Abbotsford registers hot weather record

Abbotsford hit a new temperature record with a high of 32.3 C on Saturday, June 27.

  • Jun. 29, 2015 8:00 p.m.
Abbotsford registers hot weather record

Abbotsford hit a new temperature record with a high of 32.3 C on Saturday, June 27.

The new mark was a little over a degree warmer than the record set in 2000, which was 31.1 C.

Sunday cooled slightly with a high of 30.9 C, leaving Abbotsford’s 32.4 C record for that day unbroken.

Abbotsford’s all-time high for June is 34.1 C.

According to meteorologist Matt MacDonald there were 64 temperature records broken across the province Saturday with Lillooet, Lytton, Revelstoke and Vernon all hovering near 40 C.

MacDonald said recent overnight temperatures in Abbotsford are sitting close to 10 degrees above normal, at 16-17 C.

The heat must reach 33.3 C today (Monday) to break Abbotsford’s 64-year-old mark. Monday’s projected high is around 30 C.

For this week, MacDonald said Abbotsford will be flirting with record daily highs, which range between 31-32 C.