It has been recently stated that BC was undergoing a heat wave. However, it doesn't appear to be happening here. Apparently, the average temperature in Northern BC is below average?!
Tuesday, July 29, 2008 | 05:54 PM PT
Question submitted by Jake Van der Meer
Jake.. first off remember that "heat waves" are defined as merely 3 or more days with temperatures coming in 7-10 deg C above seasonal. Furthermore, the heat wave to which you are referring may not have been written explicitly in reference to Prince Rupert. I have done some quick checking and it turns out that May was indeed a slightly warmer than seasonal month for you with an average high temperature coming in at 12.7 deg C versus 12.3 deg C as a normal. However both June and July have come in below seasonal.
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