A “hot dome” in the west causes record temperatures

A "hot dome" in the west causes record temperatures

A “Heat Dome” New temperatures broke in western Canada, with heat alerts issued on Sunday, June 27 in three provinces and two Arctic regions.

More than forty new temperature records have been set in British Columbia, including the Whistler School Resort. The high pressures that trap warm air in the area should remain there for a week.

The village of Litton in British Columbia now holds Canada’s all-time record: the thermometer there rose to 46.6 to C, the Environment Canada said. On July 5, 1937, two cities in the province of Saskatchewan recorded the highest temperature in the country at 45 degrees Celsius.

“Prolonged, Dangerous and Historic Heat Wave”

Environment Canada issued alerts for British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Yukon and the Northwest Territories. “The long, dangerous and historic heat wave will continue throughout this week.”, Warned the organization. “The afternoon temperature should not exceed 30 C Sunday will reach a high of about 40 40 C ചില C in some areas in the middle of the week ”, He adds. This is ten to fifteen degrees higher than normal.

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“In some parts of western Canada it is hotter than Dubai.”Environment said David Phillips, chief climatologist at Canada.

Stores have no stock of air conditioners and fans, cities have opened cooling centers, Covid-19 vaccination campaigns have been canceled and schools have been closed. Power consumption in British Columbia has reached record highs.

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44 ° C forecast in Portland, USA

Across the border, U.S. weather services and a “Dangerous heat wave”Particularly affecting the northwest coast states (Washington State, Oregon).

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

On June 27, 2021, a man cools down in a fountain in Portland, Oregon.

Sunday’s forecast for Portland, Oregon, was 44 C, and Monday was expected to be the same. The thermometer at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on Sunday was supposed to bring the all-time high to 40 degrees Celsius. On Monday, it reached 43.9 degrees Celsius.

The U.S. Olympic track and field trials in Oregon were suspended Sunday. The epicenter was reported below the epicenter, at 41 degrees Celsius. The last day of the election was scheduled for Sunday afternoon, ending the men’s 200m.

Le Monte AFP, AP.

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