Heat waves dominate Canada, US
A hot spell controls several regions in Canada, where a heatwave was recorded at 46.6 degrees Celsius. Moreover, the US Meteorological Service is also warning of a "dangerous heatwave".
Three provinces and two main districts near the North Pole in Canada faced threats from severe hot waves last Sunday, as a dominating heatwave over western Canada set resulted in unconditioned heat degrees.
The temperature rose to a high record in British Columbia over the weekend, exceeding 40 degrees, particularly at the Whistler ski station.
According to the Commission for Environmental Cooperation, Leighton, British Columbia, became the area that holds the record for the hottest temperature in Canada, with a record of 46.6 degrees Celsius.
It is noteworthy that the highest temperature ever recorded in Canada so far was 45°C in two cities in Saskatchewan on July 5, 1937. It is expected that the high atmospheric pressure that holds the air in the region to record new temperature levels during the week.
For its part, the Commission for Environmental Cooperation in the provinces of British Columbia and Alberta and some areas of Saskatchewan, Yukon, and areas of the northwest have issued heat alerts.
The commission mentioned, "A long wave of dangerous and unprecedented heat will continue throughout the week," adding that "the temperature will reach about 40 degrees in some areas in the middle of the week," that is, ten to 15 degrees above the normal rate.
Canada's Senior Climatologist, David Phillips, explained, “in some areas in western Canada, the temperature will be higher than it is in Dubai.”
Shops have run out of air conditioners and fans, while centers have been set up in cities to get free drinks and avoid the heat. At the same time, coronavirus vaccination campaigns have been canceled, and schools were closed. In addition, electricity consumption in British Columbia has reached very high levels.
On the other side of the border, the US National Weather Service also warned of a "dangerous heatwave," particularly in the coastal states of Northwest Washington and Oregon.
It also clarified that the heatwave would continue during the next week, with expectations to record high-temperature levels daily and monthly.