Canada sees 119-year-old temperature record broken in many provinces

Canada. In image Jasper National Park, Alberta/ courtesy: Pixabay

Toronto/IBNS: Regions throughout Canada, including areas of Alberta, British Columbia and Yukon are reportedly reaching an upward trend of record-breaking daily temperatures.

Canada broke an 119-year-old temperature record among more than a dozen provinces.

On March 16 throughout Alberta, including in Banff, Beaverlodge and Edmonton, set daily maximum temperature records, Environment Canada’s weather summary says.

The Grande Prairie area’s Friday’s temperature of 12.2 C broke an old record of 10 C set in 1947.

Temperatures in Banff, having been recorded since 1887, Banff reached Saturday 15.3 C, according to the data against a previous record of 13.9 C for March 16, set in 1947

Temperature records for Beaverlodge, near the British Columbia border having been kept since 1912 and with its 14.4 C, surpassed the previous record of 13.5 C, set in 1985.

Edmonton’s temperatures, having been recorded since 1959, also saw record-breaking temperatures of 10.9 C, with the previous record standing at 8.8 C, set in 1981.

 British Columbia’s temperature spike with its many areas seeing records broken on March 16 due to a ridge of high pressure was reported by.Environment Canada.

A new record of 22.6 C was seen in Abbotsford east of Vancouver — Environment Canada has been recording its temperature since 1947 — with its previous record of 22.2 C, set in 1947.

Bella Bella, north of Vancouver Island — records in this area have been kept since 1977 — saw a jump in temperatures of 20.7 C, significantly higher than the previous record of 15.2 C, which was set in 1988.

Burns Lake Area with its temperature record of 16.1 C, broke the previous record of 11.3 C, which was set in 1992. Temperature records here have been kept for this region since 1949.

Record breaking temperatures on Saturday were also seen in areas including Squamish, Whistler, West Vancouver and Victoria.

Squamish reached 23 degrees Celsius — against its previous record of 17.3 C, set in 1983 — Whistler’s spike of 16.3 C — against the previous record of 14.0 C 1985 — while Victoria reached 19.0 C — over the previous record of 18.3 C in 1947.

A new daily temperature record of 18.7 C was seen by West Vancouver surpassing the previous record of 15.5 C of 983.

Increased temperatures in New Brunswick March 16 were also seen, Environment Canada reported, with the Grand Manan Area — whose temperature has been recorded since 1962 — seeing temperatures that tied that previous record of 2010’s 8.5 C.

A daily temperature record on March 16 in numerous areas throughout the Yukon including Burwash Landing Area, Carmacks Area, Faro Area, Haines Junction Area and Kluane Lake Area also saw a rise in temperatures.

Burwash — whose records here have been kept since 1966 — reached 7.9 C on Saturday, beating the previous record of 5.9 C set in 2018.

Similarly, Carmacks also surpassed a record last set in 2018, reaching 10.2 C, a jump over the previous high of 9.4 C. (Records here have been kept since 1963.)

Faro Area’s temperature spiked to 10.3 C against its previous record standing at 7.7 C in 2018), Haines Junction saw 11.8 C beating the 2018 record of 7.7 C, and Kluane Lake Area reached 7.4 C passing the 2018 record of 5.9 C.

Record reports having derived from a selection of historical stations in each geographic area, says Environment Canada, their data “does not constitute a complete or final report.”