Records of cold temperatures in B.C. Wednesday

It was cold in Metro Vancouver on Wednesday, but the region hasn’t broken records in cold temperatures. However, seven other areas of the province broke records.

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Several records of cold temperatures have been made in B.C. Wednesday after a winter storm that struck much of the province.


Environment and climate change According to Canada, seven areas of the province have broken records, including Mount Puntzi in the Cariboo region at -48.8 ° C on Wednesday, shattering the 2005 record of -37.4 ° C.

Prince George and Burns Lake were below -44 ° C, breaking previous records of just under -41 ° C. Quesnel was -41.9 ° C after 41.2 ° C in 1916.

Lake Tattlayoko in the Chilcotin region was -35.4 ° C, compared to -35 ° C in 1950, while Clinton was -33.3 ° C and broke its record – 29.8 ° C in 2005.

Bella Bella, located on the central BC coast, was – 12.8 ° C, breaking the 2012 record of – 7.6 ° C.

#Brrr, it has been very cold inside in the past few days. The last time it was -40C in Quesnel was 1991! Check out these morning minimum temperature records …

A gradual warming is forecast for the coming days … not quite warm, but less cold. #BCStorm

– ECCC Weather British Columbia (@ECCCWeatherBC) January 15, 2020

Many parts of the province were still exposed to extreme cold warnings on Thursday, including the Peace River, Elk Valley, Haines Road, South Klondike, Teslin, and the Yoho and Kootenay Park regions. Environment and climate change According to Canada, arctic winds could lower the cooling temperature in some areas below – 50 ° C.

Otherwise, arctic flow warnings applied to the north and central coasts and to the Fraser Valley, where the wind chill factor was expected to be -20 ° C.