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Record Heat Wave For Williams Lake And Almost Quesnel

Williams Lake residents experienced a record setting temperature on Sunday.

Matt MacDonald from Environment Canada says it was 33.2 degrees at one point in the day, which broke the old mark of 31.7 from 1971.

Saturday’s high of 31.4 was just shy of the 32.7 from 1998.

MacDonald says Quesnel flirted with records but didn’t quite make it.

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He says it was 34 degrees on Saturday and the record is 36.1 set back in 1925 and it was 35.7 degrees yesterday, just off the record of 36.1 from 1925.

Today will mark the fifth straight day of highs reaching more than 30 degrees.

So we asked MacDonald when this heat wave might end…

“You got to hang in there for two more days. Today we’re heading to a high of 34 degrees celsius and that will be flirting with a record that was set back in the 1920’s. Tomorrow Tuesday another hot one with a forecasted high of 31 and then finally some reprieve come Wednesday and we’ll be shifting, a pretty big shift in the weather pattern, we’ll be going to a lot more seasonal like temperatures with highs of around 25 and we’ll also see a chance of showers and come cloud so it will be a much well deserved break from all this heat.

MacDonald says as far as heat waves go, this one certainly is exceptional.

He says they don’t normally last this long in the Cariboo.

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