The Vedder River was a popular spot to be on the weekend as Saturday and Sunday marked day eight and nine of a heat wave going back to July 20. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)

Longest heat wave ever hits Chilliwack

Monday will mark 10 straight days with temperatures exceeding 30 C

When the mercury tops 30 C on Monday, as it is expected to do, that will mark the longest heat wave in Chilliwack’s history.

Sunday marked the hottest day of the year so far with the temperature hitting 35 C with 29 per cent humidity. That is 10 C above normal, but doesn’t break the all-time record temperature for July 29 of 38.2 C in 2009.

Sunday also marked day nine of a heat wave with temperatures above 30 C, according to Environment Canada’s volunteer weather observer Roger Pannett.

Pannett said in his past 30 years of recording there were also nine consecutive days over 30 C in 2004 and 2009.

Those years also exceed the heatwave consecutive days of 1998, 1981, 1965, 1928, 1926,1911 and 1903, he said.

With the hot weather also comes a continued air quality advisory for the Fraser Valley and eastern parts of Metro Vancouver because of high concentrations of ground-level ozone. The advisory is expected to persist for a few more days until there is a change in the current weather.

This ground-level ozone is unrelated to the hazy skies, which is coming from wildfire smoke over the South Coast from distant wildfires in Eurasia and Alaska, as well as a bog fire in Richmond.

Wildfire smoke concentrations are not causing particulate matter objectives to be exceeded.

And relief is on the way with forecast temperatures to drop to 24 C by the weekend.

• READ MORE: Hot weather continues this week for Chilliwack and eastern Fraser Valley

• RELATED: Heat wave could lead to record-breaking electricity use: BC Hydro

• READ MORE: Heat wave beats down on Chilliwack – 2015


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Indigenous Bloom the only dispensary operating in Chilliwack with the dawn of legalization

Ashwell Drive storefront is on Kwaw-Kwaw-A-Pilt First Nation land operating under a new ‘cannabis law’

VIDEO: This is what buying legal pot in B.C. looks like

Take a look inside B.C.’s first and only legal pot shop located in Kamloops

Local man celebrates first retail cannabis purchase in Chilliwack

But Josh Fedoruk’s 3.5-gram bag from Indigenous Bloom was not from a provincially licensed shop

Chilliwack realtor has important advice for homeowners on legal cannabis

Just because legalization is here doesn’t mean grow-op disclosure goes out the window

GW Graham basketball star Deanna Tuchscherer commits to UFV Cascades

Perhaps the best female high schooler in Chilliwack history will play close to home next fall.

Mellow opening to B.C.’s only legal pot shop

About five people lined up early for the opening of the BC Cannabis Store in Kamloops.

Jagmeet Singh says marijuana pardons are not enough

Trudeau government will streamline pardon process for Canadians convicted of simple possession of marijuana in the past

BC Ferries begins taking debit in two-month pilot project

Company is giving customers option to use Interac on two-month trial on select vessels

Caregivers banned from smoking, growing cannabis around children-in-care: MCFD

Ministry has limited cannabis use for caregivers, stating it may “pose a risk to children and youth.”

Cheaper strains sell out within minutes on online BC Cannabis Store

Province says new strains will become available in the coming months

Only 40% of B.C. car dealerships have electric cars available: report

Researchers found buyers frustrated at the lack of options

VIDEO: Millionaire Lottery returns to give back and win big

Since 1996, Millionaire Lottery has raised $52 million for the VGH+UBC Hospital Foundation

Test case challenges a politician’s right to block people from Twitter account

3 people say Watson infringed their constitutional right to freedom of expression by blocking them

Most Read