Summer seemed to arrive a little bit early yesterday in BC, as temperatures shot up across the province and sunshine reigned.

Just how hot was it? Well, hot enough to break over a dozen previous records, according to Environment Canada.

14 temperature records were set on Wednesday, with a list from the weather agency showing that some of those records dated back as far as the 1920s.

While some temperatures in the province surpassed 36 degrees, the Malahat hit 28.6 C, with the previous record of 27.2 for June 2nd set in 2009.

The hottest recorded temperature in the province was a whopping 36.5 C, beating the previous record of 33.3 C set in 1937.

Here’s a full list of the temperature records broken during Wednesday’s heat wave:

  • Trail area: 36.5 C; previous record of 33.3 set in 1937
  •  Kelowna area: 36.2 C; previous record of 34.5 set in 2007
  •  Osoyoos area: 36.2 C; previous record of 35 set in 1970
  •  Kamloops area: 36 C; previous record of 35.6 set in 1961
  •  Vernon area: 35.6 C; previous record of 34.4 set in 2007
  •  Penticton area: 35.3 C; previous record of 33.9 set in 1961
  •  Creston area: 34.8 C; previous record of 32.8 set in 1937
  •  Summerland area: 33.9 C; tied with record set in 1970
  •  Pemberton area: 33.5 C; previous record of 33.3 set in 1922
  •  Princeton area: 33.4 C; previous record of 33.3 set in 1970
  •  Cranbrook area: 32.6 C; previous record of 32.4 in 1986
  •  Nakusp area: 32.2 C; previous record of 31.2 set in 2007
  •  Golden area: 31.2 C; previous record of 31.1 in 1961
  •  Malahat area: 28.6 C; previous record of 27.2 set in 2009
  •  Yoho National Park area: 27.1 C; previous record of 26.1 set in 1970

And it looks there will be more of this to come, as the Weather Network recently released their summer forecast predicting a ‘hot and dry’ summer in BC.

Anyone got some sunscreen we can borrow?

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