A ridge of high pressure resulted in several new weather records across Vancouver Island on Saturday, according to Environment Canada.
The Victoria Harbour area, which has records dating back to 1874, set a new record of 24 C, beating the old mark of 21.1 C set in 1939, while Victoria International Airport, which has records dating back to 1914, set a new record of 21.8 C, topping the of 19.9 C set in 2016.
Esquimalt hit 24.4 C, toppling the old mark of 21.1 set in 1939, and the Malahat area set a new mark of 22.4 C, smashing the old record of 18.8 C set in 1994.
Estevan Point set a new record of 20 C, up from 17 C in in 2016, while Port Alberni was a scorching 27.1 C, edging past the old record of 26.7 C set in 1939.
Port Hardy also established a new high with 20.9 C, eclipsing the old record of 18.6 C set in 2016.
Cache Creek, in the heart of the province, had B.C.’s high temperature at 28.4 C — another record. Its previous high, set in 2016, was 26.7 C.