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B.C. heat wave: 20 temperature records broken Sunday

07/13/2014 11:07 EDT | Updated 09/12/2014 05:59 EDT
We were told a heat wave was coming, and it arrived. Here are the three hottest spots recorded by Environment Canada in B.C. for July 13, 2014:

- Lytton climate station: 41.1 C

- Ashcroft: 41 C

- Kamloops Airport: 40.7 C

In other areas that might not have been quite as scorching, Environment Canada temperature data going back several years exists.

In 20 cases across B.C., high temperature records for July 13 were broken Sunday afternoon:

1. Lillooet: 40.6 C

Previous record high: 39.7 C in 2012

2. Osoyoos: 40.0 C

Previous record high: 37.7 C in 1996

3. Pemberton Airport: 39.9 C

Previous record high: 37.5 C in 2012

4. Princeton Airport: 37.7 C

Previous record high: 34.0 C in 1996

5. Summerland: 36.9 C

Previous record high: 36.7 C in 2012

6. Port Alberni: 36.3 C

Previous record high: 33.9 C in 1996

7. Pitt Meadows: 34.0 C

Previous record high: 32.5 C in 1996

8. Campbell River Airport: 33.1 C

Previous record high: 31.9 C in 1996​

9. Smithers Airport: 32.4 C

Previous record high:  30.6 C in 1961

10. Hope Slide: 32.2 C

Previous record high: 32.0 C in 1996

11. Comox Airport: 32.0 C

Previous record high: 31.1 C in 1961

12. West Vancouver: 32.0 C

Previous record high: 29.3 C in 1996

13. Malahat: 31.5 C

Previous record high: 31.4 C in 1996

14. Muncho Lake: 31.1 C

Previous record high: 31.0 C in 1989

15. Saturna Island: 30.5 C

Previous record high: 23.0 C in 2008

16. Howe Sound - Pam Rocks: 29.2 C

Previous record high: 28.4 C in 1996

17. Stewart Airport: 28.5 C

Previous record high: 27.8 C in 1993

18. Dease Lake climate station: 28.3 C

Previous record high: 27.5 C in 2011

19. Sisters Islets: 24.8 C

Previous record high: 24.8 C in 1996

20. Rose Spit: 17.9 C

Previous record high: 15.7 C in 2003

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