Warm weather breaks Abbotsford temperature record

Temperature reached 14.9 C Sunday, and another record could fall Monday

  • Jan. 26, 2015 5:00 a.m.
Warm weather has drawn animals of all sorts out into the January air.

Warm weather has drawn animals of all sorts out into the January air.

For the third time this winter, spring-like temperatures have snapped a weather record in Abbotsford.

Sunday’s high of 14.9 C broke the former record of 13.5 C set in 2005. The records go back to 1945.

Abbotsford was just one of several communities that set new records for high temperatures, ranging from Lillooet in the interior, to Comox on Vancouver Island. With a temperature of 15.3 C, White Rock recorded the day’s highest temperature.

With a forecast high of 14 C Monday and a historical Jan. 26 record of 14.4 C, set in 2003, Abbotsford could break another record. At 2 p.m., the mercury had reached 14 C at Abbotsford International Airport, where Environment Canada measures the weather.

Just last month, though, the mercury soared even higher, reaching 17 C on Dec. 9 and 17.8 C on Dec. 10.