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Canada sees warm temperatures in several provinces, breaks 119-year-old record
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In image Jasper National Park, Alberta/ courtesy: Pixabay

Canada sees warm temperatures in several provinces, breaks 119-year-old record

| @indiablooms | 18 Mar 2024, 09:44 pm

Toronto/IBNS: Regions throughout Canada, including areas of Alberta, British Columbia and Yukon are reaching an upward trend of record-breaking daily temperatures.

Canada broke an 119-year-old temperature record among more than a dozen provinces.

The Grande Prairie area's Friday’s temperature of 12.2 C broke an old record of 10 C set in 1947.

Temperatures in Banff reached 15.3 C, according to the data against a previous record of 13.9 C for March 16, set in 1947.

Temperature records for Beaverlodge, near the British Columbia border was 14.4 C, that surpassed the previous record of 13.5 C, set in 1985.

Edmonton's temperatures also saw a record of 10.9 C, with the previous record standing at 8.8 C, set in 1981.

British Columbia's temperature spike with its many areas seeing records broken on March 16 due to a ridge of high pressure was reported by Environment Canada.

A new record of 22.6 C was seen in Abbotsford east of Vancouver with its previous record of 22.2 C, set in 1947.

Bella Bella, north of Vancouver Island saw a jump in temperatures of 20.7 C, significantly higher than the previous record of 15.2 C, which was set in 1988.

Burns Lake Area with its temperature record of 16.1 C, broke the previous record of 11.3 C, which was set in 1992.

Record breaking temperatures on Saturday were also seen in areas including Squamish, Whistler, West Vancouver and Victoria.

Squamish reached 23 degrees Celsius -- against its previous record of 17.3 C, set in 1983 -- Whistler's spike of 16.3 C -- against the previous record of 14.0 C 1985 -- while Victoria reached 19.0 C -- over the previous record of 18.3 C in 1947.

A new daily temperature record of 18.7 C was seen by West Vancouver surpassing the previous record of 15.5 C of 983.

Increased temperatures in New Brunswick were also seen, Environment Canada reported, with the Grand Manan Area -- whose temperature has been recorded since 1962 -- seeing temperatures that tied that previous record of 2010's 8.5 C.

Faro Area's temperature spiked to 10.3 C against its previous record standing at 7.7 C in 2018), Haines Junction saw 11.8 C beating the 2018 record of 7.7 C, and Kluane Lake Area reached 7.4 C passing the 2018 record of 5.9 C.

(Reporting by Asha Bajaj)

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