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.

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