Wednesday, July 28

The “heat dome” that has caused Canada and the Northwest US to break their all-time temperature records

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A woman cools off in Vancouver.

Image source, Reuters

Canada recorded the highest temperature in its history at a time when the western part of the country and the northwestern United States are undergoing an unprecedented heat wave.

In Lytton, British Columbia, thermometers reached 46.6 ° C on Sunday, breaking a pre-existing record from 84 years ago, authorities said.

A “heat dome” (high static pressure that acts like a pot lid) has also set records never before seen in many other areas of the country.

United States and Canada have warned their citizens about “dangerous” heat levels that could persist this week.

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