The destroyed 'heat dome' holds records of extreme temperatures in North America

The destroyed ‘heat dome’ holds records of extreme temperatures in North America

a “Thermal Dome” Temperatures rose to new heights in western Canada and the Pacific Northwest of the United States, triggering heat warnings from Oregon to the Canadian Arctic on Sunday.

More than 40 new temperatures are rising Recorded in British Columbia Over the weekend, among other things, in the Whistler Sky area. The high-pressure ridge, which catches hot air in the region, is expected to break records throughout the week.

Central Canada Post alerts Areas of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Yukon and Northwest Territories.

“The long, dangerous and historic heat wave will continue this week,” the warnings said.

“High afternoon temperatures will hover in the mid-30s today (Sunday) and in some areas as high as 40C (104 F).”

This temperature is 10-15 C higher than normal.

The U.S. Meteorological Agency issued a similar warning for a “dangerous heat wave” that could reach temperatures as high as 30 degrees Fahrenheit in parts of Washington and Oregon.

“The historic heat wave will continue in the Northwest for most of next week, with many daily, monthly and even historical records.” He said in a statement.

Monday is expected to be the hottest day in major cities such as Seattle and Portland, with record highs in both cities.

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On July 5, 1937, the highest temperature ever recorded in Canada was 45 C (113 ° F) in two cities in southeastern Saskatchewan. It was broken on June 27 as the current hotspot in Lytton, British Columbia – about 250 kilometers (155 miles))) northeast Vancouver – It reached 46.1 degrees Celsius (114.98 degrees Fahrenheit).

“I want to break a record, but it’s like breaking them,” Environment Canada’s chief climate scientist David Phillips told CTV.

“It’s hotter in some parts of western Canada than Dubai.”

The risk of wildfires is high and water levels in lakes and rivers are low.

The stores are said to have sold small air conditioners and fans, while cities have opened emergency cooling centers and many fans. COVID-19 Vaccination clinics have been canceled.

Meanwhile, electricity use in British Columbia said demand for electricity was at record highs as residents tried to stay cool.

© AFP

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