotsford
New record 27.7
Old record 25.3 set in 1993
Records began in 1944

Agassiz
New record 28.9
Old record 27.8 set in 1924
Records began in 1889

Bella Bella
New record 24.5
Old record 19.5 set in 1980
Records began in 1977

Bella Coola
New record 28.3
Old record 25.6 set in 1946
Records began in 1895

Burns Lake
New record 26.1
Old record 25.3 set in 2013
Records began in 1949

Esquimalt
New record 24.8
Old record 23.9 set in 1931
Records began in 1874

Gibsons
New record 25.7
Old record 22.7 set in 2013
Records began in 1949

Gonzales Point
New record 24.8
Old record 23.9 set in 1931
Records began in 1874

Hope
New record 28.4
Old record 28.3 set in 1993
Records began in 1936

Lillooet
New record 32.3
Old record 31.0 set in 2013
Records began in 1881

Lytton
New record 33.2
Old record 32.2 set in 1949
Records began in 1921

Malahat
New record 23.9
Old record 21.6 set in 2016
Records began in 1986

Nanaimo
New record 28.0
Old record 25.6 set in 1968
Records began in 1892

Pemberton
New record 32.8
Old record 30.0 set in 1949
Records began in 1908

Pitt Meadows
New record 29.3
Old record 26.7 set in 1931
Records began in 1874

Sechelt
New record 25.7
Old record 22.7 set in 2013
Records began in 1956

Smithers
New record 26.4
Old record 24.4 set in 1975
Records began in 1938

Squamish
New record 28.0
Old record 25.0 set in 1997
Records began in 1960

Stewart
New record 25.3
Old record 23.7 set in 2005
Records began in 1910

Tatlayoko Lake
New record 26.4
Old record 24.9 set in 2013
Records began in 1930

Terrace
New record 28.0
Old record 26.1 set in 1924
Records began in 1912

Tofino
New record 23.5
Old record 21.7 set in 1936
Records began in 1896

Vanderhoof
New record 27.5
Old record 26.5 set in 2013
Records began in 1916

Victoria
New record 25.2
Old record 23.9 set in 1931
Records began in 1914

Victoria Harbour
New record 24.8
Old record 21.7 set in 2016
Records began in 1874

Whistler
New record 28.5
Old record 25.6 set in 2013
Records began in 1950

– With files from Renee Bernard