Daily heat records broken in B.C. on Mother's Day
Province's hot spot on May 10 was Hope at 30.2 C
British Columbia enjoyed record-breaking heat over the Mother's Day weekend.
Preliminary data shows 17 daily heat records were set in B.C. on Sunday, Environment Canada says, including a temperature of 29.1 C in White Rock that smashed the old record of 26.7 C set 79 years ago.
The Hope area east of Vancouver edged Squamish as B.C.'s hot spot on May 10, reaching 30.2 C. Squamish finished a close second registering 30.1 C. Both were daily records.
Many of the records were set around Greater Victoria and other Vancouver Island communities, including Comox, Courtenay and Port Hardy, with some of the old marks standing since 1968.
Other records fell in Abbotsford, Bella Bella, Prince Rupert and Sandspit on Haida Gwaii.
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Yukon also notched a heat record as the temperature in Haines Junction, about 150 kilometres west of Whitehorse, reached 23 C, breaking the old record of 22.8 C set in 1975.