Up to 15 degrees warmer than normal in western Canada: ‘In some places warmer than Dubai’ | Weather News

In the province of British Columbia, at least 40 temperature records have been recorded. The heat will remain in effect for at least another week, which could break even more records. Environment Canada Weather and Environment issued heat warnings for British Columbia, Alberta, parts of Saskatchewan, Yukon and the Northwest Territories.

“A long, dangerous and historic heat wave will continue this week,” the organization said. “Afternoon temperatures will rise above 30 degrees on Sunday and will peak near 40 degrees in some areas by midweek.” This is 10 to 15 degrees higher than normal.

The highest temperature ever recorded in Canada was on July 5, 1937, when the thermometer registered 45 degrees in two cities in Saskatchewan. This record may also be broken this week. “It’s much warmer in parts of western Canada than in Dubai,” said chief climate scientist David Phillips.

Heat is also affecting Canadian buying behaviour. Stock air conditioners and fans sold out. Several cities have even opened cooling centers and in a number of places the Covid-19 vaccination campaign has been halted.

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