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Pitt Meadows smashes nearly 150-year-old temperature record

July 9 reached 34.2C, the hottest on record
Many locals are searching for ways to keep cool amidst the ongoing heat wave that surpassed a 150-year-old temperature record. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

The latest heat wave has ushered in consistent temperatures of more than 30C in the past few days in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows, with Tuesday even surpassing a long-standing record.

According to Environment Canada, the daily high in Pitt Meadows reached 34.2C on Tuesday, July 9, which was the highest temperature the city has seen on any July 9 in record-keeping history.

The previous record of 33.3C had been in place for nearly 150 years, having been set back in 1875. But this week's intensive heat wave ushered in a new record, beating the old one by nearly a full degree.

And it doesn't look like the warm weather and sunny skies are going anywhere anytime soon, with Environment Canada reporting that daily highs will remain above 23C for Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge until at least Tuesday, July 16, and no rain for the foreseeable future.

In response to this ongoing heat wave, the entire province has been placed under a campfire ban, effective July 12, which will be in place until further notice.

Brandon Tucker

About the Author: Brandon Tucker

I have been a journalist since 2013, with much of my career spent covering sports and entertainment stories in Alberta.
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