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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?!

Question submitted by Jake Van der Meer
(Prince Rupert)

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.

To check up on your own local climate conditions, go to the following web site.
http://www.climate.weatheroffice.ec.gc.ca/climateData/canada_e.html

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