On Sunday, July 14, Canadian Forces Station (CFS) Alert in Nunavut hit a record temperature of 21.0°C breaking the previous all-time record of 20.0°C that was set back on July 8, 1956. This is the highest temperature ever recorded north of 80°N! Did you know that it was warmer in Alert, NU on Sunday than it was in Victoria, BC, which “only” reached a high of 20.6°C! Numerous other northern communities have also shattered temperature records in the last few days including Iqaluit, NU, where the mercury climbed to 23.5°C on July 9th – setting a new record high temperature for this day.
This unprecedented heatwave continued into Monday, July 15th and Tuesday, July 16th, but will end on Wednesday July 17th.