Canada has recorded its highest temperature in history after a village in British Columbia reached 115 degrees Fahrenheit on Sunday.
Temperatures in Lytton, BC were higher than the previous national record of 113 F (45 C) set on July 5, 1937 in Saskatchewan, according to Environment Canada.
“Did we read it right… Are you saying the all-time high temperature in all 10 provinces all year round? That’s phenomenal!” tweeted the National Weather Service of Missoula, Montana.
Environment Canada meteorologist Derek Lee predicted the record would be more broken, according to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
“So you think it was hot yesterday? Tomorrow might be hotter,” Lee said. “I know a lot of people may not be ready for the heat. But we still have a few days to go.”
Parts of Canada and the Pacific Northwest are sweltering under. A “thermal dome,”; which is essentially a high-pressure ridge that traps hot air beneath – like a dome, senior Canadian climate scientist Dave Phillips told CTV News Saturday.
The heat warning is in effect for most of western Canada. And many daily temperature records were broken across BC, located north of Washington state. The country’s weather agency said
“This is a headache for someone like a meteorologist like me. I mean, I like breaking records. But this is like smashing and crushing into powder,” Phillips said. “In parts of western Canada it’s warmer than in Dubai. I mean, it’s not what Canada looks like.”
Phillips noted that extreme heat can pose a significant health risk for older adults and people with health concerns. He added that the risk of wildfires is also a concern.
in the United States Portland, Oregon, reached 112 degrees Fahrenheit (44.4 degrees Celsius) on Sunday, breaking the all-time record of 108 F (42.2C) set a day earlier.
Temperatures also hit 104 F (40 C) in Seattle, an area where it rains more than heat, according to the National Weather Service (NWS). That temperature is an all-time record for the city.
This is because less than half of the residents of the Pacific Northwest have air conditioning in their homes. The heat caused it to open. “Center for cooling” and health warnings More than 90 percent of the American West is in the midst of a historic and life-threatening drought that could maketthrough the summer.