Abbotsford breaks two heat records

The city squeaked past previous records set in 1945 and 1967 for June 30 and July 1.

Summer arrived in blazing hot fashion on the long weekend.

Two new daily temperature records were set, as Abbotsford thermometers rose past the 30 degree Celsius mark.

Matt MacDonald, a meteorologist from Environment Canada, said that on Sunday, June 30, Abbotsford set a record of 33.3 degrees, beating out the old record of 33 degrees set in 1945.

On Canada Day (July 1), a second record fell as the official reading hit 29.5 degrees, just barely beating the old daily record of 29.4 set in 1967.

The heat wave cooled slightly yesterday and today, but the forecast is calling for more 30-plus degree weather by Sunday.