Beaches along Okanagan Lake offer some respite from the current summer heat wave. Photo: Contributed

24 temperature records broken across B.C.

Extreme temperatures recorded in the southern half of the province

A ridge of high pressure continues to bring unseasonably hot weather to the southern half of the province.

Environment Canada has issued a heat warnings from Vancouver Island to the Kootenays.

RELATED: Fire crews battle blazes across the region

Besides battling extreme temperatures many B.C. residents are also contending with a smoke advisory due to more than 360 wildfires burning across the province.

RELATED: Wildfire smoke settling into the Southern Interior

On Thursday, 24 cities in B.C. broke temperature records.

The hottest spot on the map was the Cache Creek area where the mercury hit 41 C.

Check out what other areas broke records for Aug. 9:

  • Blue River:

New record: 36.5

Old record: 35.0 set in 1981

  • Cache Creek Area

New record: 41.0

Old record: 37.9 set in 2013

  • Castlegar

New record: 40.0

Old record: 37.6 set in 1978

  • Clearwater

New record: 37.9

Old record: 35.0 set in 1939

  • Clinton

New record: 34.2

Old record: 31.7 set in 2013

  • Cranbrook

New record: 36.9

Old record: 35.0 set in 1922

  • Golden

New record: 34.0

Old record: 33.3 set in 1941

  • Grand Forks

New record: 39.1

Old record: 37.0 set in 1978

  • Invermere

New record: 36.5

Old record: 35.0 set in 1991

  • Kamloops

New record: 40.8

Old record: 37.8 set in 1898

  • Kelowna

New record: 37.0

Old record: 36.0 set in 1978

  • Kootenay National Park Area

New record: 36.0

Old record: 35.0 set in 1991

  • Malahat

New record: 31.8

Old record: 31.5 set in 1990

  • Merritt

New record: 36.8

Old record: 35.5 set in 1981

  • Pemberton

New record: 38.2

Old record: 37.0 set in 1981

  • Princeton

New record: 38.5

Old record: 36.1 set in 1942

  • Sechelt

New record: 29.1

Old record: 29.0 set in 1981

  • Sparwood

New record: 34.5

Old record: 32.8 set in 1971

  • Tetsa River

New record: 27.7

Old record: 27.0 set in 1983

  • Trail

New record: 41.1

Old record: 37.8 set in 1978

  • Valemount

New record: 35.7

Old record: 34.5 set in 1981

  • Vernon

Tied record: 35.4

Old record: 35.4 set in 2013

  • Williams Lake

New record: 33.5

Old record: 32.5 set in 1981

  • Yoho National Park

New record: 29.6

Old record: 29.4 set in 1965


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