Squamish smashed a 51 year old record for high temperature for May 9.
Squamish recorded a hot 29.5 C yesterday, nearly three degree hotter than the temperature recorded on May 9 in 1968. The temperature that day in 1968 was 26.1 C.
By the evening of May 10, Squamish would have broken another record.
The new daily temperature record for May 10 this year is 27 degree, two degrees above the recorded temperature in 1997, according to Mike Gismondy, a meteorologist with Environment Canada.
Tomorrow is expected to be slightly cooler, and won’t come close to breaking the record for May 11. The hottest daily temperature for May 11 was recorded at 31 degrees in 1997.
Gismondy said the heat wave is unexpected, but not unusual, as the high temperature record for 1997 suggests.
“It happens, but not so frequently,” he said.
While hot weather continues for a few days, showers can be expected next week.