March sunshine breaks temperature records across B.C.
Province welcomes warm spell after a colder than normal February
Spring forward, indeed.
Environment Canada says temperature records were broken in nearly a dozen cities across B.C. on Monday, including:
- Abbotsford (19.8 C)
- Pitt Meadows (21.3 C)
- Victoria (16.8 C)
- White Rock (21.7 C)
- Prince Rupert (17.5 C)
- Bella Bella (17 C)
- Cassiar area (7.3 C)
- Dease Lake (9 C)
- Masset (15 C)
The previous record in Masset, in Haida Gwaii, was 13.9 C — set 103 years ago.
Pitt Meadows also broke a long-standing record, marking its warmest March 12 in 77 years.
Vancouver hit a high of 12.3 C on Monday, according to Environment Canada, falling short of the city's hottest March 12 on record in 1998, when temperatures hit 14.7 C.
The warm spell is welcome news following B.C.'s 15th-coldest February on record.
Rain and clouds are expected to return to Metro Vancouver on Tuesday and Wednesday.
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