Chilliwack records fall in weekend heat

It was hot enough in Chilliwack to wilt a few records.

  • Mon Jun 26th, 2017 8:30am
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Chilliwack temperatures didn’t hit the highs some forecasters were predicting, but some records still fell.

Saturday’s daytime temperature climbed to 34.8 degrees, said Roger Pannett, volunteer weather watcher for Environment Canada. That breaks the previous June 24 high of 33.9 degrees set in 1926, and is 13 degrees above normal.

On Sunday, the 1925 record high of 36 degrees held. Although the high of 34.5 – coupled with a new high minimum record of 17.7 – set a new high mean record of 26.1, Pannett said.

Further inland, temperatures were even higher. At 38 degrees, Ashcroft was not only the hottest spot in B.C., but the hottest spot nation-wide.

The heat is expected to ease this week, with temperatures in Chilliwack hovering in the mid 20s.