Warm temperatures saw records falling in Chilliwack in November 2016.

Warm temperatures saw records falling in Chilliwack in November 2016.

Temperature records in Chilliwack fell with tropical air Tuesday

Chilliwack got added to the list of record-breaking weather towns in B.C. Tuesday when the mercury hit a maximum of 18 balmy degrees

Warm temperatures saw records falling in Chilliwack this week.

Chilliwack got added to the list of record-breaking weather towns in B.C. Tuesday when the mercury hit a maximum of 18 balmy degrees Celsius.

“Wow,” said Roger Pannett, volunteer weather observer for Environment Canada, in his report. “Tropical air and sunshine. Amazing!”

The previous max record for Nov. 8 was 17.2 C set in 1905.

The all time November max in Chilliwack was 21.1 on Nov. 1 1954.

Nov. 8 was also notable for a record high mean temperature of 13.5, a respectable seven degrees above normal. Previous high mean 11.5 in 1989.

Then on Wednesday, Nov. 9, the fourth high temp record of the month was broken with a record high minimum of 12.5, more than nine degrees above normal.

“It was warmer than the average summer time high min of 12.1 C on August 7 and August 8.”

Previous high minimum was 10.2  in 1989.