Canada hits record temperature of 46.1C amid heatwave
Canada has set its highest temperature on record after a village in British Columbia reached 46.1C (115F) on Sunday.
The temperature in Lytton, in the south of Canada’s western-most province, surpassed the previous national high of 45C (113F), set in Saskatchewan in 1937.
As the US Pacific north-west sweltered to the south, a heat warning was in effect for most of western Canada, too, and the country’s weather agency said numerous daily temperature records had been broken across British Columbia.
Environment Canada expects temperatures to begin cooling on Tuesday.
In the coastal city of Vancouver, where the temperature peaked at 31C (88F) by mid afternoon on Sunday, many people headed to the beach, though the crowds appeared smaller than usual in the sweltering heat.