Many were enjoying the beaches on Vancouver Island on March 17, 2019, as temperatures rose.

Many were enjoying the beaches on Vancouver Island on March 17, 2019, as temperatures rose.

Three areas on Vancouver Island broke temperature records on St. Patrick’s Day, according to Environment Canada.

At the Victoria Harbour on March 17, the daytime high was 15.8 C, beating the previous record of 12.9 C in 2015. Records at the Victoria Harbour have been kept since 1874.

In Port Hardy, the daytime maximum temperature was 14.6 C. The previous record on March 17 was 13.9 C, set in 1947. Records in Port Hardy have been kept since 1944.

And on the Malahat the daytime high was 14.7 C, 1.7 C higher than the old record of 13 C set in 1988. Records for the Malahat have been kept since 1986.

The sun and warm weather are expected to continue throughout the week. Victoria’s forecast shows a high of 16 C for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday before rain starts on Friday. Nanaimo’s forecast also shows a high of 16 C for Tuesday, followed by 15 C on Wednesday and Thursday.

 

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