Monday’s sunshine led to new temperature records being set across the province including Williams Lake and Clinton.
“We have a dominating ridge of high pressure over British Columbia, “said Environment and Climate Change Canada, meteorologist Carmen Hartt.
“Accompanying that we have some very mild air that’s been flowing in and so that has caused the weather to be really sunny and really warm for the entire province, and yesterday we had at least 26 records broken just in British Columbia.”
Reaching 14.9 degrees in Williams Lake, a new record was set for March 18 surpassing the 1997 record of 12.2 degrees set in 1997.
In Clinton, a new record of 12.4 was recorded compared to the old record of 7.9 degrees back in 2007.
Hart adds today (Tuesday, March 19) could be another record-breaking day.
“Today’s forecast is calling for temperatures in the mid-teens,” she says.
“We’re calling for a high of 16 in Williams Lake and the record for today is only 13.3 so if we do reach that high or somewhere close to it we’re probably going to break that record. Same for Clinton again; we’ve got a high of 14 today and their record is ten.”
Hartt says this continues on Wednesday as well with temperatures staying in the mid-teens through the rest of the week.
“Our records are kind of in the low teens so it looks like we’ll probably have some more records throughout the rest of this week.”
— ECCC Weather British Columbia (@ECCCWeatherBC) March 19, 2019