Heatwave breaks records in 38 locations in BC — Warfield tops 40.6 mark

Nelson Daily Staff
By Nelson Daily Staff
June 28th, 2015


More like a scorcher.

As predicted records fell as faster than sweat off eyebrows as mid to upper flows from the United States made for a June heatwave.

New records were registered in 38 different B.C. locations across the province.

Unofficial temperatures had Warfield topping the record-breakers, with a temperature of 40.6, eclipsing the previous mark of 36 set in 2006.

Osoyoos was 40.4, almost four degrees warmer than the previous record of 36.9 set in 2006.

Castlegar set a new mark of 39.2, almost a degree warmer than the previous record set in 1925.

Grand Forks was also warmer at 39.9, overcoming the previous mark of 38.3 set in 1925.

Nelson came in at 37.6 — old mark 33.6 set in 2006.

Nakusp 35.3 — old 34.1 set in 1992.

Creston 37.8 — old 36.7 set in 1925.

According to Environment Canada website, Sunday could be even warmer with temperatures topping the 40 C mark.

However, there is a risk of thunderstorm this afternoon and into the evening.

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