Temperature records shattered in B.C. heat wave

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      Environment Canada has reported that several B.C. areas posted their highest temperatures in recorded history on August 29.

      In West Vancouver, the mercury reached 30.8 °C. In Squamish, the temperature reached 32.7 °C. And in Lytton, it was a real scorcher at 39.1 °C.

      Other records included:

      Kamloops: 38.5 °C

      Pemberton: 36.8 °C

      Clearwater: 35 °C

      Cranbrook: 33.9 °C

      Victoria Gonzalez: 28.7 °C

      CBC meteorologist Joanna Wagstaffe pointed out that August 29 records were also shattered at Vancouver's harbour and at Vancouver International Airport.