If you’re surprised by Victoria’s incredibly spicy heat on Tuesday, you’re not alone.
According to Environment Canada, Victoria Harbour has just broken a century-old temperature record for its high of 28.4 °C.
The nearly 30 degree weather is almost 50% higher than the previous record of 21.7°C which was set back in 1898.
- Victoria breaks weather record with Thursday’s warm temperature (May 2019)
- The Weather Network has released BC’s long-term summer forecast
Meanwhile, temperatures around the island are expected to remain high for the rest of the week, with the lowest forecast in Victoria for the week week being a balmy 21°C on Friday and Sunday.
Wednesday’s heat isn’t the only instance of a Victoria weather record being broken in 2019.
On May 9th, the city set a new heat record with a high of 24.3°C, one full degree higher than the previous record of 23.3°C which was over 40 years prior in 1975.
With the first official day of summer just a little over a week away, Victorians may want to prepare for a sizzling upcoming season.
According to the Weather Network, BC is in for a consistently warm and dry summertime.