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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.
— image credit: JENNA HAUCK/ PROGRESS FILE

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 for  Aug. 6 was 16 degrees, set in the seventies

jfeinberg@theprogress.com

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