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Record-breaking heat hit Chilliwack on Wednesday

It hasn’t been that hot on Sept. 9 in Chilliwack since 1963, says local weather observer
Temperature records were broken across B.C. on Sept. 9, 2020. (Black Press Media file photo)

Chilliwack was among the many B.C. communities to see record-breaking heat on Wednesday, alongside West Vancouver, Squamish, the Sechelt area and more.

The mercury reached 32.9 degrees Celsius in Chilliwack, which was a whopping 11.2 degrees above normal, according to Roger Pannett, volunteer Chilliwack weather observer for Environment Canada.

The new record high maximum temperature for Sept. 9 edged out the previous record for that date, which had been 32.2 C set in 1963.

READ MORE: Warmer temps predicted for Sept. 9, 10

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Jennifer Feinberg

About the Author: Jennifer Feinberg

I have been a Chilliwack Progress reporter for 20+ years, covering the arts, city hall, as well as Indigenous, and climate change stories.
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