More than 230 deaths were reported in Canada as a historic heatwave brought record-high temperatures.
The number of heat-related deaths in Canada is likely to rise as some areas report that they have responded to sudden death incidents but have yet to collate the actual numbers.
As being reported, the tiny village of Lytton, about 155 miles (250 km) east of Vancouver – and not much further south than London – has recorded all of Canada’s recent record highs.
The record of high temperature was broken in Canada as the temperature was recorded 49.6C (121.3F) in Lytton, British Columbia, for a third straight day on Tuesday.
Before Sunday, temperatures in Canada had never passed 45C.
For the 3rd day in a row Canada 🇨🇦 has seen a record breaking temperature of almost 5️⃣0️⃣°C in Lytton, BC.— BBC Weather (@bbcweather) June 30, 2021
The record before this #heatwave has been broken by an incredible 4.6 degrees (most records are broken by fractions of degrees) 🌡https://t.co/QNiiCjZSKJ pic.twitter.com/XhUNTItVcu
More than 230 deaths have been reported in British Columbia since Friday officials stated on Tuesday.
While in Vancouver, heat is believed to have been a contributing factor in the unexpected deaths of 65 people since Friday.