High temperatures were the order of the day on Wednesday as Islanders took to the waters for respite.
In total, British Columbia saw 17 historic weather records smashed on June 12th, 6 of which occurred on Vancouver Island.
Unseasonable highs of 29-30°C are attributed to a very strong ridge of high pressure, according to Environment Canada.
Temperatures in Victoria rose to 29.6°C, breaking a record of 28.9°C that was previously set 87 years ago, in 1932.
— ECCC Weather British Columbia (@ECCCWeatherBC) June 13, 2019
Vancouver Island cities that saw weather records smashed
- Campbell River area
New record on June 12th, 2019: 30ºC
Old record set in 1987: 28.7ºC
- Gonzales Point area
New record on June 12th, 2019: 30°C
Old record set in 2002: 28.8°C
- Malahat area
New record on June 12th, 2019: 29.2ºC
Old record set in 2002: 26.6ºC
- Nanaimo area:
New record on June 12th, 2019: 32°C
Old record set in 1932: 30.6°C
- Tofino area:
New record set on June 12th, 2019: 27°C
Old record set in 1936: 26.7°C
- Victoria area:
New record set on June 12th, 2019: 29.6°C
Old record set in 1932: 28.9°C
Forecasts show that the rest of the week is expected to be relatively cool, with the highest daytime temperature in the next 7 days being 25°C on Thursday, June 13th.