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.