Temperature records were broken across B.C. on Sept. 9, 2020. (Black Press Media file photo)

Record-breaking heat hit Chilliwack on Wednesday

It hasn’t been that hot on Sept. 9 in Chilliwack since 1963, says local weather observer

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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