Two more daily weather records fall on Vancouver Island

Two more daily weather records fall on Vancouver Island
A rainy day in downtown Victoria is pictured in this file photo.

Two more daily weather records have been broken on Vancouver Island.

The daily temperature records, one of which was over 100 years old, were broken on Friday in Port Hardy and Victoria.

Temperatures reached 11.8 C in Port Hardy on Friday, marking the warmest Dec. 29 the area has seen since records first began in 1944.

The previous record was set in 2018, when temperatures reached 10.8 C.

Meanwhile, Victoria saw a daily high that beat the last record set nearly 120 years ago.

On Friday, temperatures reached 14.0 C, up from the previous record of 13.3 C set in 1904.

Temperature records for the Victoria Harbour Area first began in 1874.

More weather records

Earlier this week, on Wednesday, Victoria also broke another century-old daily weather record when it saw a high of 12.9 C, surpassing the previous record set in 1922.

While these Victoria and Port Hardy set new daily temperature records Friday, it’s important to note that daily records fluctuate much more than monthly or yearly records.

A more significant weather record was broken in Tofino on Thursday, when it set a new high for any December ever on record.

On Thursday, temperatures reached 16 C at the Tofino airport, marking the warmest December day the community has ever seen since records first began in 1943.

The previous record was 15.6 C set in 1969.

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