On Saturday, several communities in British Columbia exceeded their previous daily temperature records, including the Quesnel area which surpassed a record established in 1919.
According to data from Environment Canada, the temperature reached 23 degrees Celsius on Saturday, surpassing the previous record of 22.2 degrees Celsius for that day.
They were recorded near Quesnel’s airport south of Prince George.
In the Prince Rupert region, the temperature reached a high of 21.5°C, surpassing the previous record of 18.3°C set in 1943. Similarly, in Dawson Creek, the temperature reached 25°C, exceeding the previous record of 23.9°C set in 1952.
In Port Hardy, located on Vancouver Island, the new highest temperature record of 23.1°C has exceeded the previous record of 18.3°C set in 1964.
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New highest daily records were achieved in Bella Bella, Burns Lake, Mackenzie, Pitt Meadows, Powell River, Prince George, Tatlayoko Lake, and West Vancouver.
The latest report from a climate monitoring agency in the European Union revealed that September of this year has been the warmest globally on record, surpassing the pre-industrial average by 1.75 C.
According to Samantha Burgess, the deputy director of the EU’s Copernicus Climate Change Services (C3S), 2023 is projected to be the warmest year on record for the Earth.
Based on extensive data gathered from satellites, weather stations, ships, and aircraft worldwide, the average air temperature in September exceeded the 1991–2020 average for the month by 0.93°C. This surpassed the previous record set in 2020 by 0.5°C.