The scorching heat on Sunday broke more records across British Columbia.
According to Environment Canada, cities throughout the Thompson-Okanagan region hit record breaking temperatures.
Kamloops peaked at 44 C, topping their old record of 38.2 C from 2015. Penticton also reached a new high, hitting 40.5 C, the previous record was 37.8 C in 1925.
Vernon climbed to 41.5 C, beating their old high of 38.1 C in 2014. Kelowna hit a high of 41.3 C, breaking its old mark of 38.1 C in 2015.
Osoyoos reached a blazing 42 C, just passing their old record of 40.9 C in 2015.
Other parts of the Southern Interior that hit records include:
- Princeton: New record of 41.4 C, old record of 38.5 C in 2015
- Trail: New record of 42.2 C, old record of 40.6 C in 2015
- Nakusp: New record of 35.8 C, old record of 35.3 in 2015
The reading from Environment Canada in Lytton showed the mercury at 46.1 C Sunday afternoon, marking a new all-time high recorded in Canada. The previous record was 45 C, set in Saskatchewan in 1937. In fact, Lytton was hotter than Phoenix, Arizona.
A total of 59 areas across BC broke records on Sunday. Others include:
- Vancouver: New record of 31.1 C, old record of 27.2 C in 1935
- Victoria: New record of 37.7 C, old record 29.5 in 1995
- Golden: New record of 36.5 C, old record of 35 C in 1925
- Abbotsford: New record of 41.4 C, old record of 32.3 C in 2015
- Fort St. John: New record of 34.9 C, old record of 30 C in 1928
Temperatures are expected to rise to 46 C in parts of the Thompson-Okanagan by Tuesday, which means records will certainly fall.