Environment Canada continued its Heat Warning for the Fort Nelson region Thursday morning.
It’s forecasting another hot day with temperatures expected to climb to 29 degrees with a humidex of 34.
The community broke a previous daytime temperature record yesterday for Aug. 24 peaking at 31.2, exactly four degrees warmer than the old record set in 1958.
“Hot weather is occurring as a ridge of high pressure has built over the BC Interior. Daytime highs are expected to reach 30 degrees with overnight lows near 14 degrees. There will be a cooling trend starting on Friday,” said the warning.
Here is the latest forecast for the area:
Besides Fort Nelson, Mackenzie set its own temperature record Wednesday reaching 31.6, surpassing the old 2002 mark of 27.5.
While not a record, Fort St. John climaxed at 29.0 degrees.