Victoria, Comox, Campbell River set records for hottest days ever over weekend

Victoria, Comox, Campbell River set records for hottest days ever over weekend
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Three regions on Vancouver Island have set all-time records this past weekend for the hottest days ever recorded, according to Environment Canada.

Victoria, Comox and Campbell River experienced the hottest days ever recorded, while a handful of other locations set new monthly record-highs for June.

The current heat wave, which has been dubbed “dangerous” by Environment Canada, brought a temperature of 37.5 C to the Victoria airport on June 27, smashing the old record of 36.3 which was recorded in July 2007.

In Comox, the all-time record of 36.7 C was toppled on Sunday when 38 C was recorded at 5 p.m.

Campbell River topped 39.3 C in the late afternoon as well, beating the old record of 37.8 set back in 1971.

Port Alberni, Duncan and Nanaimo all set new monthly record temperatures as well.

Port Alberni recorded 41.2 C and while being a new monthly high for June, it just fell short of the all-time record of 41.7 C, which was set in July 1926.

Duncan hit 38.2 C, becoming the hottest June day ever recorded. The all-time record in Duncan is 41.1 C, which was set in July 1941.

Nanaimo also saw its hottest June day on Sunday by recording 38.2 C. The all-time record is 40.6 C from July 26, 1941.

With more heat in the forecast for Monday, it is possible some of these newly set records could fall by the end of the day, according to Environment Canada.

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