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It’s a hot one out there!

Temperatures in Greater Victoria reached new records on Tuesday, beating a previous record set in 2019. 

According to the Government of Canada’s Weather Summaries, the temperature at Victoria International Airport reached 31.5° on July 26th, setting a new record. 

The previous record of 30.5° was set in 2019. Records in the area have been kept since 1914.

On Monday, Environment Canada issued a special heat warning weather statement for much of BC, including Greater Victoria, east Vancouver Island and inland Vancouver Island.

The weather agency said a heatwave will impact the province until Friday or Saturday, thanks to a strong ridge of high pressure.

It’ll be hottest in the late afternoon and early evening and the coolest near sunrise.

For resources on heat-related illnesses, you can check out HealthLink BC or call them at 8-1-1.

To help the public get through the heat, municipalities have opened up cooling centres, created misting stations, and have outlined locations of fountains to help residents keep comfortable.

See more: Here’s where you can cool off from the heat in and around Greater Victoria

The misting stations can be found using this interactive map online and fountains can be found here.

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