October 21, 2021

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A “heat dome” in the west brings 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 40 new temperature records were set over the weekend, including the Whistler Sky Resort in British Columbia. And high pressures that catch hot air in the region are expected to break records continuously throughout the week.

“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”, Said Environment Canada. “Sunday afternoon temperatures will be above thirty degrees, with some areas reaching nearly 40 degrees by the middle of the week.”, Adds company. It is ten to fifteen degrees higher than normal.

On July 5, 1937 the highest temperature in Canada was 45 ° C in two Saskatchewan cities, a record that could be broken in the days to come.

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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 no longer stocked with air conditioners and fans, cities have opened air-conditioning centers, and the Govt-19 vaccination campaign has been canceled.

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44 C forecast in Portland, USA

This heat wave “Unprecedented” It also affects the northwestern United States. The U.S. National Weather Service described the historic heat wave that hit the Pacific Northwest, raising daytime temperatures in areas where many residents lacked air conditioning.

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The forecast temperature for Sunday in Portland, Oregon was 44 C, and the forecast calls for the same temperature on Monday. Temperatures at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on Sunday are expected to reach an all-time high of 40 degrees Celsius, while high temperatures on Monday are expected to reach 43.9 degrees Celsius as high temperature warnings continue in the region.

Le Mont with AFP and AP