Heat records broken in Northwest Territories and Yukon


Several areas of the Northwest Territories and Yukon broke temperature records on Monday with some areas exceeding 30 degrees.


There are widespread heat warnings still in effect across the Northwest Territories and Yukon. Hot weather is expected to last for the remainder of the week.


New records:


Inuvik Area

New record of 31.8

Old record of 29.5 set in 1998

Records in this area have been kept since 1957


Paulatuk Area

New record of 27.8

Old record of 27.0 set in 1994

Records in this area have been kept since 1985


Tuktoyaktuk Area

New record of 29.9

Old record of 25.6 set in 2012

Records in this area have been kept since 1948


Burwash Landing Area (Burwash Airport Auto)

New record of 28.2

Old record of 28.0 set in 1998

Records in this area have been kept since 1966


Carmacks Area (Carmacks CS)

New record of 31.8

Old record of 28.9 set in 2021

Records in this area have been kept since 1963


Faro Area (Faro (AUT))

New record of 28.9

Old record of 28.0 set in 1998

Records in this area have been kept since 1966


Haines Junction Area (Haines Junction)

New record of 29.4

Old record of 28.3 set in 1972

Records in this area have been kept since 1944


Kluane Lake Area (Burwash Airport Auto)

New record of 28.2

Old record of 28.0 set in 1998

Records in this area have been kept since 1966


Teslin Area (Teslin (AUT))

New record of 29.2

Old record of 28.3 set in 1958

Records in this area have been kept since 1943


Data Source: Environment and Climate Change Canada