The Province of British Columbia (BC) has recorded the highest temperatures in the history of Canada with the heat wave the province is currently experiencing.

Lytton, B.C., broke the record Sunday afternoon for the hottest temperature ever recorded in Canada with a measurement of 46.6 C, according to Environment Canada. The previous record high temperature for the country was 45 C, set in Saskatchewan in July 1937.

Other notable highs include the Fraser Valley, which broke 40 C at Cultus Lake for the first time Saturday while temperatures in the Pemberton Valley are so high an evacuation order has been issued because of rising river levels caused by snowmelt.

Forecasters expect the Lower Mainland to reach temperatures as high as 45 C today (Monday), when the heat wave is expected to peak. Abbotsford, in the Fraser Valley, will be the city to watch on Monday as it will feel as hot as 50 C.

Source: Global News