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More than 25 temperature records broken on Wednesday in B.C.

Last Updated Jun 13, 2019 at 8:06 am PDT

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – Wednesday’s hot spell broke a number of records around B.C.

Meteorologist Russ Lacate says more than 25 temperature records across the province were smashed, from as far west as Tofino, as far inland as Merritt, and as far north as Blue River.

“And we’re still adding them all up,” he says, adding the provincial “hot spot” also happened to be the Canada-wide one. “Lytton checking in with a scorching high of 36.2 degrees Wednesday afternoon.”

In southern B.C., 17 temperature records were broken as the mercury nudged 30 degrees or higher in some parts.

Chilliwack, Agassiz and Princeton each hit 33 degrees, shattering records that, in Princeton’s case, stood since 1918.

Russ says the official high at YVR was 29.9 degrees — which means he’ll be giving away some cash.

The weather-pattern, however, is now expected to come back to near-normal for the next week around Metro Vancouver, he adds.

-With files from The Canadian Press