Lytton disappeared. 90% of the buildings and houses in this small town, also known as a village in the interior of the Canadian province of British Columbia, were set on fire. Preferences The small location made world news this week as it broke the record for highest temperature in Canadian history at 50 degrees Celsius in three consecutive days.
“A battlefield”. Lytton described the situation as a local official who toured British Columbia, which was devastated by fire and ash.
The fire broke out to evacuate the small town, located 250 kilometers northeast of Vancouver.
Lytton, BC – The city that set the new all-time Canadian heat record of 49.6 (C (121 ° F) yesterday – is now on fire from the blaze caused by the heat wave.
– Mike Hoodema (ike Mike Hoodema) July 1, 2021
People are missing, but thousands of residents have fled to safety. Today, when they return to Lytton, they have seen very little, and most have seen their homes burn to ashes.
Extreme heat in Canada has caused major wildfires # Litton To evacuate.
– Simon Proud (im Simon_sat) July 1, 2021
The Lyton fire is now 90 square kilometers and is still active and uncontrollable, endangering other areas in the region.
Record approximately 50ºC in the middle of a brutal heat wave
The Canadian heat record broke early Sunday, with British Columbia’s Lytton at 46.6. C recorded. The mark was 1.6 C higher than the record set on July 5. 1937. Within 24 hours, the same litany broke a record high of 47.9 with C on Monday. But it did not stop there. On June 29, for the third time, the record was 49.6. C was.
At 4:20 p.m., Leighton Climate Station reported 49.5 ° C, breaking all-day and all-day highs for the third day in a row. Final numbers and all other temperature records will be posted this afternoon. #BCStorm pic.twitter.com/jYpvxM0iIy
– ECCCC Weather British Columbia (@ECCC WeatherBC) June 29, 2021
Canada’s new record maximum temperature, to give you an idea, surpassed the all-time high of 47.2 degrees Celsius in Las Vegas. The North American city is located in the Nevada desert and is hot in summer. According to the World Climate Organization, summer temperatures in Lytton are generally warmer than in the Middle East, compared to a region with the Rocky Mountains and Glacier National Park. The OMM Glaciers are more likely to melt.
“Words cannot describe this historic event,” wrote meteorologist Armel Castellon of Environment and Climate Change Canada. He said: We have not done this yet. “Without human-induced climate change, it would have been impossible for temperatures in Lytton to reach 49.6 degrees Celsius, as tens of thousands of such natural disasters occur in the region,” he said. Met Office, UK Weather Service.