Heatwave hits record 46.6C in Western Canada!!

Heatwave hits record 46.6C in Western Canada!!

For the majority of people on the planet that is nearly 48 degrees Celsius – in the northwest of the United States.

Unliveable! Heatwave hits record 46.6C in Western Canada as US north-west also frazzles with temperatures hotter than Dubai 

David Phillips told CTV: “I like to break a record, but this is like shattering and pulverising them.

Earthwindmap showing temps reaching 46.9 deg C 116.42 deg F along the US Canadian border later today.

28 June, 2021

Temperatures we see in Death Valley, the Arizona desert, North Africa or Arabia hit the Canadian US border.

Temperatures previously unknown to Canada and parts of the US-North West are making life extremely unpleasant for millions of people as intense, prolonged, record-breaking, unprecedented, abnormal and dangerous because of a huge high-pressure zone from California up to Canada’s Arctic territories and stretching inland through Idaho. Daytime temperatures were in the triple digits Fahrenheit, breaking records in places where many do not have air conditioning.
Temperatures along the border are expected to hit a record=breaking 46.9 deg C, (116 deg F) later today, see map above.
According to the BBC, Canada has recorded its highest ever temperature as the country’s west and the US Pacific north-west frazzle in the unprecedented heatwave.

Lytton in British Columbia soared to 46.6C (116F) on Sunday, breaking an 84-year-old record, officials said. A “heat dome” of high pressure parked over the region has set new records in many other areas. The US and Canada have both warned citizens of “dangerous” heat levels that could persist this week.

There has been a run on air-conditioners and fans, and cooling shelters have sprung up. Some bars and restaurants – and even at least one swimming pool – were deemed too hot to function. Lytton, which is about 150 miles (250km) northeast of Vancouver, surged past the previous Canadian record.

That was set in two towns in Saskatchewan – Yellow Grass and Midale – back in July 1937 at a balmy 45C (113F). Lytton was not alone. More than 40 other spots in British Columbia set new records.

Environment Canada senior climatologist David Phillips told CTV: “I like to break a record, but this is like shattering and pulverising them. It’s warmer in parts of western Canada than in Dubai.”

He said there was a chance of topping 47C somewhere.

British Columbia’s power providers said there had been a surge in demand for electricity to keep air-conditioners running.

Environment Canada said Alberta, and parts of Saskatchewan, Yukon and the Northwest Territories, should also be on alert.

In its warning, it forecast a “prolonged, dangerous, and historic heatwave will persist through this week”, with temperatures 10C-15C above normal, at near 40C in many places.

2 thoughts on “Heatwave hits record 46.6C in Western Canada!!

  1. It DID top 47 C !!! Again it was Lytton, British Columbia — at 47.9 C, around noon on Tuesday 29th. The old record being broken after 84 years means the planet Uranus has done one circuit of its orbit to be back close to or exactly at the place it was when that high point was established, and such stressful passages usually coincide with surprises and awakenings, not to mention, important life changes. That’s the astrological view of the earthly events and the ‘Uranus Return.’ ———- WesKoastKanuk

  2. I’ve also had to return, and to make a change. It was Monday that Lytton hit 47.9 C, as on Tuesday it was set to reach 49.6 C.
    A correction not ending in improvement ! ————- WesKoastKanuk

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