Tulips and other flowers bloom along Victoria’s Inner Harbour. (Don Denton/Black Press Media/file photo)

Temperature records dating back to 1947 broken in B.C.

The Squamish airport recorded the hottest temperature in the province (and Canada) on Sunday: 21.3 C

At least a baker’s dozen of temperature records were broken in B.C. on Sunday.

Environment Canada says a strong ridge brought a warmer air mass on St. Patrick’s Day, breaking some records going back as far as 1947.

  • Blue River – 14.2 C. Old record: 13.5 in 2015
  • Fort Nelson – 14.3. Old record: 13.3 in 1947
  • Mackenzie – 11.5. Old record: 10.0 in 1992
  • Malahat – 14.7. Old record: 13.0 in 1988
  • Nakusp – 13.1. Old record: 12.9 in 2010
  • Pemberton – 18.1. Old record: 15.4 in 2018
  • Pitt Meadows – 19.5. Old record: 19.4 in 1947
  • Port Hardy – 14.6. Old record: 13.9 in 1947
  • Prince Rupert – 14.3. Old record: 14.2 in 1983
  • Sechelt – 16.2. Old record: 13.2 set in 2015
  • Squamish – 21.3. Old record: 18.0 set in 1983
  • Victoria harbour – 15.8. Old record: 12.9 in 2015
  • Whistler – 14.4. Old record: 12.5 in 2015

The hottest recorded temperature in B.C. (and in Canada) on Sunday was 21.3 C at the Squamish airport.

READ MORE: B.C. MLA fights to abolish Daylight Saving Time

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Local vape store owner welcomes move to cap nicotine levels in vape liquids

Nicotine content has been limited to 20 milligrams per millimetre

Talks between Western Forest Products and union break down

No more negotiations imminent between United Steelworkers 1-1937 and company

Town of Ladysmith water testing confirms safety of drinking water

The Town has increased the frequency of lead and heavy metal testing in the local water supply

UPDATED: Four arrested after report of shots fired in Cedar

RCMP arrest four suspects in high-risk takedown near Raines Road

Ladysmith Mayor Aaron Stone elected to chair CVRD board of directors

Stone speaks on priorities of the CVRD board for his term as chair

VIDEO: ‘Climate emergency’ is Oxford’s 2019 Word of the Year

Other words on the shortlist included ‘extinction,’ ‘climate denial’ and ‘eco-anxiety’

Algae bloom killing farmed fish on Vancouver Island’s West Coast

DFO says four Cermaq Canada salmon farms affected, fish not infectious

Three cops investigated in connection to ex-Vancouver detective’s sexual misconduct

Fisher was convicted in 2018 after pleading guilty to kissing two young women who were witnesses in a criminal case

Violence response procedures updated for B.C. schools, police

ERASE program expands to target gangs, bullying of students

A pawsitive ending: Missing puppy found after nine-day search in Chilliwack

Pit bull Frankie ran from dog sitter booked through app

One person injured in rollover crash on the highway in Nanaimo

Accident happened a little after noon in southbound lanes near Cedar Road

Federal laws at heart of West’s anger up for debate, as Liberals begin outreach

Vancouver mayor to Trudeau’s western critics: ‘Get over yourselves’

Snowboard pioneer Jake Burton Carpenter dies at 65

He was diagnosed with testicular cancer in 2011

Most Read