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A “heat dome” in the west causes record temperatures

A “Thermal Dome” Breaking new temperature records in western Canada on Sunday, June 27 triggered heat warnings in three provinces and two Arctic regions.

More than forty new temperature records were set over the weekend, including the Whistler Sky Resort in British Columbia. Also the high pressures that blow hot air in the area should be there during the week.

The village of Lytton in British Columbia now holds the all-time record for Canada: the thermometer there rose to 46.6 C, according to Environment Canada. On July 5, 1937, it was 45 C in two cities in the province of Saskatchewan.

“Prolonged, Dangerous and Historic Heat Wave”

Environment Canada has issued warnings for British Columbia, Alberta and parts of Saskatchewan, Yukon and the Northwest Territories. “Prolonged, dangerous and historic heat wave will continue throughout this week”, Warned the system. “The afternoon temperature should be above 30 Sunday C, and peaks at almost 40 பகுதிகளில் Some parts of C week ”, He adds. It is ten to fifteen degrees higher than normal.

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“It’s hotter in some parts of western Canada than Dubai”, Said David Phillips, Canada’s chief climate analyst.

Shops are not in stock of air conditioners and fans, cities have opened cooling centers, Govt-19 vaccination campaigns have been canceled and schools have been closed. Electricity consumption in British Columbia has reached record levels as locals try to cool off.

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44 C forecast in Portland, USA

At the border, the U.S. Meteorological Service also issued a warning “Dangerous heat wave”, Especially affecting the states of the Northwest Coast (Washington State and Oregon).

“The historic heat wave in the Northwest will continue for most of the week, with many daily, monthly and unseen records.”, National Weather Service Report.

On June 27, 2021, a man was found cold under a fountain in Portland, Oregon.

Sunday’s forecast for Portland, Oregon, was 44 C, which is expected to remain the same on Monday. The thermometer will set an all-time high of 40 C at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on Sunday, and even higher that will reach 43.9 reach C on Monday.

The U.S. Olympic track and field trials in Oregon were suspended on Sunday. The move came as events surrounded the city of Eugene at a temperature of 41 C. The last day of these exams is scheduled to take place on Sunday afternoon at the beginning of the men’s 200m.

Le Mont with AFP and AP