Searing heat wave sets record Sunday in Chilliwack

Temperatures were soaring at Cultus Lake in Chilliwack over the weekend. - JENNA HAUCK/ PROGRESS FILE
Temperatures were soaring at Cultus Lake in Chilliwack over the weekend.

Hot enough for you?

It was so hot in the 'Wack on Sunday afternoon that the mercury topped out at a sweat-inducing 34.5 degrees Celsius.

The shimmering heat wave actually set a maximum temperature record for the day.

It was the "hottest day in Chilliwack" since the usually cooler Fraser Valley city saw the record-breaking 35.7 degrees reached on Aug 15, 2010, according to Environment Canada volunteer weather observer Roger Pannett.

August 5 marked the third day of blazing hot temperatures higher than 30.

Last time it came anywhere close was 2008 when it hit thirty-three.

High minimum temperatures were expected to soar overnight Sunday, and the previous record high minimum forĀ  Aug. 6 was 16 degrees, set in the seventies

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