The temperature in Lytton, in the south of Canada’s western-most province, surpassed the previous national high of 45C (113F), set in Saskatchewan in 1937.
A heat warning is in effect for most of western Canada as the U.S. Pacific north-west sweltered to the south, and the country’s weather agency reported numerous daily temperature records had been broken across British Columbia.
���� Canada didn't just beat its long-standing all-time national heat record...
It knocked it out of the park by a staggering +1.6°C. This record wont even last 24 hours, the heatwave is just getting started.
While Environment Canada expects temperatures to begin cooling on Tuesday, the undeniable effects of climate change, leading to extreme weather events like this weekend's, mean that these phenomena will continue to be more frequent and more aggravated on a global scale.
In the coastal city of Vancouver, where the temperature peaked at 31C (88F) by mid-afternoon on Sunday, locals were seen heading to the beach, even if the crowds appeared smaller than usual during the sweltering heat.