It was another weekend of record-breaking heat for Chilliwack

Chilliwack keeps breaking heat records this summer

There was a period of cooler weather, but the heat is back in the 'Wack. It was another weekend of record-breaking temperatures.

There was an interim period of cooler weather, but the heat is back in the ‘Wack.

It was another weekend of record-breaking heat for Chilliwack, says Roger Pannett, volunteer weather observer for Environment Canada.

Saturday saw a record high for that date with 34.7 degrees C in Chilliwack.

The last record high max for July 18, was in 1995 when it hit 33.6 C.

July so far has been another scorcher with 11 days of 30+ degree temperatures, and meagre rainfall, he said.

Overnight Sunday also hit a record high minimum when the mercury only dipped to 18.2 C, and then the daytime maximum high of 34.9 almost hit the max high record on that day in 1956 of 35.0 C.

It feels even hotter with 29 per cent relative humidity on Sunday.

It’s notable that we’ve had more than 11 days in the sizzling range, since the 30-year average for the month of July is only three hot days of 30+ temps.

We’ve also seen scant rain.

There’s only been 8.4 mm of rain so far. The average for the month of July is 46.0 mm.

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