Hope residents may have been feeling the heat yesterday and with good reason; the District of Hope was the hottest place in all of Canada on Thursday (Oct. 5).
According to the government of canada’s weather information page, Hope reached a temperature of 30.3 C, making it the hottest spot in all of Canada on Thursday. This is compared to the coldest spot in Canada — Eureka, Nunavut — which reached a low temperature of -25.0 C.
Hope’s highest recorded temperature, 41.4 C, occurred last year on June 28, while its lowest temperature recorded, -24.4 C, occurred on Dec. 29, 1968.
Last year, British Columbia experienced a record-breaking heatwave that saw not one, but two, new temperature records for Canada. The highest record, which occurred on June 29, 2021, was 49.6C in Lytton. Meanwhile the lowest temperature ever recorded in Canada, -63.0 C, occurred on Feb. 3, 1947, in Snag, Yukon.
This increase in temperature has been attributed to climate change resulting in more heat waves, according to the government of Canada.
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