This heat wave is explained by an event called a “heat dome”: high pressure catches hot air in the region.
The heat impact continues in Canada. Mercury reached 49.5 ° C in Lytton on Tuesday for the third day in a row, according to the Canadian Meteorological Service. The village, northeast of Vancouver, had already broken a record high of 46.6 C on Sunday afternoon. Reminiscent of Radio-Canada.
At 4:20 p.m., the Lytton station recorded 49.5 degrees, again breaking daily and historic temperature records, for the third day in a row, ”Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECC) tweeted. According to official records, before 2021, it was never above 45 C in Canada.
Continuous heat wave
It should not be over. As for Radio-Canada, officials have warned Westerners that an extreme heat warning will be in effect for several days. “The long and dangerous historic heat wave will last all week,” the Environment Ministry announced.
This heat wave is explained by an event called a “heat dome”: high pressure catches hot air in the region. The intensity of this “heat dome” is statistically rare, and can only be expected once every few thousand years on average, “wrote meteorologists. Washington Post, Capital Weather Gang. “But man-induced climate change has exacerbated this kind of exceptional occurrence.”