• Meteorologist James. F

Day 2 of BC Heatwave, 3 more to go!

Tuesday marked Day 2 of a heatwave that is scorching the province of BC, and more noticeable the only desert in Canada.


Temperatures for many areas of the Interior for the 2nd day in a row reached or surpassed 35 degrees, making it the hottest stretch of weather and the biggest heatwave so far this summer.


Here is a look at recorded temperatures from Tuesday across the province.

35*C+ club:

Warfeild......... 38.3*C or 100.9*F (hottest place in Canada Tuesday)

Ashcroft......... 37.6*C or 99.6*F

Osoyoos........ 37.5*C or 99.5*F

Lytton............. 37.4*C or 99.3*F

Lillooet........... 36.5*C or 97.7*F

Kamloops...... 35.2*C or 95.3*F

Princeton....... 35.2*C or 95.3*F

Kelowna......... 35.1*C or 95.1*F ( UBC Okanagan) *University of British Columbia Okanagan*

Merritt............. 34.8*C or 94.6*F

Pemberton.... 34.8*C or 94.6*F

Cranbrook..... 34.5*C or 94.1*F


30's Club:

Vernon........... 34.2*C or 93.5*F

Creston.......... 34.2*C or 93.5*F

Clearwater.... 33.9*C or 93.0*F

Nelson............ 33.7*C or 92.6*F

Summerland. 32.9*C or 91.2*F

Salmon Arm.. 31.6*C or 88.8*F

Revelstoke..... 31.5*C or 88.7*F

Port Alberni.... 31.4*C or 88.5*F

North Cowichan 31.0*C or 87.8*F

Nakusp............ 30.7*C or 87.2*F

Clinton............. 30.4*C or 86.7*F

Blue River........ 30.3*C or 86.5*F

Sparwood........ 30.0*C or 86.0*F

Hope................. 30.0*C or 86.0*F

Smithers........... 29.9*C or 85.8*F

Terrace............. 29.9*C or 85.8*F

100 Mile House 29.8*C or 85.6*F

Agassiz............. 29.8*C or 85.6*F


It was also hot in much of the Vancouver Metro area, Naniamo, Victoria and many parts of the coast.

Pitt Meadows.... 29.2*C

Abbotsford........ 29.1*C

Delta................... 28*C

Vancouver harbor... 27.1*C

Vancouver West 26.2*C

Vancouver Airport 24.7*C

Richmond.......... 24.8*C


Naniamo... 30*C & Victoria University at 27.5*C


The high heat has caused several extreme heat warnings to be issued for much of Central and coastal BC.

Extreme Heat warnings are in effect for:

~ Central Coast: Inland sections

~ North Coast: Inland sections

~ Fraser Canyon.


There are also Extreme Heat Advisories in effect for:

Arrow Lakes - Slocan lake

Boundary

Kootenay Lake

West Kootenay

Nicola

North Thompson

South Thompson

Okanagan Valley

Similkameen


Temperatures are expected to reach heatwave status for many areas tomorrow, temperatures of 32 degrees and higher, many parts of the Interior will see temperatures in the 35 to 40*C


A heatwave is 3 or more consecutive days of 32 degrees or greater, The Heat is thanks to a very strong ridge of High pressure over Washington state and is pumping up hot air from a South West flow from the US Desert.


This will allow for parts of the Canadian desert to see temperatures through Friday into the mid and upper 30's. Temperatures will begin to go back to normal or slightly below normal by the weekend as a trough of low pressure works across the province bringing cooler temperatures and some rainfall.


However, temperatures are expected to rise again by early next week back into the low and mid 30's for the Interior.










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