It was an absolute scorcher in the Lower Mainland today, and as well as across the province.
Unofficially, 34 temperature records were broken across the province according to Global BC meteorologist Kate Gajdosik.
“38 degrees in Pemberton; the old record 34 set back in 1992. Port Alberni on the island, it was also very warm with 36.6 as the record high today beating out their old record in 2000 of 34.”
Closer to home, there were a number of sizzling highs.
“And here on the mainland we broke records in places like Pitt Meadows, West Vancouver, and out in Agassiz a high temperature of 33.7 beating out the old record of 31.6 back in 2006.”
Expect much of the same tomorrow, with highs of 31 degrees inland.
For crews working in the sun it’s still blistering hot.
Ricardo says he’s been working concrete for 11 years – and while he loves being outside – it can be tough in the summer.
“The sun – just being hot – and sweating and it doesn’t go away. So you just gotta push through it.”
And he says getting up close and personal with the concrete poses it’s own special challenges.
“The heat kind of comes off of it – especially when you’re in a hole that deep, and you’ve got all the other concrete and metal around you it’s just a lot hotter.”
So as you find yourself roasting in the summer heat, keep in mind – it could always get a little hotter.