The small village in British Columbia, located about 260 kilometers northeast of Vancouver, broke all heat records with a 46.6 degrees Celsius.
After beating Canada’s heat record, as well as the heat record for a town beyond 45 degrees north latitude, by flirting with 50 degrees Celsius, Lytton, Thursday, July 1, was removed from the list.
The small village in British Columbia, located about 260 kilometers northeast of Vancouver, broke all heat records with a 46.6 degrees Celsius. The highest temperature ever recorded in Canada. The old record was broken – 45 ° C, which was taken at two stations in Saskatchewan in 1937.
But these thermal records led to disaster. Because devastating bushfires have since erupted across the region and especially around Lytton, which cannot be saved.
The eviction order fell Tuesday night: In a letter to his constituents, the mayor of Lytton, Jean Polderman, told them to leave the city and take cover.
Another look at the devastation in Lytton, these guys jumped in their car and managed to get out of it. You can see flame spread, dry conditions and smoke. just awful @ NEWS1130 pic.twitter.com/4uOf40yj1b
– Tarnjit Kaur Parmar (@Tarnjitkparmar) July 1, 2021
Canada has issued alerts for British Columbia, Alberta, parts of Saskatchewan, Yukon, and the Northwest Territories.
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