A "heat bubble" is over western Canada and the northwest of the USA in the Pacific, taking the temperatures at ever higher rates.

Summer at Lost Lake Park in Whistler, Canada.
The city is normally home to a ski resort – Image: Irina274 – Istockphoto

More than 40 new temperature rises were registered in the British Columbia over the weekend, even in the well-known ski resort town of Whistler. And the high-pressure area that holds hot air in the region is expected to continue causing records throughout the week.

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Environment Canada issued alerts for British Columbia, Alberta and parts of Saskatchewan, Yukon and the Northwest Territories. “A prolonged, dangerous and historic heat wave will persist this week,” the newspaper said.

According to the vehicle, the high temperatures reached 30oC on Sunday afternoon (27), and will reach a peak close to 40oC, in some regions, midweek. These are temperatures 10 to 15 degrees Celsius higher than normal.

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According to the Science Alert website, the US National Weather Service has issued a similar warning about a "dangerous heat wave" that could cause a record rise in temperatures in parts of the United States. Washington and Oregon.

"The historic Northwest heat wave will continue for much of next week, with numerous daily, monthly and even all-time records likely to be achieved," the agency said in a statement.

Canada Records Highest Temperature in 84 Years

The highest temperature ever recorded in Canada was 45°C (113°F) in two cities in southeastern Saskatchewan on July 5, 1937. This record was broken last Sunday (27) in Lytton, British Columbia – about 250 km northeast of Vancouver, which reached 46,1°C (114,98°F).

As serious consequences of this phenomenon, the risks of forest fires are high and the water levels in lakes and rivers are lower.

It appears that stores have run out of air conditioners and portable fans, while cities have opened emergency cooling centers and several Covid-19 vaccination posts have been closed.

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