Temperatures in the East Kootenay are hitting record highs.
Trevor Smith with Environment Canada says the Mercury rose to new heights Monday in Cranbrook and Sparwood.
“Cranbrook hit 33.9 degrees Monday, breaking the old record of 33.3 degrees, which was set way back in 1929,” Smith says. “Also, the Sparwood area was pretty toasty. 32.5 degrees was recorded and the old record was 31.7 degrees, set back in 1986.”
Another scorcher is in the forecast for the East Kootenay Tuesday.
Smith expects records to be broken again, with highs of 35 degrees in the forecast.
The current record for August 29th is 33.9 degrees in Cranbrook and 30.6 degrees in Sparwood.
– Environment Canada Meteorologist, Trevor Smith
– Jeff Johnson