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Another Record Breaking Day in the Cariboo

Record-breaking heat continued across the province with 42 communities setting a new maximum daytime temperature for March 19.

After breaking records Monday, it was back to back record breaking days for the Williams Lake and Clinton areas.

Williams Lake area set a new record Tuesday of 15.7 degrees celsius beating its old record of 13.3 degrees in 2015.

Clinton area reached 13.9 degrees and its old record was 10.0 set in 2007.

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“Today, Thursday, and Friday, again sunny and warm with temperatures in the mid-teens,” said Environment Canada meteorologist Carmen Hart.

“Just looking back at some of the current standing records, it does look like Williams Lake is in another good position to break the records for the next three days because their record is just around 14 degrees and we’re forecasting 16 or 17 degrees, and again for Clinton it looks like another three days of records for them.”

Also setting new records for March 19 was Bella Coola which reached 20.3 compared to its previous record of 17.8 set in 1947. Clearwater set a new record of 18.3 beating its old record of 17.8.

Tatlayoko Lake area tied its 1947 record of 17.8 degrees Celsius.

Hart said because records in Quesnel go all the way back to 1892 and 1957 in 100 Mile House, it is hard to break the records in those communities.

“There were no records broken but it again it was a very warm and sunny day for those areas.”

The normal day time high in the Cariboo for this time of year is 6 or 7 degrees.

Sunshine and warm temperatures are expected to continue throughout the remainder of March.

“With this sunny weather and warm temperatures, and a lot of people spending time outside be aware that our UV index is five which is moderate and that’s about the highest it can get this time our year,” Hart said.

“So we are advising people to practice sun safety which isn’t necessarily the first thing we think about in the middle of March but it is spring now and it’s sunny so enjoy the sun and be safe.”

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