28 Jun 2021

‘Heat dome’ in Canada leads to record 46.6C temperature, as climate crisis makes extreme heat more common

Canada has reached its highest recorded temperature, beating the previous national high set in 1937.

Part of British Columbia reached 46.6C yesterday and that could be beaten again by tomorrow.

Western Canada and the Pacific north-west of the United States have seen temperature records tumble as a dome of heat sits over the region.