More weather records fall on Vancouver Island this week

More weather records fall on Vancouver Island this week
Port Alberni is pictured in this file photo.

Two more weather records have been broken on Vancouver Island this week, amid a warm end to the year.

Preliminary data from Environment Canada says it was particularly warm in Tofino and Port Alberni on Thursday.

In Tofino, a high of 16 C was recorded at the Tofino airport, making it the warmest December day ever for the West Coast community.

The previous record for the region was 15.6 C set in 1969. Temperature records for the Tofino area began in 1943.

Meanwhile, Port Alberni broke a daily heat record that was standing for almost 100 years.

On Thursday, the mercury climbed to 10.6 C, up from the old record of 10.0 C set on the same day in 1929.

Temperature records for Port Alberni began in 1900.

Earlier this week, Victoria also broke a daily weather record.

On Wednesday, temperatures reached 12.9 C, breaking a record that lasted for more than 100 years, set in 1922.


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